The Methodist Girls Senior High School (MEGHISS), Mamfe in the Eastern Region, who are the current National Robotics club champions in Ghana will in May represent Ghana in this year’s Robofest world Championship in Michigan in the United States of America.
The competition seeks to bring out the creativity in the youth. Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots to perform a specific task.
Speaking on GBC’s ‘Uniiq FM Breakfast Drive’, the Robotic Club team made known that Robotic evolution will change lives in business, economics, health, education and industries through advancement in their discoveries. They were very positive that, further academic investments in the field will lead to greater inventions that could make live simple and much better.
“Robotics is very important because it covers the career fields. For instance, in the medical field scientists have introduce Nanobots to helps destroy cancerous cells without interfering with the red blood cells. In the Agricultural field, there are machines which help in after harvesting to sort out grains from spoilt ones. Also, with the animals we have a machine that detects livestock and produce an amount of food to be served to sustain the livestock,” Vanessa Sarpong, spokesperson of the team explained.
According to the team, this year’s competition task is about Binary blocks. They explained that the Binary Block is a game in which a decimal number base 10 (0-15) is given. Their task in the competition is to find the binary, program and build a robot to arrange its black and white boxes to that Binary given.
They added that the competition will show how Binary is applicable in everyday life such us in programming electronic hard wares and logic operators.
They appealed to the general public especially government to help them fund for the trip to USA for the competition.
Story By: Mavis Arthur.