The first day of the national robotics championship has come to the end in Nazarbayev Intellectual School in Pavlodar.
This year, for the first time, the Republican Robot Olympiad is held in the regional center, as previously all competitions were held in capital cities. On April 27, 2019, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev visited the regional stage of the WRO in the Pavlodar region.
Anuar Kumpekeev, the Akim of Pavlodar, took part in the opening of the main republican event of the year in the field of robotics. The official start of the competition with a symbolic push on the “Start” button was launched by the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Autonomous Educational Organization “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” Azamat Zhankeev.
Overall, the city on the river Irtysh gathered together 240 young roboticists from all over the country. The WRO is organized in four categories: “Regular”, “Open”, “Football Robot” and “Jasampaz”. This year’s special additional category “Jasampaz” is dedicated to the main theme of 2019 season - Smart Cities. Therefore, many projects of schoolchildren were devoted to the introduction of smart technologies in the city to make it more sustainable. The jury reviewed and evaluated new urban solutions, projects of smart parking lots and pharmacies, as well as ideas aimed at solving problems of ecology, security and other urgent issues.
Year by year the number of young roboticists from rural areas is increasing. This year, two teams joined the WRO - “Robotech” (Maikaiyn village, Bayanaul audany, Pavlodar region) and “RoboReBoot” (Zhylandy village, Alakol audany, Almaty region).
Traditionally, the brightest NIS students take part in the championship - the winners of prestigious international and republican competitions. among them are Nurdaulet Taumergenov – the winner of the Grand Prix of the Yakutsk International Science Fair - 2018, Sofia Kokorina (included in the world top 10 in the regular junior category).
The names of the best roboticists of the country, who will participate in the selection of the world championship, will be known tomorrow. This year's World Robot Olympiad will be held on November 14-16 in the capital of Hungary – Budapest.