Sri Lanka Robotics took Bronze at First Global Robotics

Sri Lanka reached the semi-finals of the FIRST Global Challenge, an annual Robotics Olympiad that was held this year in Dubai from 25-27 October with 189 countries participating. The team also won the Judges’ Award for Technical Excellence for the best designed robot for the second year running. http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/Sri-Lanka-wins-Bronze-Medal-and-Judges–Award-in-Robotics-Olympiad/50-688665

Team Lanka at Robotics Olympics in Mexico this week

Last July, our team went to to the kickoff  Robotics tournament in DC. This year, the team’s expanded to include students from other schools in the country. Students: Cong, Daniel, Felix, Hamza, Lasith, Navod, Sachin, Sherwin, and Syanthan. Coaches: Shankar, Jekhan, Dilum, and Srimali This is one impressive gathering of 170 nations. It is hosted by the … Continue reading Team Lanka at Robotics Olympics in Mexico this week

Robotics Olympics highlights. Team Sri Lanka returns

Washington DC’s humidity hovered around 90 percent when the competition began on 16 July. Team Sri Lanka’s four students were sweating bullets for different reasons. In a crowded basement, parked between Senegal and Sudan their 20-wheel steel robot needed some repair work. The bot that they built in secret in a classroom in Colombo (they … Continue reading Robotics Olympics highlights. Team Sri Lanka returns

Two weeks to Robotics Olympics! Team Sri Lanka gears up

Yesterday I spoke to Sri Lanka’s four-member team making the final tweaks to their robot, with hundreds of moving parts including 8 motors, 4 sensors, 4 servos, and some pretty fancy wheels. (This was them, 2 weeks ago.) These are A-Level students, with the grit and passion you’d expect from college kids. They’ve mastered the … Continue reading Two weeks to Robotics Olympics! Team Sri Lanka gears up

Team Sri Lanka head to International Robotics event in DC

I like to break to the news about a story that has been in the works since April. Sri Lanka was invited to participate in the first ever International Robotics event, billed as the Olympics of Robotics. It is organized by First Global, an extension of FIRST Robotics, by Dean Kamen, a serial entrepreneur The … Continue reading Team Sri Lanka head to International Robotics event in DC

‘Energy Impact’ challenge at First Global Robotics

The biggest international robotics event starts this week in Mexico City, and will run from the 16th to the 18th August. Sri Lanka’s team was featured on the home page of First Global this week. This year’s theme for 2018 is “Energy Impact”. This means the robots must work in collaboration, working in three teams (three random nations … Continue reading ‘Energy Impact’ challenge at First Global Robotics

Future Inventors – My LMD article on Team Sri lanka

COVER STORIES SRI LANKA AT THE ROBOTICS OLYMPICS BY Angelo Fernando   A short walk from the White House, the steps leading up to a neoclassical building where Robin Williams once performed spill over with teenagers in bright yellow and blue T-shirts. Using screwdrivers and wire, they are feverishly fixing their robots. It’s only 15 minutes … Continue reading Future Inventors – My LMD article on Team Sri lanka