Turkish students win 1st prize at global robot contest in Estonia
A group of Turkish students secured first prize in an international robotics tournament in Estonia.
Six primary and middle school students from Istanbul’s Kadıköy Science and Art Center became world champions at the three-day Robotex International contest, which ended on Dec. 1 in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital.
The students fielded two different teams and captured first and second places in a category called Makeblock Line Following, said school officials. In this category, they were competing against teams from Russia, China, South Korea, Italy, and Estonia.
In the Makeblock category, the task was to build and program a robot that could drive through a track from start to finish as fast as possible, while avoiding obstacles and completing various challenges.