Greek students win gold at International Robotics Olympiad: “Children can”
The top distinction, the gold award, was won by a group of Greek students at the International Robotics Olympiad. Iris Angelopoulou, Vasiliki Iliadi, Alkiviadis Kotsikopoulos and Christos Rentzis, of the PlaisioBots team, made a “smart” stick for visually impaired people. Mentors of the children, the world champion of Robotics Diana Voutyrakou and her assistant, Jason Somoglou.
The so called “Buddy the Cane“, Thanks to the 3D sensors has, locates obstacles located in the environment, both on the ground and at the height of the user’s head. Recognizes green and red in traffic lights, allowing him to cross the road safely. In addition, it enables someone who is blind or visually impaired to do so locate inside the room. We can hardly imagine such a precious one invention not to find its place in Buy.
The group was created on its own initiative Frame and his Co-CEO Costa Gerardou, who stated in this regard: “Greece can write history, our children are the same talented, if not more talented than the largest countries in the world, and the education us can and should change. The children can, as long as we show them the way “.
The Olympics took place on December of 2020, at South Korea, on “Robot: The Future Transportation”.
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