Youth tackle transportation challenges with robotics at the Jubilee Institute
March 24 2022
On March 19 and 20, the Jubilee Institute’s Center for Excellence in Education held Jordan’s 17th annual National Robotics Competition within the regulations of the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL). This year’s competition “Cargo Connect” challenged teams to create, find and research solutions to the problems faced during the transportation of goods in various forms before a panel of expert judges.
230 students across 30 teams took part representing more than two dozen of Jordan’s private and public schools, including six all-girl teams representing schools in Amman, Balqa, Karak and Zarqa. Of the 230 students who participated, more than a hundred were girls. Syrian students also took part, with two teams taking part from the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees. Following the competition, twelve awards were issued to the following teams:
As the Champion’s Award (1st Place) winners, Team Roborazers will represent Jordan at the FLL World Festival taking place in the United States next month.
- Champion’s Award (1st Place): Roborazers, Al Hasaad Al Tarbawi Schools
- Champion’s Award (2nd Place): PHI, Zaha Cultural Center
- Champion’s Award (3rd Place): NIRT1, National Institute for Robotics and Technology
- Robot Design Award (1st Place): Robo Kings, King’s Academy
- Robot Design Award (2nd Place): NIRT2, National Institute for Robotics and Technology
- Robot Performance Award (1st Place): Roborazers, Al Hasaad Al Tarbawi Schools
- Robot Performance Award (2nd Place): NIRT1, National Institute for Robotics and Technology
- Innovation Project Award (1st Place): NXT Leaders, Islamic Education College Schools
- Innovation Project Award (2nd Place): Robo Fighters, King Abdullah II School for Excellence in Zarqa
- Core Values Award (1st Place): Creativity & Innovation, Afaq Training Center / UNICEF
- Core Values Award (2nd Place): Unknown, Zaha Cultural Center
- Coach / Mentor Award: Royal Team, King Abdullah II School for Excellence in Tafileh
The annual competition has been run since 2005 as an outgrowth of the Jubilee Institute’s pioneering initiatives in robotics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for local youths. It encourages engagement in the above fields through practical efforts related to robotics design and programming. This year’s iteration marked a return to in-person judging following two years of online presentation during the pandemic.