A school team from Vadodara, Gujarat has bagged the bronze medal in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) 2023 national championship. The team of Hriday Parikh and Shreyans Bohora will now represent India at the international championship in Panama. Along with their coach, the 15-year-old boys made a robot, which can solve ocean traffic problems in 85 seconds.
The team that was contesting in the senior high age (15-19 years) was given the challenge to create a versatile robot that can help load and unload ships, fuel them and pilot them to open sea – a robot to solve ocean traffic problems.The school team, named Spero Hertz, from Navrachana School, Sama, and their coach Mukesh Bind, made the robot that can solve the challenge in 85 seconds.
Hriday Parikh had previously won the national championship in 2016 and 2018, as well as an international championship in 2019.
The WRO comprises three levels — the regional level that was held in September in Greater Noida, and the international level that is scheduled between November 7 and 9 at Panama City, Panama. After qualifying at regional level, the young robotics prodigies secured their place on the national stage. The WRO national-level competition was hosted by India STEM Foundation at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.