Portugal INCoDe.2030


Educational event “Bot Olympics” distinguished with the seal “an action INCoDe.2030”


Promoter – Group of Electrical and Computer Engineering Students

Action – Bot Olympics’23

Description – Bot Olympics is an educational and training event, which aims to make the world of robotics known from a fun and simpler perspective, to captivate younger minds for a huge area that is the future of the world around us. For the 8th edition of this event, in 2023, it is expected to have 200 participants from schools throughout the national territory, 50 staff members and 25 mentors (students or former students of electrical engineering).

This competition has three events taking place simultaneously, one event dedicated to basic education, secondary education and a third to higher education. The event takes place in the “hackathon” style, for four days, where participants will have to develop ways to achieve the objectives of each of the events in which they are inserted. The final of the events is held in the central square of one of the largest shopping centers in Coimbra, Alma Shopping.

On May 6, the UC Women Robotics Afternoon will also be promoted, whose objective is to promote the STEM areas among the female public and encourage the presence of women in these areas.

Simultaneously with the competition, the event will also have numerous surprises designed for the participants, such as demonstrations, talks, workshops and lightning challenges, enhancing contact with Coimbra and the academy. Furthermore, on the 6th of May, at Alma Shopping, there will be a Bot Kids, which will introduce children to robotics through interactive demonstrations.

Given the wide age range of participants, this is a unique competition in Portugal as it brings together, in the same space, for 4 days, participants from basic education to higher education. For all these reasons, the Bot Olympics presents itself as an educational event of wide inclusion, ensuring access to new technologies and digital knowledge to a large age group, thus broadening the horizons of all interested parties.

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