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Prempeh College wins big at ROBOFEST 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016 16:29
The trophy received by Premphe College The trophy received by Premphe College Photo: Facebook/GRAF

Prempeh College in Kumasi has been awarded the prestigious Toyota Innovation  award at the just ended Robotic festival [ROBOFEST 2016] World Championship at Michigan in the United States.

The school, represented by 'Agyengogolf' and 'Einsteinium-Alpha' teams, won the award in the senior game category with a specially designed and programmed robot that plays golf on a specially marked board.

It autonomously navigates and maneuvers  30" × 72" field while putting 4 golf balls into a central hole marked 'A' to earn the maximum point determined by the judges.

The robot at the end of the event, which was held at the Lawrence Technological University, was adjudged the most innovative work for capturing the excellent incorporation and deployment of sensors and top-notch programming skills.

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Each member of the two teams received a trophy in recognition of their contribution to their teams' achievement.

They are William Kwabena Gyasi, Kelvin Campbell Agbodzah, Samuel Kow Paintsil, Jeffrey Jefferson Akyea-Adu, Kwaku Efa Adu-Ampomah and Emmanuel Gyekye Ata-Penkra.

Meanwhile, two students from the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School, Accra, managed to get to the top 20 spot, and for their prize, each of the two members - Kofi Ofori Edoo and Benedict Nana KwekuAmoako - received achievement awards.

Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and math (STEM) and Computer Science.

Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots.

By Edward Balami|tv3network.com|Ghana

Twitter @BalamiCal