The robotics team Autovortex Romania has won the gold medal at the Robotics festival First Tech Challenge which took place in Seul, South Korea, last week.
The Romanian team was composed of Ducu Andrei, Edi Diaconescu and Rares Badici from National Informatics college Tudor Vianu, Diana Zlotea, student at the International American School, Ion Rares student at the National College Gheorghe Lazar and Andrei Preda, student at the Primary School 198, Bucharest. The team was coordinated by professor dr. Ionut Panea.
The Romanian team has participated before in other robotics competitions in Russia, Germany, Netherlands and France. Now they dream of going to the United States to participate in the World Robotics Championship. According to activenews.ro the team has already started a pilot programme with other students from Racari. If the experiment works they hope to form a robotics centre in the main cities of Romania.
The students wish to continue their projects, however they need sponsors. They admitted that it is hard to find sponsors as companies are not really willing to help robotics.