Robotics team visits premier

The Cayman Islands National Robotics Team members show off their hand-built robot, called 345, to Premier Alden McLaughlin during a visit to his office last week.

Members of the Cayman Islands National Robotics Team took their hand-built robot, called ‘345’, on a visit to Premier Alden McLaughlin’s office last week, ahead of their participation in an international competition in the Middle East.

The students, who represent seven different local high schools, will travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to compete in the 2019 FIRST Global Challenge on 24-27 Oct.

Themed around the ‘14 Grand Challenges of Engineering’, this year’s ‘Ocean Opportunities’ aims to draw attention to the ways ocean pollution negatively affects marine life and human health.

During their visit with the premier, the students discussed how the competition theme relates to local issues and McLaughlin took a turn test-driving the robot.

The team’s progress in the competition next week can be followed on Minds Inspired’s Facebook page.

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