Gauteng learners get top spot at an international competition for Covid K9 robot


The future of technology is in the challenges that we face presently, and that’s exactly what a group of grade 7 Reddford House learners did when they created the Covid K9 robot at an international robotics competition.

The Inter-Reddford team, as they would like to be known, made it to the top five spots at the competition hosted by Fulham House School in London. The objective for the competition was that each produced a robot that complied with the competition’s focus, which this year was on ‘enabling movement’.

The competition saw 70 groups from 15 countries across the globe. They were judged according to criteria which included intelligent design, general appeal, innovation, and quality of programming.

Organiser of the competition and Director of Digital Learning at Fulham School, Brendan O’Keeffe, said the competition produced a rich range of projects.

“To have over a thousand participants from four continents was a brilliant opportunity for students to find a fresh sense of motivation for their STEM learning. This has been a real spark of joy and creativity in academic years that have tested the resilience of both staff and students,” said O’Keeffe.


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