Ghana’s all-girls’ robotics team for the senior division of the World Robofest Championship in the United States defeated teams from the United States, Mexico, Egypt, South Korea and dozens of others to emerge winner of the Championship.
Team Acrobot, comprising nine girls from the Methodist Girls’ High School in the Eastern Region of Ghana, dominated the 10 broad and challenging categories of the Championship held from May 16 to 18 at the Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, Michigan.
The team from Ghana was able to build a robot that arranged boxes according to a binary number they were given during the competition. They also completed their missions successfully.
Team Acrobot was not the only team from Ghana. The West African country also presented a team for the junior division called Team Cosmic Intellect. The team of five boys from the Mikrobot Academy in Ghana came 6th out of the overall 52 teams in the division.
The two teams qualified from the national championship level called the Robotics Inspired Science Education (RISE) competition organised by the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation in January. They beat several teams before qualifying for the World Robofest Championship.