Students of the Cbtis 21 y 16 de Septiembre high schools in Mexicali, had an outstanding participation during the first national Robotics competition. The name of the Cachanilla team is “INNOBOTICS”.
In addition to obtaining the third place among teams from all over the country with their robot prototype called ‘Lucy’, they distinguished themselves by their leadership, team camaraderie and values, becoming worthy of the “Gracious Professionalism 2018” special prize.
36 students and eight advisory teachers traveled to Monterrey, Nuevo León, the first days of March, to represent the city of Mexicali in this national contest.
Their robot, manufactured to handle boxes using a claw similar to a forklift, faced a number of challenges during the competition, placing itself among the top three finalists.
The preparation prior to the robotics competition lasted six weeks, during which the team members shared technical and administrative tasks, as well as the operation of the prototype. Besides, it was necessary to plan the fundraising and logistics of the trip too.
Due to communication problems in the system, generated by the difficulty of transporting the device, during key moments the robot presented slight failures, placing them on third place.
However, “we never gave up,” said members Omar Castillo and Enrique Germán.
The students of sixth semester of the federal high school in Mexicali, pointed out that regardless of the achievements, the experience of competing at this level leaves a great personal benefit to those who participate.