A team from Prempeh College has snatched a Robofest World Championship win for the second time in a row. The team, MikoGolf, took the first position at the 2020 event after beating teams from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Canada and the USA. MikoGolf on Saturday impressed judges with their robot during the Senior Division Golf Bowl competition.
Two other teams from Prempeh College which represented Ghana also grabbed a spot in the final five. The teams namely AgyenoGolf and EddyGolf placed third and fifth respectively.
These students were trained and mentored under the supervision of the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation (GRAF).
The Robofest World Championship designed to promote and support Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) was held online, on October 17, amid coronavirus concerns.
Teams from Canada, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America showed up to unveil their extraordinary efforts and perseverance.
The participating teams were tasked to design, construct, and program their robots to act independently and compete for trophies in a variety of competitions.
A total of six teams represented Ghana this year namely MomaGolf from Mount Olivet Methodist Academy, EddyGolf, MikoGolf and AgyengoGolf from Prempeh College and private groups; CMOS and PSIBOT.
MomaGolf and CMOS represented Ghana in the junior GolfBowl game while all Prempeh College teams took part in the Senior Game.
PSIBOT was engaged in the senior Unknown Mission Challenge (UMC).