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Robotics for Good Youth Challenge(Several prizes including fully-funded trip to AI for Good Global Summit 2025)

Robotics for Good Youth Challenge(Several prizes including fully-funded trip to AI for Good Global Summit 2025)

In today’s world, the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters due to climate change pose significant challenges. From extreme weather events to geological upheavals, disasters can have devastating effects on communities worldwide. In such critical situations, every second counts, and rapid, accurate response is essential for saving lives and minimizing damage.

Robots have emerged as invaluable assets in disaster response efforts. Autonomous machines can navigate hazardous environments, locate survivors, and assist first responders in various tasks, ranging from search and rescue operations to damage assessment and medical supply delivery. By leveraging robotics technology, disaster relief efforts become safer, more efficient, and environmentally sustainable.

Join the Robotics for Good Youth Challenge

The Robotics for Good Youth Challenge invites teams from across the globe to design, build, and code robots to address the challenges of disaster response. This inaugural edition of the challenge will take place during the 2024-2025 period.

How to Participate

Participants can engage in the competition through in-person events organized by national organizers or by submitting their project videos for remote evaluation. Private and public entities are encouraged to apply to host in-person national events between April 2024 and April 2025.

Overview of the Challenge

The Robotics for Good Youth Challenge is an educational robotics championship aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants develop robots to address specific challenges related to these goals, fostering technical skills, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking among students.

Challenge Highlights

  • Practical Solutions: Participants design robots to address real-world challenges, advancing the UN’s SDGs.
  • Inclusivity: The competition promotes learning in robotics and coding for all, regardless of gender or socioeconomic status.
  • Sustainability: Emphasis on sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions, encouraging the use of recycled materials.
  • Free Software and Hardware: Unrestricted assembly and programming of robots, fostering innovation and creativity.

Challenge Timeline

  • September-October 2023: Registration for teams open
  • November 2023-March 2024: Registration for organizing competitions open
  • April 2024-March 2025: Period for hosting Robotics for Good Youth Challenge National Events
  • April 2025-May 2025: Winners participate at AI for Good Global Summit 2025

Theme

The thematic area for the competition revolves around addressing challenges in disaster response using robotics technology.

View Challenge Rulebook | View Challenge Organizers Guidelines

Take part in the Robotics for Good Youth Challenge and be a part of the global effort to harness robotics for positive change!