Date: Jul 13,2015
By: Vincent Wang
TAIPEI, Taiwan — “Transformers of Taiwan” is a team that come from Kaohsiung, which won the first place in 2015 First LEGO League (FLL) and First Tech Challenge (FTC) robot performance contest taken place in Sydney, Australia on July 12. Team members are from ESUNRA (台灣玉山機器人協會) that proves Taiwan’s leading status in robotics industry and robotics education.
First Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.
Meanwhile, awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
In First LEGO League (FLL), children are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem and build autonomous LEGO robots that perform a series of missions. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society.