SPH Sentul City’s Robotics Club Joined the Indonesian Robotic Olympiad

SPH Sentul City Robotics Club participated in the Indonesian Robotic Olympiad (IRO) for the first time on September 6-7, 2019 in Surabaya. Our students were given the opportunity and environment to learn together and work in teams and use their skills and talents to overcome new challenges. Axl (G.7), Vikram (G.7) and Ziya (G.8) won 6th place in the Regular Junior category, and Nathaniel (G.9) and Andrew (G.12) won 7th place in the Regular Senior category.

The IRO (http://mikrobot.com/iro2019/) is an annual national robotics competition that partners with the World Robot Olympiad (WRO, https://www.wro-association.org/home/) in bringing together students from all over the world to promote robotics in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Students use the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 platform to design, build and program robots capable of performing a challenge based on a theme prepared by the WRO’s host country for the current year. This year’s theme is, “SMART Cities,” and is about new concepts, new ideas and new technologies that help build the cities of the future.

The robotics program began in the first quarter of 2018-2019 Academic Year, with the school purchasing several LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 sets and opening membership to senior school students. Since the program started last year, around ten senior school students have been involved at various times. The club has five regular members who have been with the program from the start, and have received the most training. Those five members are the ones who joined the Indonesian Robotic Olympiad.

In the meantime, we are preparing to open up membership to more students who are interested in the program and will start a new ’season’ in the second quarter. Hopefully, with enough interest, we will be able to acquire more equipment and have more students explore robotics. Our members are planning specific projects that focus on novel mechanical applications (specifically robots that move using Omni-directional wheels), and the associated programming. We are currently evaluating the possibility of participating in the international-level World Robot Olympiad in November in Gyür, Hungary, in November.


Adrian George Lim

SPH Sentul City Robotics Teacher

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