Meet the RoboRoos robotics squad at the World Electronics Forum


Meet the RoboRoos robotics squad at the World Electronics Forum

The acclaimed Australian RoboRoos student robotics team will take the stage at the World Electronics Forum in Adelaide next month, showcasing STEM education to an international audience of electronics industry leaders.

Conference Communication Manager Henrietta Child said STEM education has become a high priority, as industries like electronics demand capable young scientists to fuel their growth.

“While our education system works to adapt to meet the challenge, a community group run by volunteers and led by students is already making a difference,” Child said.

“RoboRoos is the Student Robotics Club of South Australia, and they’re on a mission to excite young minds about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), by using a common interest: robots.”

Child said it’s not all talk: “This outfit is all about doing, getting to meet and work with industry professionals, be mentored by experts and find out a bit about what it’s like in the world of work. They’re also gaining valuable experience for future employment.

“They’ve already solved complex problems on the world stage — and had a lot of fun doing it!”

EIDA (Electronics Industry Development Adelaide) is the convenor for the 2019 World Electronics Forum (WEF) conference, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5–6 December. The RoboRoos will be at the centre of the WEF trade exhibition thanks to EIDA sponsorship.

Donald Kay, President of EIDA and convenor of the WEF conference, said: “This is our opportunity to support the RoboRoos members as well as the fantastic mentors who help. We want the world to see what these young people can do.”

RoboRoos student members come from different schools across Adelaide. All that’s common to all the team members is a passion for robotics and learning — that’s the foundation of what’s needed to be successful, along with the capability and commitment of the volunteer mentors and teachers.

RoboRoos have about 50 students competing successfully in local, national and international levels. Last year they even made it to Houston.

RoboRoos will be on stage at the Adelaide Convention Centre at 1.30 pm on 5 December, or visit them in the trade exhibition from 5–6 December.

For more information on the World Electronics Forum, email henrietta@eida.asn.au, call 0404 840 449 or visit https://www.wef-adelaide.com/index.html.

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