/Arav Agarwal represents India in FLL- Detroit, USA

Arav Agarwal represents India in FLL- Detroit, USA

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin”

FLL is an International Robotics Competition for children aged 9 – 16 years, based on STEM education. Through this, students acquire skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. They collaborate and understand the importance of teamwork, too. This competition is divided into 3 parts:

  1. Robot Game: Design and Program an Autonomous robot to solve missions on a tabletop run.
  2. Project: Create a solution to a real-world engineering problem based on the theme.
  3. Core Values: Upholding the spirit of the competition by staying together as a team.

Students and coaches work together on all of the above elements as they compete against other teams. The theme for this years’ competition was “Into Orbit” where participants have to solve missions based on space in the robot game. In the project, they had to come up with an innovative solution to a problem faced by astronauts during long-duration space flight.

Our team, “Space Robonauts” from Robogenius Academy comprising of 10 members from different schools won the “Champions Award” in Nationals and represented India in the Internationals, held at Detroit, Michigan, USA from April 24th to April 27th, 2019. Our project, the “Space Garbage Collector” has the ability to catch debris using a robotic arm and magnets. In the Robot Game, we solved 14 out of 15 missions (A few partially and rest completed).

We secured 8th position out of 100+ teams from all across the world. We scored 304 out of 400 points in the robot game and 98 out of 108 points in the other aspects of the competition. We got nominated for 2 awards: Robot strategy and innovation award and Best project research award, even though we were a Rookie Team (A team with little to no experience).