Back in November last year, Leon joined a trip to Phuket with like-minded children who are enthused in the world of robots. They took part in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) 2018 which was held in Thailand for the first time.
The goal of the event was to "measure their skills in challenging robotics competitions, have a lot of fun and make new friends".
Leon was part of a team called the Dark Horse, and under the theme "Food Matters", their mission was 'to make a robot that can help reduce food waste. The task of the robot is to sort food products according to their looks and expiration dates and transport the sorted food to places that can make use of the food instead wasting it; i.e. dumping the non-sellable food to a landfill.'
Their team entered the Regular Category - Elementary and they landed 2nd place out of 104 teams that competed that day! This is a remarkable achievement and we are very proud of you and your team Leon!
To know more about robotic and its benefits in STEM education, we found this article very helpful: "Animating the inanimate"