(EFE) – Dia-Bot, a robot that helps in the exploration and location of diamonds in hazardous mining environments, will represent Costa Rica in the World Robot Olympiad in Doha, Qatar, between Nov.6-8, officials said Wednesday.
The robot, built by Alejandro Barahona and Jose David Sanchez, two students in the tenth year of the Colegio Técnico Profesional Privado CIT, will participate in the global event in the Open category for students from technical schools, the country’s ministry of public education said.
35 teams comprising 70 students of computer science and electronics from 15 technical schools of Costa Rica took part in the selection under the tutorship of 27 professors.
The teams created technological innovations under the theme of robots that help human beings in the exploration of potentially dangerous environments.
Costa Rica is participating in the World Robot Olympiad for the fifth consecutive year and for the second consecutive year in the Open category.