Last weekend, about 25 robots designed by students of elementary, middle and high school, demonstrated their programmed skills during The Robotics Competition «Kimünbots» organized by Engineering UC.
This initiative is part of Engineering 2030 supported by Corfo, which seeks to impact the development of skills in
science and technology at an early age.
«Kimünbots» contest, word that comes from mapudungún and means «knowledge», was attended by about 100 students from various schools in Santiago. «These activities are not an end but a means to develop logical-mathematical thinking, visual-spatial abilities, creativity and the capability of solving problems», says Miguel Torres, Engineering UC Professor in charge of the competition.
This is the second version of Kimünbots – the first one was in Temuco – and both were organized by Imake, Corfo, Liceo Politécnico de Pitrufquén, Engineering UC, and the students council of Engineering UC, under The Clover project.