The Department of eLearning and the Department of Curriculum within the Ministry of Education and Employment and the Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST) once again organised the Malta Robotics Olympiad (MRO). This year’s edition was held on Wednesday 22nd April, in the Bocci Drome Hall within the Cottonera Sports Complex.
The IICT team composed of five students (Isaac Hili, Nathaniel Cutajar, Kurt Montanaro, Jean Michel Ellul and Joseph Farrugia) and the MCAST IICT Acting Director (Mr Conrad Vassallo) with the assistance of MCAST IICT Senior Lecturer and Student Support Services Coordinator (Jean Paul Tabone) came up with a TrackR-Bot. This concept will allow tracking a person during a conference call by using a special camera to capture a certain colours and make use of face recognition to track the faces.
The MCAST IICT team participated in the Open Category and registered at 4pm at the Cottonera Sports Complex, and proceeded to set up their stand. At around 5:30pm they presented all the research and development done throughout these past months in a form of a video and Prezi presentation to a number of judges.
The competition was though but the MCAST IICT managed to achieve second place and they were awarded medals and certificates of participation.
Well Done to the IICT team for winning second place and especially for their hard work and endeavour!!