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Mang’u High School Students Build A Robot

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Together with their US counterparts, a group of students from Mang’u High School have built a robotic device that can discharge foam rings into a bucket seven meters away.

Over thirty students from Mang’u and students from Horace Mann School in New York, US, collaborated for two weeks to build the robot from the ground up.

Five students of the Horace Mann School robotics team traveled to Mang’u for the second time in July 2023 to assist their Mang’u counterparts in finishing the project.

The process began in 2023 after their encounter with pupils from Horace Mann School. The students produced an autonomous machine drone that can fly in the school compound.

Some 30 students from Form 2 to 4 were chosen to participate in the program based on their curiosity and excitement for the field of engineering.

In 2024, the Mang’u students and their partners improved on last year’s chassis to create a robot capable of shooting foam rings and competing in the 2024 FRC season.

“Considering that teams are given 2 months to build a robot during the official FRC season and Mang’u students accomplished this in just one week, this feat stands as a testament to their immense potential as a team,” said Sebastian Baxter, a student at Horace Mann School.

Another student, Berk Yilmaz, remarked, “Our time as members of an FRC team stands out as one of the best experiences of our lives—an experience every student, no matter their background, should have the chance to enjoy

“Through competing in FRC, Mang’u robotics students will have the unparalleled opportunity to gain firsthand experience with mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, preparing them to become international leaders in the ever-growing, cutting-edge technology industries, especially as the spheres of artificial intelligence and robotics rapidly advance.”

According to Mang’u High Chief Principal John Kuria, the pupils are making good progress in robotics, and more students at the school are becoming interested in technology.

According to Mang’u High Chief Principal John Kuria, the pupils are making good progress in robotics, and more students at the school are becoming interested in technology.

“There are countless benefits, emerging fields, the world is changing every other time and the best thing is to ensure that the students start embracing technology from a young age. They can use the skills they are learning to solve complex tasks in the future,” said Kuria.

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