Lockheed Martin to host ‘Robotics Challenge’

01 December 2016

Lockheed Martin, a global technology leader, has invited young Robotics enthusiasts to take part in its upcoming UAE National Day weekend Robotics Challenge, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Lockheed Martin is hosting a three-day robotics competition, December 1 to 3, over the UAE’s National Day weekend to inspire, train and develop an indigenous pipeline of the next generation of national science technology engineering and mathematics (Stem) professionals, said a statement from the company.

In line with the UAE’s strategic human capital development objectives, this competition aims to increase the local population’s engagement within the Stem fields by introducing UAE youth to fun, engaging Stem activities to grow these critical skills and benefit the UAE community, it said.

Students between the ages of 5 and 13 will be invited to participate in the multi-day training and competition to take place at Lockheed Martin’s Centre for Innovation & Security Solutions based in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, it added.

During the event, students will build, programme and modify different robots. The first robot is designed to introduce the students to the materials and programming while the second robot is designed to encourage creative modifications. The programme will serve as an entry point for students to experience first-hand the real-life application of physical engineering and technology, said a statement from the company. 

Robert S Harward, chief executive, Lockheed Martin UAE, said: “We’re committed to supporting the development of young professionals across the Stem fields to inspire the human potential that will support the industries and economies of the future.”

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