Indian team led by 15 year old student wins gold & silver at “FIRST Global” robotics competition


It’s really a proud moment for all Indians and especially growing children and their parents when a group of seven Indian students bagged two awards at the FIRST global robotics Olympiad in the US where 157 countries participated.

The students, won gold for Zhang Heng Engineering Design Award and bronze for Global Challenge Match at the international robotics challenge organised by FIRST Global in Washington, according to a statement.

The Indian team was led by 15-year-old Rahesh, the youngest member of the group. Others were Aadiv Shah, team spokesperson; Harsh Bhatt, alliance strategist; Vatsin, alliance analyst; Adhyyan, a robot tactician; Tejas, robot controller and Raghav, robot driver.

“Absolutely thrilled that we were able to live up to our promise… We had a lot of fun at the FIRST Global Challenge 2017,” the group said on its Facebook page.

Mexico City will host the next year competition.


Dean Kamen is a prolific inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology who founded, FIRST Global which organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world. The not-for-profit public charity provides the framework for an “olympics”-style robotics challenge where one team from every nation is invited to participate in a global robotics event that builds bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs.


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