The first in Bulgaria FIRST LEGO League (FLL) local tournament will take place on 26th November 2011 in Inter Expo Center. You can support it on our facebook page. This is a worldwide robotics competition for students between 10 and 16.
The competition consists of four categories:
- Project – the students present their research project on the topic “Food Factor” in front of a jury, which evaluates the team.
- Team work – within 10 minutes a jury tests the ability of the team to work together. This is one of the most important purposes of the competition.
- Technical interview – in 10 minute talk another jury checks whether the students have constructed and programmed the robot on their own. The teams have a coach but the rules of the competition state that the students have to solve the problems alone.
- Robot-game – this is the most attractive discipline. Every team must demonstrate their robot on the field, trying to get as much as possible points. There are 3 rounds and each of them is 150 seconds long.
The program of the competition is as follows:
- 09:00 – Opening
- 09:30 – 12:00 – Competition in the categories – Technical interview, Research Project and Team Work
- 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch
- 13:00 – 15:00 – Robot-game
- 15:00 – 16:00 – Finals
- 16:00 – 17:00 – Closing Ceremony
We expect many official guests:
Plamen Tilev – executive officer of SAP Labs Bulgaria
Vasil Terziev – chief executive officer of Telerik
Stanislav Sirakov – program manager of the “Empower Award”. Depending on the schedule we expect Thomas Higgins, chairman of the foundation.
Pencho Iliev – executive officer of Datex
We expect the confirmation of many more representatives of the public and the private sector.