University students from the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Telematics Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) won second place in the Ibero-American Space Robotics Competition “Moonwalker.” The Dominican students competed against 55 teams from Latin America.
The annual contest is held to motivate new generations to use remote communication technology, key in satellite launching missions. The competition also sought to generate capacities and skills for the development of knowledge in the area of space science and technology. The contest was organized by the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in collaboration with the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI).
The Dominican winners, who participated under the name “PUCMM Space Robot,” were Justin Bueno, Ilka Hernández, Patricia DiMassimo, Alvin Rodríguez and Ángel Richard, with the advice of Professor Rafael Batista. A team from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina placed first.
The competition also sought to generate capacities and skills for the development of knowledge in the area of space science and technology.
Justin Bueno, one of the participating students, said they engineered a simulation system for an already-built robot using remote algorithms.
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5 December 2022