ASPIRE and the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) presents Young Tech Stars, an immersive drone technology workshop and competition for students aged 12-14.
The event, taking place between 23-25 January, offers aspiring innovators from fourteen schools across the United Arab Emirates a unique, hands-on chance to work with the drone technology exhibited during the MBZIRC Grand Maritime Challenge.
During the two-and-a-half-hour workshop, students will learn about drone operation, safety procedures and the basics of coding for autonomous flight. The workshop concludes with an adrenaline-filled competition, where teams will use their new skills to navigate drones through a multi-task mission.
The winning team will be announced at the end of the competition, while all participants will have the opportunity to tour the MBZIRC team village and command centre on Yas Island.
MBZIRC is a biennial international robotics competition that fosters innovation and technical excellence in robotics. ASPIRE is delighted to use this platform to inspire the next generation of pioneers in our region.