Robotraffic – Annual international competition since 2009

Robotraffic was launched by World ORT Kadima Mada six years ago with just five Israeli schools, the aim being to provide students with knowledge and skills in robotics and road safety.

The competition involves putting small programmed robotic cars on a track where they have to deal with simulated road conditions. The competition has grown each year in partnership with World ORT, and the World Zionist Organisation in cooperation with the YTEK Foundation and Eytam Robotics.

In 2015, numerous students from Argentina, Israel, Russia, Ukraine and the United States took part. Teams from World ORT’s schools in the Former Soviet Union dominated this year’s international Robotraffic competition at the Technion.

Learning technology by designing, building and programming robots

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The superb showing by the team from the Former Soviet Union is a sign of the prominence that World ORT’s schools in the region have given to robotics. 

“Robotics is one of the most sought-after courses in our schools, both within the curriculum and as an extra-curricular activity”, said Kiev ORT Technology Lyceum team leader Sergey Dzyuba, who received a special award while in Haifa for contributions to the development of educational robotics. “It also has a tremendous educational impact. To design, build and programme robots is not only exciting but the most effective way of learning technology.”

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