Lebanese School of Qatar wins top prize at Carnegie Mellon’s Botball
Robotics competition draws high school teams from across Qatar
DOHA, QATAR: Lebanese School of Qatar has secured first place at the 16th edition of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q)’s Botball competition in a close race with Doha Secondary School.
This year’s edition included 17 teams from high schools around Qatar, who spent the last eight weeks creating their robot’s strategy to win the final.
The finalists gathered at CMU-Q’s campus in Education City to battle it out, steering their robots on a game board through various obstacles and challenges.
Commenting on the competition, Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said, “Botball is always great fun for the teams, and it is also a lot like the CMU-Q experience. These students have worked hard, called on their creativity and skills, and solved challenging problems. Congratulations to all of the teams who competed.”
Teams from Doha Secondary School and Al Khor International School took second and third place in the overall competition, respectively.
The competition, which was launched by CMU-Q in 2005, is a partnership between CMU-Q and the KIPR Botball organization. Throughout the competition, students from CMU-Q assisted participants in preparing for the final showdown.
Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS) is a world leader in computer science education and research. The Carnegie Mellon campus in Qatar offers two undergraduate SCS programs: the bachelor of science in computer science and the bachelor of science in computational biology.