11 FEB 2016

AfrikaBot is a teacher friendly robotics competition because we recognise that teachers are not robotics experts.


With our system and our support you can be confident that you will be able to make a difference in the lives of those teenagers that you have been entrusted with educating and that you and they will have lots of fun along the way.

Most robotics competitions require thousands of dollars of expensive equipment and are very difficult to build and program, with our system the hardware is affordable and easy to build with videos to show you how and there is software to cater for beginners and advanced students that is properly documented.

AfrikaBot is the worlds most affordable robotics competition because you can build a competitive robot for about R2,000.00 if you incorporate recycled stuff into your design.

Most robotics competitions require thousands of dollars of expensive equipment.

The University of Johannesburg, and its partners like the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), want more South African teenagers to get early exposure to engineering concepts through involvement in AfrikaBot.

We urge all universities, colleges and schools to start your own AfrikaBot competition, and get everyone building robots and learning about mechatronics to get South Africa skilled and productive. We will support you in every way possible, and welcome your entries in our Johannesburg competition in August and our national final at Swartkops Raceway near Centurion in October.

UJ TechnoLab invites all school learners, undergraduates, postgraduate students from all univeristies and international teams and ordinary members of the public as well as qualified and future engineers to enter the AfrikaBot competition.

This independent competition will grow rapidly in the next few years to become South Africa's most important independent robotics challenge for teenagers, and while the standard of robots will improve rapidly from year to year we are adamant that this will remain the robotics competition for those who also want to learn about electronics and build their own robots rather than working with expensive off-the-shelf solutions.


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