SOUTH AFRICAN ROBOTICS DIARY 2019
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The PARABOTICS AAD Youth Development Programme offers disadvantaged youth from underserved communities the opprtunity to get involved with exciting engineering-related activities like robotics, electronics, mechatronics, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) and learning how to write computer program code.

PARABOTICS is a partnership between Paramount Group, the Department of Science and Technology's Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU) and the South African National Defence Force Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Youth Development Programme.

PARABOTICS is a year-long training programme that culminates in a national robotics competition with participation by disadvantaged youth from all nine provinces.

PARABOTICS is definitely also open to all South Africans (including private school and university teams) who want to participate in this exciting event, but if you require financial assistance from the PARABOTICS organisation please visit the AAD Youth Development Programme's website for more information and to get in touch with the organisers:

www.aadexpo.co.za


DAY DATE TIME, VENUE, etc
NOVEMBER 2019

PARABOTICS: build competition mazes and test and finalise 2019 challenges
DECEMBER 2018

PARABOTICS: finalise and publish 2019 challenges and the applicable rules
PARABOTICS: start publishing the training
JANUARY 2019

PARABOTICS: commence train-the-trainer workshops
PARABOTICS: start publishing regular training and informational videos
FEBRUARY 2019

PARABOTICS: commence training the learners
PARABOTICS: regular training and informational videos
PARABOTICS: training workshops and open days
MARCH 2019

PARABOTICS: training
PARABOTICS: training and informational videos
PARABOTICS: training workshops and open days
APRIL 2019

PARABOTICS: training
PARABOTICS: training and informational videos
PARABOTICS: training workshops and open days
MAY 2019

PARABOTICS: training
PARABOTICS: training and informational videos
PARABOTICS: training workshops and open days
JUNE 2019

PARABOTICS: training
PARABOTICS: instructional videos
PARABOTICS: training workshops and open days
JULY 2019

PARABOTICS: training
PARABOTICS: instructional videos
PARABOTICS: training workshops and open days
AUGUST 2019

PARABOTICS: final training workshops
PARABOTICS REGIONAL COMPETITIONS
SEPTEMBER 2019

SATURDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2019
10h00-12h30
PARABOTICS NATIONAL COMPETITION: PRACTICE
13h00-16h00
PARABOTICS NATIONAL COMPETITION: QUALIFYING HEATS
SUNDAY 08 SEPTEMBER 2019
10H00-17H00
PARABOTICS NATIONAL COMPETITION
10h00-14H30. PARABOTICS COMPETITION NATIONAL FINAL HEATS
15h00-15H30. PARABOTICS RESULTS PLACED ON DISPLAY
(NOTE: objections will not be considered by the judges after 15h30)
16h00-17H00. PARABOTICS NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY
OCTOBER 2019

PARABOTICS 2020: we start getting ready for AAD EXPO 2020 and PARABOTICS 2020!

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