March 16th, 2019: A team of students from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has qualified for the grand final of the fourth annual GCC Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Robotics Challenge, following its success in the UAE national heat hosted recently on campus.
A total of eight teams, five from CUD and three from Bolton University, took part in a keenly fought competition that involved developing a robotic prototype to negotiate a series of obstacles and challenges, in front of a panel of expert judges. Team Spartan will now proceed to the regional final on Saturday April 6th, to be staged CUD.
The judging panel for the heat consisted of Mr. Haythem Elmessiriy from the University of Ajman and Eng. Alaa Sharouf from STEMA, an organisation committed to being a leading, recognized education center contributing to enhancing career opportunities and lifelong learning for all students in the UAE.
This will be the first time in its history that the regional competition final will be held in the UAE. CUD’s team will be joined by finalists from the qualifying rounds held in Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar with the final winners being awarded the IET Challenge Cup.
The University’s success in this and other competitions is down to the formation of the CUD Robotics Club, which is constantly active in promoting engineering and electronic skills across the student body; the most innovative offering being a prototype for an unmanned aerial security vehicle.
We wish team Spartan well in the final and we would welcome you to come along and show them your support.