Schoolchildren take their first steps into the new technology market
Brazil hosted the largest robotics exhibition for students, attended by 1,500 students from public and private schools. Mini-car races, robots and other inventions - the younger generation of Brazilians keeps pace with the times.
Latin America's biggest country is home to many fans of Formula 1, the world's most prestigious circuit racing championship. The event included a similar competition for schoolchildren - although the cars on display at the robotics exhibition were significantly smaller than the actual racing cars.
“We are fans of this sport! First we watch the broadcasts and then we go and build our own car models," said Magna Cruz, the team's financial manager.
More than 370 schoolchildren in 40 teams from all over Brazil competed in their skills. Children of all ages were involved in designing the models. Each of them was responsible for a different area of work. The teams had designers, engineers, drivers - just like the real Formula 1.
Robot tournaments, interactive toys - there really was something for the young visitors to do. In addition, each participating team presented their inventions, which are applicable to a wide range of areas of life. Students from the state of Bahia have created a thermometer for a cooler-bag. This development could be very useful in the medical field.
"Our device measures the temperature inside the refrigerator and transmits the data to the control centre. They don't make thermometers like this in Brazil yet," said Ana Luiza dos Santos, an exhibitor.
One and a half thousand students from public and private schools have made their first steps in the market of new technologies. The exhibitors whose inventions were named the best will represent Brazil in an international tournament. This is reported by BandNewsTV, a partner of the TV BRICS network.