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A Proposal for RoboCupJunior in Africa: Promoting Educational Experience with Robotics

Eguchi, Amy Eguchi ; Almeida, L.

A Proposal for RoboCupJunior in Africa: Promoting Educational Experience with Robotics, Proc IEEE Region 8 African Conference, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius, Vol. ., pp. . - ., September, 2013.

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Abstract
This paper addresses RoboCupJunior, an educational robotics initiative that aims to enhance learning through educational robotics activities around the world.
RoboCupJunior is a division of RoboCup, a Robotics initiative that aims to promote Robotics and AI research, by offering publicly appealing, but formidable challenges. RoboCupJunior has three distinguished leagues – Soccer, Rescue and Dance, that attract students from all the continents. However, Africa has not taken significant advantage of this initiative, with a rather low
participation of a few African countries, only. Therefore, this paper aims to introduce and promote educational robotics to students in Africa in a more generalized way, with possible suggestions to make the initiative successful in the region, in the future.