A total of 192 countries participated in the 2018 Challenge in August, and after 8 rounds of matches, Myanmar team ranked 64th.

In August, Phandeeyar sent a team of five talented students to Mexico city to participate in Robotics Challenge 2018.

A team of six talented students represented Myanmar and achieved a ranking of 64 out of the 192 teams at FIRST Global Robotics Olympics, has arrived back to Yangon at 20th August 2018. The three-day long competition took place at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico from 16 August to 18 August 2018, with over 100 countries from 6 continents.

Supported by Phandeeyar, Team Myanmar is founded through a selection process of rigorous screening, interviewing and assessing relevant skills in the areas of mechanical design, electronics, and programming from an applicant pool of 147 applicants. Each member of five student team is responsible to take part of the robot building process.

The International competition is held by the organization FIRST Global every year to ignite interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education among the world’s youth. Established in 2017, the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge aims to build bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs.

This is not the first time Myanmar has participated in the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge. Last year, Team Myanmar has ranked 6th out of 163 teams at World’s first international robotics Olympics in the Washington DC, USA.