The UAE’s very first ParOne Invitational STEAMathalon will take place at The Els Club on April 25 and 26, in association with Canada’s leading Ed Tech company, Kalebr, BMW Middle East and Dubai Autism Centre.
The Els Club, Dubai
25 April 2019, 12:00 AM
26 April 2019, 12:00 AM
Robots built by UAE students will be competing in a mini-golf tournament and will also aim to impress judges with their bot "personalities" at The Els Club on April 25 and 26. STEAMathalon introduces the future of education through competitive play-based innovation league.
The 9-hole mini course tournament, called ParOne Invitational STEAMathalon, will see the participation of robots built by 125 students from 17 UAE schools, including the Dubai Autism Centre. The competition is being organised by Canadian tech firm Kalebr, with an aim to help pupils with innovation and creativity by training artificial intelligence (AI) within bots.
Open to Grades seven, eight and nine across the UAE, teams of young learners will train their very own artificial intelligence GolfBots to golf pro status, competing against other innovative learners from around the country as they traverse a custom 9-hole mini course. Alongside GolfBot’s AI model training, the learners build real, relevant and valuable interpersonal skills, while competing in a sports setting and discover the magic of tolerance.
Expert judges, community votes and social media interaction are combined to decide the winners in categories ranging from creativity to sportsmanship to STEAMathlete pro level, with exciting prizes awarded for all the best efforts across the fairway.
Young learner teams will be scored on creativity, innovation, positivity, sustainability, and their AI project as a whole. Engaging and empowering learners with 21st-century workplace skills, the grassroots premise of STEAMathalon is that learners discover, innovate, market and celebrate.
The audience at the tournament can log on to the STEAMathalon's online platform and engage with these different bots through chatting, where they can also experience their personalities and vote for the favourite bot.
Kalebr has created 12 STEAMathalons in the past, which address STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics), coding, promoting digital citizen, UN's sustainable development goals, 21st century skills and wellbeing.
The team has held workshops with the students taking part in the mini golf tournament to help them with their bot projects.
The tournament is taking place from April 25 to April 26 at The Els Club and is free to attend for public.