ASUS supports the 2022 edition of the nextlab.tech robotics competition

Organized in the form of an online robot-hackathon, the robotics contest nextlab.tech is addressed to students aged between 8 and 16 years, and the total value of the prizes offered by the organizers amounts to 87,000 euros. Registration is free and can be done until April 30, 2022, the calendar of actions being available on the website https://nextlab.tech.

The competition nextlab.tech includes two stages and a national final, scheduled for November 2022, which will be accessed through an online test. ASUS supports the robotics competition by awarding the winners of the final phase with products with a total value of 17,000 euros. The list of awards includes TUF Gaming and Republic of Gamers laptops (Strix G series), as well as various gaming peripherals.

ASUS provides a comprehensive portfolio of IT products and solutions that support students’ learning efforts. The company has held workshops and competitions related to robot programming in the past. At the same time, ASUS and ROG laptops are the main choices for the platforms on which young people deepen their programming knowledge, given the wide range of configurations available depending on the usage scenario and the available budget.

‘We want to be with the generations that are preparing from an early age to adopt the professions of the future, and the nextlab.tech robotics competition offers us another opportunity to support those who will represent tomorrow’s IT&C specialists. It is a new educational project that ASUS is supporting this year in Romania, after starting the ASUS Challenge in March, a computer competition for high school students. 2022 marks the local launch of the ASUS Educational portfolio (covering the ExpertBook, ExpertCenter, ChromeBook, etc. ranges) which offers new IT platforms for both schoolchildren and students, as well as for the business environment ‘stated Bogdan IvascuCountry Manager ASUS Romania.

The great prizes offered by ASUS to the winners nextlab.tech robotics contest are ROG Strix G series laptops (2022). Top configurations in this range include AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 150W video cards via Dynamic Boost. The series brings together the G15 and G17 models, with different display options: FullHD 300Hz / QHD 165Hz, respectively FullHD 360Hz or QHD 240Hz. All Strix G models are compatible with Dolby Vision, the screens have a response time of 3 ms and Adaptive Sync. ROG Strix laptops come with a 90 Wh battery and a 100 W Type-C charger to allow users to use them on the go. Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5G LAN connections offer state-of-the-art transfer speeds for minimal lag regardless of the connection environment.

By participating in this robot-hackathon, students train and validate their knowledge in the trades of the future. They learn to program Arduino-based robots and work in Open Roberta Lab, Tinkercad, Mixly, Arduino IDE and C. All competitors receive free online robotics courses from university professors in the field of computer science.

‘Thanks to ASUS for their support of the nextlab.tech robotics competition. The consistent awards provided by ASUS are an additional reason for students in Romania to study robotics in schools. The elements of robotics are necessary to obtain quality professions in the future. Students participating in the Nextlab.tech school robotics competition learn for life! ‘, said prof. univ. dr. Razvan Bologacoordinator of the Nextlab.tech school robotics competition.

The contest is organized by the Association “CyberKnowledgeClub” (CKC) founded by teachers of the Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics, ASE Bucharest. National main sponsor Banca Comerciala Romana. Starting with 2022, the contest benefits from financial support from the Romanian Ministry of National Education. Logistical and technological support is provided by the Nextlab.tech start-up. The initiative is additionally sponsored by DACIA RENAULT, the GlobalWorth Foundation and ASUS. The project operates within the ROMANIA TECH NATION program. The business community is encouraged to join the action to increase the number of students who will benefit from a free kit.

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