Sumo Robots 2018

Davitt College Castlebar selected to enter EA Robot Games competition 2018

Davitt College, Castlebar first introduced Sumo Robots to the Transition Year Programme in 2013 and it has grown from strength to strength since. Sumo Robots is an Engineering and Technology Module designed to introduce students to the emerging field of robotics and electronics. The students learn so much during the process of building their robots, from the history of robotics to the 3D printing of their very own designed Robot. Davitt College had seven teams selected to enter in the EA Robot Games which were held in Galway on 9th May 2018.

According to Engineering Teacher Mr. Padraic McTaibheis, “The competition at the end of all this hard work is a great reward for them. They have so much fun on the day of the finals that it feels more like a celebration of their effort than a competition. It’s also satisfying as their teacher to see students having so much fun learning. This competition really shows the students the real life applications of STEM subjects and how they might enjoy studying them in their future.”