Kairan GUO clinches Band One position in the ‘2016 Cospace and Robot Cup (ROBOC) Competition’
During 22nd and 27th in February, one of our IB students---- Kairan GUO took part in the ‘2016 Cospace and ROBOC Competition’ and his team won the Top Band.
Sponsored by the RoboCup National Committee of Singapore and the European International School in
Kairan GUO’s team, composed of a Chinese student competed with other teams coming from
在机器人世界杯RCJ CoSpace F1赛车挑战赛中，郭恺然同学和另一位本国学生一起组队，跟来自新加坡、美国等各国学生组成的其他队伍展开对垒。这次比赛要求每个小组设计一组机器人巡线，全部过程通过编程模拟实现。郭恺然同学说，起初他们设计的机器人跑得并不快，经过再三思考，他打破了思维定势，建议团队降低原先设计的速度，最终却取得了意料之外的效果，机器人在赛道上以最快的速度赢得了比赛。
The whole team had been assigned seven tasks and Kairan GUO, who undertook four of them, performed excellently in this competition. Those four tasks are push-up, summersaults, handstand and splits of the robot, which all demand complicated and strict programming. The act of summersaulting was especially demanding, requiring precise calculation and careful thinking. Fortunately, these four tasks and the three other tasks were all successfully implemented by Kairan GUO and his team members.
Through using the IB approach, Kairan GUO reflected that this competition served as an invaluable eye opener for him, enabling him to appreciate the advances in the Singaporean education system, the passion for robotic innovation displayed by all the participants, the enthusiasm of American students, the diligence of Singaporean students as well as the spirit of unity among Chinese students.
Most importantly, Kairan GUO was able to appreciate in a deeper way the ATL (Approaches to Learning) skills he has acquired since entering the IB programme, such as communication and research skills, which helped him to think calmly and communicate actively. At times he even played the role of translator during this competition, which he attributes to having been immersed in an English teaching environment in IBDP and the special guidance he has been given on English pronunciation. Moreover, he is particularly grateful to the lessons on the fundamentals of Color Theory he learned in the VA (Visual Arts) class, which he was able to harness to good effect during the scene building, something he is especially proud of.
After the competition, Kairan GUO also visited the National University of Singapore, where the clean and tidy environment, the spirit of innovation of students from all over the world, left a deep impression on him. As a result of his participation in this competition, he can picture more clearly his own future and has returned with a resolve to be more committed to his studies and exercise with more endurance and perseverance to realize his future dreams.
The participating students were assembling a robot 参赛选手在装配机器人
The teachers were guiding students how to use the software 老师现场指导如何使用软件