After more than 240 hours of work in the technology lab and under the supervision of Mr. Qusai Sawan the Middle-Secondary School Robotic Club Team (Robovolution) participated at AUB in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) an international robotic competition for students aged 9 to 16.
In preparation for the competition students learned advanced design techniques, scientific concepts, and programming robots. They also trained on teamwork skills in order to be ready to solve problems prior to and on the competition day. For the research part, students examined if they can improve the way people learn sign language. After comparing with existing solutions, they came up with a mobile application idea that translates the movements of the deaf person into written or spoken words. To assess the idea, they distributed a survey to possible users of the application and interviewed the head of computer science in AUB Dr. Wassim El Hajj to check the applicability of the application. Also, they shot a video to demonstrate the use of the application. Finally, they prepared a presentation and presented their work in front of the judges and other teams.
During the 12-hour 5th national competition, the IC's team, Robovolution, won the 1st place in missions in Lebanon and the 5th place overall. Therefore, they were qualified to participate in the Arab Robotics Competition in Jordan. This great achievement made the students enthusiastic to start working on robots again to become Lebanon’s FLL champion in 2016.