Credit: make it Luxembourg

From 26 to 29 September 2024, a Luxembourg national team will represent the Grand Duchy's colours in Athens at the first Global Robotics Olympiad.

Since its creation in 2018, the “make it Luxembourg” non-profit association has been supporting young scientific talents. Since then, the association noted it has been able to mentor several hundred students to prepare them for numerous robotics competitions around the world.

Among these challenges was the first-ever global robotics challenge, which brought together over 190 nations around the theme of robots and automation. Each team will receive a robotics kit, and the young scientists will have to use this material to build a solution to a posed problem. In Luxembourg, “make it” organised an annual robotics challenge for youth between ten and eighteen, in order to find potential candidates who are up to the challenge. The “Luxembourg Youth Robotics Challenge” (LYRC) brought together several teams from the country to find the best talents for the task. This tournament, unique in Luxembourg, proposes competitions at every level.

Athens 2024, a new challenge

This year, the theme of the challenge is food, its accessibility and sustainability.

"With the financial support of the ‘Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte’, we were able to set up the necessary structures to encourage young people to take part in this challenge. We wanted to create a unique competition in the Grand Duchy, dedicated to young talents up to the age of eighteen", commented Marc Teusch, robotics delegate for the “make it” association.

"As part of the LYRC, the teams will face a complex technical and coding challenge, representing the current state of the art in robotics," added João Martins, President of the LYRC association.

The national team’s members will be:

  • Krembel Martin (Lycée Français Vauban)
  • Zheng Hui Ya Sally (Lycée Aline Mayrisch)
  • Rodrigues Lea (Lycée Aline Mayrisch)
  • Moudhich Souhaib (Lycée Technique d’Ettelbruck)
  • Kjell Mores Ian (Lycée Privé Émile Metz)

More information about the competition is available at the following link: