“Robotakia”: Robotics for kids

“Robotakia” (in Greek meaning “little robots”) is a robotics educational center for children located in Glyfada – Attika, Greece. Its aim is to link the theoretical knowledge of students with practical applications they encounter in their everyday life. Through an exciting and interactive course in a form of a game, children have the chance to develop their imagination, creativity, construction and programming skills, deepening the mathematical and physical theories they learn at school. The team of “Robotakia” consists of high-level teaching and administrative staff with passion for technology and teaching.

“Robotakia” is consisted of programming, construction and educational robotics laboratories addressed to kids from 4 to 6-year-old and to children from 7 to 15-year-old. On March 2016, a “Robotakia” group won the 1st prize on the 2nd National Competition of Educational Robotics.

This year, “Robotakia” is organizing a summer camp in which children can meet with Mechanical engineering, 3D design and printing, electronic game manufacturing, electronic circuits, Drones programming and much more.

For more information visit the official website: www.robotakia.gr



The World Robot Olympiad is an international – LEGO sponsored – competition which gives young students from all over the world the opportunity to create their own robots in order to contribute in solving environmental problems. The finals take place once a year in November and this year it will be hosted in Costa Rica. This year’s subject is “Sustainabots” i.e. robots designed to preserve the planet according to the 3 pillars of Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Economical.

There are four Olympiad categories: Regular, Open, WRO Football and Advanced Robotics Challenge, depending on the age of the participants. Ages between 12 and 19 may participate in Regular and Open Category. In the first one, students in Junior level are challenged to create a robot that install renewable energy sources and plant trees to counterbalance the emissions from the industrial processes of a company, whereas students in Senior level have to create a robot that helps to build a wind farm. Concerning the second one, the mission this year is to build a robot that makes the region more sustainable in one of the following four goals: Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action and Life on Land.

Furthermore, students who are going to participate in WRO Football category have to design and program two robots in order to compete against an opposing pair of robots by kicking an infra-red ball into opposing team’s goal. Finally, college and university students who intend to participate in Advanced Robotics Challenge category have to make a robot that can score as many points as possible in a robot version of the Tetris® game called Tetrastack.

Each team consists of one coach and two or three team members who may offer students advice and guidance prior to the competition, but during the finals all work and preparation must be performed by the student members of the team.

For more information visit: http://www.wroboto.org/wro2017


Lisboa, 29 de junho de 2016

  • Engenharia, indústria transformadora e construção com maior número de homens diplomados na UE

Cerca de 5 milhões de estudantes do ensino superior formaram-se na União Europeia em 2014, dos quais 58% são mulheres e 42% são homens. As áreas educativas dominadas pelos homens são a Engenharia, a Indústria Transformadora e a Construção (domínios em que 73% dos diplomados são homens) e Ciências, Matemática e Informática (58%). Por outro lado, quatro em cada cinco formados em Educação são mulheres (80%). Outro domínio no qual as mulheres se encontram sobre-representadas é a Saúde e o Bem-estar com 75% de mulheres que concluíram o ensino superior neste domínio. Estes dados são emitidos pelo Eurostat, o Serviço de Estatística da União Europeia, e abrangem apenas uma pequena seleção da vasta gama de dados sobre Educação disponíveis no Eurostat. Em Portugal, no ano em análise, 88 500 alunos terminaram o ensino superior. Destes, a percentagem de mulheres que concluíram em 2014 o ensino superior foi de 59,3%, contra 40,7% de homens. O domínio educativo com uma maior percentagem de alunos formados foram as Ciências Sociais, a Gestão de Empresas e o Direito com 30,5%. No domínio da Educação (79,4%), Saúde e Bem-estar (79%), Ciências Sociais, Gestão de Empresas e Direito (61,8%), Humanidades e Artes (60,6%) e das Ciências, Matemática e Informática (56,9%) as mulheres que concluíram o ensino superior encontram-se em clara maioria. Os homens encontram-se em maioria (67,4%) apenas no domínio da Engenharia, Indústria Transformadora e Construção.

      (Desenvolvimento em STAT-16-2355)

Para mais informações sobre assuntos europeus:


Representação da Comissão Europeia em Portugal, Largo Jean Monnet, n.º 1-10, 1269-068 Lisboa
Telefones: geral (+351) 213 509 800; direto (+351) 213 509 820 / (+351) 213 509 833
http://ec.europa.eu/portugal  –  E-mail: comm-rep-lisbonne@ec.europa.eu

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Créditos © União Europeia, 2016

Some interesting links:

  1. Engenheira portuguesa vence concurso Startup Telavive com projeto de hidroponia
  2. http://www.expecteverything.eu
  3. http://www.expecteverything.eu/hypatia
  4. http://www.scienceandtechnology.gr (is a Greek educational portal for science)
  5. http://www.noesis.edu.gr/en (is the site of Science Center and Technology Museum of Thessaloniki)
  6. http://www.hellomaestro.fr/once-upon-a-time-the-discoverers.html
  7. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmFTDlTCgMR7Sb46Q-BZNQ
  8. http://www.scienceandtechnology.gr/mia-fora-ki-enan-kairo-itan-i-epistimi (Greek version).

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