Arrow Electronics-Sponsored Student Team Takes 2nd Place at World Robot Olympiad

Dec 18, 2017 9:55 AM ET
The Mindfactory 2.0 in Costa Rica

A team of two German 15-year-old students sponsored by global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics won second place in the Open Junior category at the 2017 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) finals in San Jose, Costa Rica last month.

Martin Vekony and Ben Luca Huber from the Arrow-sponsored team, “The Mindfactory 2.0,” won a silver medal for an innovative project focused on battery management for electric vehicles. The team developed a fully automatic, miniature model of a battery replacement station for electric cars that avoids the long charging cycles normally associated with these vehicles.

Arrow also sponsored the team’s trip to the 2016 WRO finals in India, where they finished in fifth place for a robotic system they designed to reduce the waste of packaging material in online commerce.

The WRO is an international robotics competition that aims to inspire children and young people to get involved in science and technology. For additional information, visit.

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