Faculty in the media

Sinfo: Nearly 200 exceptional young people

Publish date: 15.03.2017

At the end of the year the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport holds now a traditional reception for pupils and students who have attained outstanding results in international knowledge competitions. From year to year the number of participants has grown, and at the last such event, held in December 2016 and hosted on the premises of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport by Minister Maja Makovec Brenčič, there were 150. Their stories show that knowledge and successful young people come from all parts of Slovenia. A team of students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana and their mentors from the Robotics Laboratory secured third place last October in Zurich at the Cybathlon competition, in the category of robotic vvheelchairs. One of the mentors, Jure Rejc, noted that the design produced by the Avalanche team could maintain broad usability of the wheelchair in all conditions. The competition was organised by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Robotics.