A team from Qatar Academy won the overall title of the annual Botball competition for high school students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). The competition, which was launched in 2005 by CMU-Q, brought together 15 teams to programme a robot through a complex game board.


Botball starts with a workshop where teams learn to design, build and programme their robots from scratch. Then teams have eight weeks to create a robot, plan a strategy and programme to win. The final showdown is a fast-paced competition where teams maneuver their robots on a game board through obstacles and challenges.

Qatar Academy narrowly edged out the Lebanese School of Qatar for the top place. English Modern School took third place.

Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science (SCS) is a world leader in computer science education and research.CMU-Q currently offers two undergraduate SCS programmes: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Computational Biology. CMU-Q also offers degree programmes in biological sciences, business administration and information systems.

To learn more about the Botball competition, visit the CMU-Q website through this link