Meet the teen, 19, who founded SA's national team in robotics

Meet the teen, 19, who founded SA's national team in robotics

- Mikhaeel Reddy founded the Springbots - Mzansi's national team in robotics

- Reddy, who attended Uitsig High School, is only 19 years old

- Last year, the team finished sixth in the World Robotics First Global Challenge

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Mikhaeel Reddy has a passion for robotics but he saw that there weren't many opportunities for South African students to develop their skills in robotics in the country.

Although it is a field popular in first world countries such as the United States, Mzansi students are not really exposed to the elements of robotics.

So, Reddy took matters into his own hands and founded the Springbots - South Africa's national team in robotics.

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Meet the teen, 19, who founded SA's national team in robotics

Meet the teen, 19, who founded SA's national team in robotics. Photo credit: Uitsig High School, Gauteng/Facebook.
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Briefly.co.za learned Reddy and the rest of his Springbots teammates participated in the World Robotics First Global Challenge last year.

News24 reported that out of 175 countries, the Springbots ended sixth and they broke a world record for scoring the highest number of points.

Their impressive 1 286 points secured the Springbots the gold in the inaugural Walt Disney awards for their "rating of the greatest team story and journey".

Last month, Reddy was named as one of the young leaders in News24's 100 Young Mandelas of the Future.

Take a look at his story below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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