The St Kitts and Nevis Robot team has left the Federation to compete at the world’s Robotics Olympics in Dubai. The team is made up of five (5) hardworking students and two (2) mentors;
- Dr. Ricardo R. Neil – Senior Team Mentor
- Mr. Zhavier Shaw – Junior Team Mentor
- Ms. Abion Stevens – Team Captain
- Mr. Jeremy Warner – Engineer and Driver
- Ms. Vivisha Wattley – Programmer
- Mr. Jordan Prentice – Controller
- Ms. Ainka Saunders – Engineer
Item 1: St Kitts and Nevis Robotics Team 2019
The team has expressed that they are grateful for the opportunity provided to them by their mentor Dr. Ricardo Neil. Dr. Neil stated to IITAE News that the robotics team is not just about competing; it represents the result of a digital economic hope for the youths, a revolution in the innovation space and will start the process for entrance into the innovative industry space. He further stated that the team has the full support of the federation and even more so their wonderful parents who understand the vision for the future of the youths in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.
Item 2: Parents of the SKN Robotics Team 2019
Dr. Neil further expressed that there has been several challenges leading up to this point but regardless of these challenges the team was able to overcome them all. He stated, “Now we are on our way, we have overcome that great challenge. The team and parents are excited. Win or lose, this is the competition of a lifetime.
Furthermore, we have and will make the Federation proud. We are chasing a dream, and that dream is to dominate the First Global Robotics Competition. When Usain Bolt first came on the scene in the athletics olympics, not many knew him, but because of persistence he is now a legend. This says to us that, we are on a path, a path to change the landscape, so we have no intention of stopping or giving up.”
He further stated, “I am proud to be a part of such a revolution for the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. Additionally, we will do all that we can to keep it that way. I want the next generation to understand that it doesn’t matter where you are from, you can transform your country, and all it takes is just a dream and determination. Sure there will be obstacles, but that is what makes the dream and the journey meaningful.”
Item 3: Dr. Ricardo Neil and the 2019 Robotics Team
IITAE News will be following the team all the way to Dubai for the 2019 Robotics Olympics. We will bring exclusive news tracking the competition to his culmination.