How did you get into robotics?
I got into robotics in March 2014 at the age of 15, when I first started my specialization in Electronics in ORT Argentina. I started attending the Robotics club meetings when a friend told me about it. I didn’t know what it was, but when I went to the first meeting I fell in love with it. I knew I wanted to become one of them as soon as I saw it, so I started learning from the older students and built my first robot! My favorite part of building them is when you first turn them on. There is no other feeling such as turning on the robot that took you six months to build and watch it move as you told it to!
When and why did you decide to start teaching robotics to others?
I understood the importance of learning robotics when I realized that everything I have achieved was because of Yoda, my first robot. I’m certain it’s very important to learn robotics because of everything it teaches you. It’s not only coding and electronics but also a way of thinking problems through and understanding of the importance of working with others. But the most important thing is that, in vulnerable communities, robotics can drag kids’ attention out of harmful habits and into technology and give them better opportunities. That’s why I’m so certain that robotics is a crucial subject to learn about.