Robot golf will be coming to the UAE at the end of April, with the first ever ParOne Invitational STEAMathalon taking place in Dubai.
The event challenges school students to train their own AI GolfBots to compete on a custom 9-hole mini golf course.
The ParOne Invitational STEAMathalon will take place on 25th and 26th April, at the Els Club. The event is organised by EdTech company Kalebr, BMW Middle East and Dubai Autism Center, in association with the golf club.
The competition is open to teams of grade seven, eight and nine school pupils from across the UAE. Teams will train the bot to complete the 9-hole course. Winners will be assessed by a panel of expert judges, community votes and social interaction, and teams will be judged on categories ranging from creativity to sportsmanship.
The contest is intended to promote learning in STEM, along with tolerance, creativity and interpersonal skills.
Karl Whitehead, General Manager of The Els Club in Dubai Sports City, said: "We are delighted to be playing our part in the upcoming ParOne STEAMathalon. This event's focus on AI, Machine learning will no doubt see an array of impressive talented GolfBots take to our course this year for the very first ParOne Invitational STEAMathalon. It will be interesting to see how the young students' efforts take shape at The Els Club, and we are looking forward to seeing their innovative proposals improve the game of golf!"
Registrations are open and can be made via p1.kalebr.com