From CUT to the world

Neo Ramasilo, Advanced Diploma: IT, ready to embark on a transformative journey into the world of Robotics. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Bloemfontein’s Central University of Technology (CUT) student, Neo Ramasilo, will represent South Africa and the CUT at the World Mobile Robotics competition in France later this year.

She will attend training in mobile robotics in China on 12 April 2024 to prepare for the world stage.

According to the institution, Ramasilo’s talent and passion for Information Technology have led her on this journey in robotics.

“Her passion for Robotics started at a young age, and despite the lack of resources, she seized every opportunity to explore and learn more.

Her hard work and dedication led her to compete in a prestigious competition where she and her team created and programmed two robots.

Through sheer perseverance and ingenuity, they emerged victorious and advanced to the WorldSkills competition, the pinnacle of their journey,” the CUT said.

For Ramasilo, robotics is more than just about competition. It represents an opportunity for personal growth and professional development for her.

“I am excited about the exposure of Artificial Intelligence technologies through my training and what the world has to offer.

I am also excited and honoured to represent my university and South Africa at the WorldSkills competition.

It would be nice to return home with an award for being in the top three. That is our goal as a team,” she said.

WorldSkills is a world and national championship for vocational skills and is held every two years in different parts of the world.

This year the 47th competition will be hosted in Lyon, France, from 10 to 15 September 2024.

 Compiled by Gypseenia Lion