The “RoboChallenge” student competition organized by the Ministry of Digital Governance in collaboration with the organization “Hellenic Land Registry” was successfully completed on Saturday. A total of 10 student groups and one group of first-year students participated.

At the event, which was presented by Savvas Poumbouras and Konstantinos Kintzios, the teams were invited to present the robotic mechanisms they developed to turn automatically and synchronously with a bookscanner, the pages of the old books that will be digitized in the country’s mortgage and land registry offices.

After the presentations, the jury, consisting of:

Stelios Sakaretsios, President of the organization “Hellenic Land Registry”, Dr. Panagiotis Koustumbardis, Research and Development Engineer, Scientific Associate of the Robotics Group and member of E.D.I.P. of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Patras, Dr. Kyriakos Tolia, PhD in Artificial Intelligence

shortlisted the three best teams who received the relevant awards. The first place and the prize of 5,000 euros went to the team “The Inventors”, the second place to the team “Robion” and the third place to the team “pi”.

Prize money for the winners was kindly sponsored by Profile Software, Cosmote and Fortinet.

During his greeting, the Deputy Minister of Digital Governance Konstantinos Kyranakis said: “It was a very beautiful day for our Ministry which was filled with student groups of Robotics Greek Schools. The talent of the new generation is beyond all expectations when you consider that they only had 3 weeks to build automatic scrolling mechanisms. The robots on display surprised us all and filled us with hope for the new generation of innovators and creators. The best mechanisms will be used by the Land Registry to scan over 1 Billion pages of old Deeds in Mortgage Registries across the country.”

The event was graced by the presence of the Deputy Minister of Education, Religion & Sports Domna Michailidou and the General Secretary of Information Systems & Digital Governance Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, who together with the Deputy Minister of Digital Governance, presented the winning teams with their prizes.