Consider the above video as it relates to STEM education, to learning Mandarin and studying in China, to education in China, and generally to jobs and our technological future. The video accompanies The Verge article “Rise of the Robomasters: We went to China’s Silicon Valley to see the front lines of the robot wars” (here). Here is just one paragraph from the longish article:
Right now RoboMasters lets DJI sift through some of China’s top engineering talent, but the company is hoping to expand the tournament around the globe. I chatted with Betty Vogeley, a student the University of Washington, the only team from outside of Asia to compete in RoboMasters to date. "We haven’t been doing so well, as far as winning any games," she said with a laugh. "We’re known as the team whose wheels fall off." Vogeley has been competing in robotics events across the US for the last six years, but had never experienced anything close to this challenge. "This is everything combined. It calls for so many diverse talents, there is just nothing like it." She was eager to play host to qualifying tournament that would give US teams a chance to practice before the finals. "To make it competitive, we need to bring a regional tournament to North America."