Last week ANU hosted over 230 students and teachers for the annual RoboCupJunior competition.
Primary and secondary school students met at Melville Hall early on Thursday morning to begin a day filled with friendly competition and all things robotics.
This year’s event was the biggest yet with 61 teams entering from more than 14 schools. Students could compete in a selection of categories that ran throughout the day, including:
- Junior Dance
- Senior Dance
- Rescue Premier
- Novice League Soccer (LEGO)
- Open League Soccer.
RoboCupJunior ACT representative, Gerard Elias has been running the event since 2005 and was delighted with the turnout. “It feels more like a festival than a competition. The students were learning and working together and even helping teams from other schools, which is always great to see.”
“Today it wasn’t just about competing and testing technology, it was about sharing information and learning.”
The winners of each category will now have the opportunity to compete in Nationals at the University of Queensland in September.
The RoboCup Junior Australia event is sponsored by ANU and supported by College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Visit the RoboCupJunior websitefor more information.