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Robocup Junior 2016 – Qld Championships

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Over the weekend of Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, three Middle School students competed in the 2016 Robocup Junior Competition at the University of Queensland. This competition attracts hundreds of teams from throughout Queensland each year.

Mitchell Hall competed in Secondary Rescue and was placed 12th out of 49 teams. Stanley McLaughlin also competed in the Secondary Rescue competition. Like most of the competitors, both of these boys battled with technical problems and spent much of the day testing and reprogramming their robots to navigate the complex rescue courses.

Stanley was awarded first place in the Logbook Competition for Secondary Rescue. His logbook is a written record of the design, development and testing of his robot. This award included a cash prize which can be used to purchase components to improve his robot for next year’s competition.

Joshua Venables competed in Open Soccer for the second time, primarily against Year 11 and 12 teams. Josh was placed 4th in this competition and was awarded an encouragement award for improvements that he made to his robot since last year’s competition.

David Bunting
HOD Information Technology