During the school holidays, the Secondary Robotics Club travelled to Queensland to compete in the 2017 Australasian RoboCup.
Four Year 9 and 10 boys competed in the Secondary division as Opere Bots, with Year 11 Caitlin Shaw competing individually in the Open Rescue as Simplex Nomina.
The Opere Bots placed sixth and agreed that one of the highlights of the competition was seeing the different bots.
“It was great to see bots from other countries,” Ethan Gilfuis (Year 9) said.
“It was also good to see others solve problems that we had been trying to solve,” Shane Goddard (Year 10) said.
Next year, the Opere Bots will have to enter in the Open division, as it will be their third year competing in RoboCup.
The Australasian RoboCup was held at the University of Queensland, which meant the students were able to experience all that Brisbane had to offer. This included a ferry down Brisbane River.
Mr Martin Dooling, Secondary Robotics Club Co-ordinator, accompanied the students and provided excellent support in the lead up and during the competition.
RoboCup (Junior) is a project-oriented educational initiative that aims to promote robotics and primarily focuses on education.