More than meets the eye in de­signs

Canning Times - - NEWS -

RO­BOTS in­vaded Curtin Univer­sity last week but they were there for good, not evil.

More than 600 stu­dents from schools across across the state – in­clud­ing Can­ning­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege, River­ton and Wil­let­ton pri­mary schools, and Wil­let­ton Se­nior High School – con­verged on Curtin Univer­sity Sta­dium for the WA Robo-Cup Ju­nior State Event.

Stu­dents de­signed, built and coded their own ro­bots, which they then en­tered into cat­e­gories such as maze, soccer and res­cue, as well as show­ing off their dance and the­atre skills.

The an­nual com­pe­ti­tion is or­gan­ised by Scitech.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Deb Han­cock said the two-day com­pe­ti­tion was a great way for stu­dents to show off a range of sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths skills.

“RoboCup Ju­nior al­lows stu­dents to ap­ply skills like cod­ing, ro­bot­ics, en­gi­neer­ing, pro­gram­ming and maths in a fun yet com­pet­i­tive set­ting,” she said.

Win­ners from each state event will com­pete in the Aus­tralian fi­nals.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Wil­leton High School Year 10 stu­dents Jack Wright and An­gus Spencer with their ro­bot.

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