More than meets the eye in designs
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.
Willeton High School Year 10 students Jack Wright and Angus Spencer with their robot.