A robotic invasion in Stanthorpe
THERE was a robot invasion in Stanthorpe before Christmas, but the robots came in peace.
Excited students from around the Granite Belt descended on Stanthorpe State High School for the inaugural Granite Belt Sumo Robotics Competition.
The competition involved students building and programming Lego EV3 robots to battle against each other in a sumo style format.
The winning robot was required to push, hit or bump the other robot off a purpose built Dohyo ring which was constructed by the Granite Belt and
Border College of Trades.
The bouts happened simultaneously and each of the 17 teams faced every other team once.
Greenlands State School was successful on the day with two of their teams winning first and third place.
Greenlands’ principal, Kyle Low said the degree of innovation and teamwork from all 17 teams was fantastic to see.
“The competition involved using skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and communication and today’s students will undoubtedly need these skills to succeed into the future.”
The competition was supported by the Darling Downs South West STEM Hub who provided a $1000 grant to run the competition. The final placings were 1st - Team Wererabbits Greenlands), 2nd Team Bobcats (The Summit), 3rd Team Hornets (Greenlands).
The competition involved using skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
— Kyle Low
TECH FUN: Greenlands State School students.