Robotics teams ready for Nationals

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Robotics teams ready for Nationals

Six All Saints’ College Robotics teams recently qualified for Nationals after achieving impressive results at the WA RoboCupJunior held on 1 and 2 August 2014.

Our students participated against other schools in the Dance and Rescue categories at the annual State competition.

Three All Saints’ teams achieved a trifecta win in the Open Rescue category, where the robots are required to find and lift a victim out of a ‘chemical spill’. Anthony (Year 11) and his robot ‘Spinner’ placed third, Year 12 students Nicholas and Christopher-Jack  with ‘Me, Him & It’ achieved second place, while Disura (Year 10) and his robot ‘Sam’ took out the top prize.

With similar rules to Open Rescue, the ‘Sonic’ team competed in the Secondary Rescue discipline. The team comprising of Year 7 students Janardan , Liam, Mason and Mitchell, achieved a respectable ninth place.

Two All Saints’ teams competed in the Dance and Dance Theatre categories and both achieved first place. This discipline requires students to program their robots to dance to music.

‘PickleJar Productions’ consisting of Rohan (Year 11), Megan (Year 9), Christopher-John (Year 9), Noah (Year 9), Sarith (Year 9) and Joshua (Year 9) competed in Dance Theatre. ‘The Inspector’ robot, created by Year 10 student Pragash, won the general Dance category.

These impressive results are due to the commitment of our students to the Robotics program which has been successfully led by All Saints’ ICT Helpdesk Officer, Mrs Donna Hatton, for eight years.

The cocurricular program has been running at the College since 2000 and has been competing at the RoboCupJunior since 2007.

Good luck to all these teams and their robots when they travel to Brisbane for the National RoboCupJunior Competition from 26 to 28 September.

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