Domo arigato, Mr Roboto: Perth Modern School wins RoboCup Junior WA State Final


Team Snooper took out first place in the Standard League Soccer division at Curtin University Stadium.
Team Snooper took out first place in the Standard League Soccer division at Curtin University Stadium.

TWO teams from Perth Modern School have overcome tough competition to win first place at the RoboCup Junior WA State Finals at Curtin University Stadium.

Team Snooper took out first place in Standard League Soccer category while Game Loser won first place in the Open Soccer division.

It was a great result for local students competing at an event featuring 195 teams.

Each had built robots to rescue, play soccer and dance.

Winners from each division may be invited to the national competition in Brisbane later this year.

Scitech RoboCup co-ordinator Tim Schmitz said the competition introduced a lot of students to something that will play a big part in our lives in the future.

“Robots are used all around the world to perform dangerous tasks and to help people improve their everyday life,” he said.

“Introducing students to the inner workings of robots at a young age will be incredibly valuable to them in the future.

“RoboCup Junior gets students of all ages, from all over the state, interested in robotics and developing crucial skills in engineering, programming, and maths.”

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