Robotics news from RoboCup Junior Queensland Championships
The RoboCup Junior Queensland Championships were recently held at the University of Queensland and were attended by more than 600 competitors from all around Queensland.
2018 saw a record number of teams compete, with 100 teams registered for the Rescue competition.
Brisbane Boys’ College fielded teams in most challenges over the weekend and achieved the following results.
BBC Results from the RoboCup Junior Queensland Championships
Open Soccer – First Place
Lightweight Soccer – First and Second Place
Standard Soccer – First Place
Open Rescue – Third Place
Secondary Rescue – First, Second and Third Place (with eight BBC teams in the top 12 positions)
Primary Rescue – Fourth Place.
The competition was challenging and our BBC students were great ambassadors for the College as they assisted other teams with solving their problems during the competition.
The National Championships in Melbourne are only seven weeks away with teams to be finalised shortly. At the National Championships our BBC teams aim to qualify to represent Australia in the RoboCup Junior World Championships to be held in Sydney in July 2019.
Thank you to our BBC trainers, many of whom are Old Boys, for giving their time and sharing their expertise throughout the year to prepare our students for competition and the small band of dedicated parents who work behind the scenes to ensure the equipment is maintained and transported to and from the competitions.
This follows the success of our Robotics students who competed in the 2018 RoboCup Junior World Championships in Montreal earlier this year, where they were awarded three World Championship Titles.
Click here to read more about BBC Robotics at the World Championships.