RoboCup Geelong Junior Regional Event

Last week saw the 18th running of the RoboCup Geelong Junior Regional Event at the Highton Middle School Campus. The event was an exhibition of STEAM at its practical best. This year’s event attracted 44 teams from 11 schools and 136 students. The Sports and Aquatic Centre was a hive of activity with wall to wall problem solvers, engineers, programmers and artists all showing off their skills. Students competed in Robot Rescue, Robot Soccer and the more creative On Stage League. On Stage is where robots act out a story or dance along to a musical score.

Christian College was successful in taking out four out of the five different competitions that were conducted.

Standard Soccer                 InsOMNia:  Deakin Carr, Shaun Altmann, Pierson Lang and Jack Peace

Simple Simon Soccer         Super Mario Brothers:   Sam Coleman, Alex Corinaldi, Martin Dean, Olivia Bykersma

Experienced On Stage      The RoboCup Circus:     Abigail Hodgson, Ruby Lockman

Novice On Stage               The Terminators:   Brandon Murphy, Bradley Cochrane, Kade Robinson

The Year 10 Systems class that were not competing ran the Soccer League of the competition. They did a great job of handling everything from refereeing to the compilation of results. The students all gained great experience in event organization and leading other students.

The Standard League Soccer Final was particularly exciting with two Christian College Senior School Teams playing off in the final. InsOMNia only won 4-3 over Yeet through a golden goal during overtime.

The teams are all fired up in preparing for state finals at University of Melbourne in August and the National Finals to be held at Melbourne Park in September.

 

Brian Thomas

Systems Engineering Teacher

 

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