RoboCup: Moruya students programmed to win

Robotics students put their teamwork to the test in the South Coast Regional RoboCup junior championship at Moruya High School on Friday, June 14.

Students from Ulladulla, Moruya and Narooma high schools mastered problem solving skills as they built and coded their own robots for the event.

"It [the RoboCup] is an opportunity for students to gain experience before competing in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne," Robotics coordinator Cathie Webber said.

Students' robots battled against each other in two different challenges.

Moruya High robotics students Luke Jones and Kobie Newberry said the pressure intensifies when competing at a state level.

"The pressure is a lot higher and can be quite difficult to cope with; you learn how to handle stress levels," Luke said.

"Our robots are made of Lego and have to compete against over one thousand dollar robots with carbon fibre parts and proper motors."

Luke and Kobie were judges in this year's RoboCup and said the competition was tight.

"Everyone is very competitive and wants to win," Kobie said.

"Even though it has been so competitive, everyone has been helping each other out. It's an environment to learn in collectively," Luke said.

"Each team member has a role, communication is key in robotics," Luke said.

Winners of the rescue challenge were Paw Patrol from Ulladulla High School and the soccer challenge champions were .EXE of Moruya High.

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