A TEAM of Year 7 students from Camden Haven High School have finished seventh in the Australian Robocup Junior Championships for robotic soccer.
Soccer is the most technically challenging of three events contested, with Camden Haven beating 27 of the teams in their category.
The soccer has three divisions, with the Gen 2 event the most keenly contested. The top 5 Australian teams qualified for next year’s international event in Costa Rica.
The team co-ordinator and teacher, James Langley, said Robocup has proved extremely popular with students.
“Robocup is challenging, engaging, and uses the language students who’re keen on IT use,” said James.
“It involves them in a great range of disciplines – technology, maths, electronics, a bit of engineering, and obviously teamwork.
“As such it’s also developing exactly the kind of skills employers will be looking for.”
Robocup comprises soccer, dance and rescue sections, with students designing, building and coding their robots to perform in the specific disciplines, with secondary students also required to make their robots reactive rather than simply programmed.
The Championships were held on September 17 and 18 at the University of NSW.