TimesOnline put together a great story on the first county wide RoboCup Competition in Beaver County, PA. Jason McKenna, President of the Beaver County Gifted Consortium and a Hopewell Teacher, organized the event. The competition was put together to help kids develop problem-solving skills as well as learn the basics of programming. McKenna told TimesOnline, ”The idea (for the challenge) is that robots do jobs that are too dangerous for humans. We can’t get to a chemical spill, so we have to send a robot to do the job. It has to traverse the course, get to the chemical spill, find the victim and push the victim out of the chemical spill.” One of the things we love to hear is that many of the teams used ROBOTC to program their robots and complete this challenge! To see more from the competition, check out the video below.
You can read more about the competition here - Students Compete Using Robots, With Help from CMU and Australia.
Has your team, classroom, or competition been covered in the news? If so, let us know! We’d love to share it!
Written by Cara Friez
April 10th, 2013 at 12:56 pm