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RoboCup

High school in Schongau enters robot competition

RoboCup

RoboCup

High school in Schongau enters robot competition

RoboCup

Project description

In February, the yearly high school robot competition “RoboCup” took place in Vöhringen. Here, teams from all over southern Germany can qualify for the German Open in Magdeburg. For the first time, four teams from a high school in Schongau (Welfen-Gymansium) took part, with a total of 15 highly motivated students participating in the “Rescue Line” category.

In this category, the robots built and programmed by the students need to tackle challenges which recreate the tasks of a rescue robot. And so the robots need to follow a black line, evade obstacles, turns correctly at marked crossings and ultimately bring several “casualties” in the form of small balls to safety.

At the end of the competition, the four teams from Schongau landed a place in the middle of the ranking list, though it must be pointed out that the competition was made up of considerably older and more experienced pupils. All of the teams from Schongau were thus unanimous in their decision to return again: “We’re coming back! And we’ll be among the top teams next time!”

Project details

Topic: Competition

Age category: 12 - 18 years

Venue: Depending on the competition

Duration: 1-2 days

Participation requirements: Maximum of 10 school students

Project funding

The Frank Hirschvogel Foundation assumed the costs for the robotics construction kits.

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Field reports

2018
On February 24 and 25, the annual robot competition “RoboCup” took place in Vöhringen, near Ulm. Here, teams from all over southern Germany can qualify for the German Open in Magdeburg. This year, the school “Welfen-Gymnasium” took part in the competition for the second time, entering nine 7th-grade students. Two teams comprising experienced members and absolute newcomers proved their worth in the newly created “Rescue Line Entry” category. In this category, the robots built and programmed by the students themselves need to tackle challenges which recreate the tasks of a rescue robot. And so the robots need to follow a black line, evade obstacles, turn correctly at marked crossings and ultimately bring several “casualties” in the form of small balls to safety.
Both robots from the two teams entered the competition equipped with considerably more power and even more sensors than last year. The students had thereby hoped to better overcome challenges such as steep ramps and changing light conditions. However, the names of the teams – System Error” and “W(Chaos)” – unfortunately proved all too accurate. As in the previous year, technical problems messed up the first runs. And in spite of a significant improvement on the second day, the two teams still had to take their places at the lower end of the rankings. Nevertheless, this did nothing to impair the motivation of the students, even though one of them remarked: “Next year we will name our team ‘The Winners’!”