Club Engineer News - August 2015
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The video below shows the Rescue competition. Evan heads up the Robocup Junior Victorian Rescue team and has prepared the following report:. The RoboCupJunior Victoria season is proving to be the biggest yet, with the recently held Melbourne Regional and Ballarat Regional competitions highly successful. We had 70 teams participate in Rescue in the Melbourne Regional and 9 in Ballarat, with both days filled with excitement and most importantly, learning. We strive to continually improve the RCJV competitions.
If you have any feedback from the recent competitions, we would love to hear from you. My contact details are here. Teams continued to enjoy the high quality, consistent equipment, with many sets ordered during and after the competition.
We have continued to improve the Rescue online scoring system and the ability for mentors, parents and students to view results in real time on their own devices has continued to prove popular. The introduction of Riley Rover Rescue, another fantastic initiative is continuing to prove successful, with mentors reporting it has allow them to expand the number of students that are being exposed to RoboCupJunior.
We are expecting this increased student base to increase the number and sophistication of entries in Primary, Secondary and in time, Open Rescue, as students have an achievable, beginner level competition to start their RoboCupJunior experience with. With the Victoria State Competition in just one week, it is an excellent opportunity to pass on a few important messages to Rescue mentors in Victoria: This will occur as part of a workshop which Damien Kee will run during the State Championships.
This workshop is an excellent stepping-stone to Primary Rescue or a starting point for beginners who would otherwise be competing in Secondary Rescue. Participants must be of Primary or Secondary school age and would not have competed in Robocup Junior nxt robot soccer world cup 2015 in prior years. A RileyRover or similar robot will be needed, plus a laptop, programming software and a download cable. More information on the Riley Rover Workshop can be found here. To help mentors prepare their students for competition day, we have made the old rescue field plans available here.
More nxt robot soccer world cup 2015 be published as we nxt robot soccer world cup 2015 to the end of the competition season. The challenge tiles were only used in the final rounds of the competition. Here are some examples of what you can expect at the Victorian competition. We have tidied up the Robocup Rescue resources page on the Club Engineer website to make the online lectures, rules, build instructions and rescue field hints easier to find.
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There is no water tower in Riley Rover Rescue for ; Rescue will be running as a morning Riley Rover and Primary and afternoon Secondary and Open session again; Teams in Secondary and Open Rescue will only receive the 10 points for exiting the chemical spill once the robot has clearly reacquired the line after exiting; Schools with multiple entries in the one division may be asked to reduce their number of entries and bring teams that are best prepared for RoboCupJunior competitions; To help prepare your teams, we have provided some course layouts used at past RCJV competitions.
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