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Technocamps Robotics Competition 2019 - Disaster Droids

Published on 11 April 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Technocamps Robotics Competition is back with the final competition day to be held on the 17th of July 2019. The theme of this year's competition is "Disaster Droids" and we are challenging pupils from across Wales to answer the question: "Can robots provide relief where humans cannot?" 

The challenge is to design and create a robot which is capable of providing assistance to disaster-struck areas such as war zones, those devasted by natural disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, etc. You should consider the wide variety of support these areas need both during and after such an event. Creativity is the key!

Teams must come up with an original design for their robot, then develop and prototype it ready to present at the competition final. The final will also incorporate a LIVE challenge - details of which will be announced at the event.

Remember when creating the robot, it is essential to consider the following:

- Is it innovative? How is it different from current technologies available? Does it solve a ‘unique’ problem?

- Will it provide additional support to disaster-stricken areas? What features allow your robot to outstrip the performance of its human counterpart? 

- How is your robot better than its competitors? Why would someone prefer to use a robot than a human to complete your chosen task?

- Have fun and be creative!

Technocamps will loan the LEGO Mindstorms robot kits to competing Technoclubs (if required), along with any resources necessary to create their robot.

We hope that you are able to take part in the competition, last year’s event was a huge success and we are looking forward to replicating it this year.  In 2018, schools across South and West Wales took part in the Technocamps Robotics Competition with the winners being awarded a LEGO Mindstorms kit for their school.

You can register for the competition here: Register

For more information, see our brochure: 2019_Robotoics_Brochure.pdf

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