Congratulations to Samantha Dryden, Andre Scheepers, Allan Taylor, Riley Williams, Amos Lochhead & Om Patel who represented Hillmorton at the regional Robocup Competition.

Robocup Junior New Zealand run the Canterbury event annually. This was HIllmorton’s first year participating  which involved designing, building and programming a robot to autonomously navigate a search and rescue scene. The team’s robot navigated 3 of the 4 rounds successfully, although not always within the time limit. Speed is the function the team is now keen to build on, already anticipating entering the premiere event next year.  Students have been working as part of a robotics club throughout the term to build their entry.  Robotics and Code Club meet Wednesdays after school in the library. 

By Liz Williams

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