Student RoboCup training the next generation of innovators

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WATCH THE VIDEO: This year’s Digital Innovation Festival wrapped up on 6 September. A two-week celebration of tech, ICT and innovation, one of the event highlights was the student RoboCup competition.  

RoboCup Junior Inc is a not-for-profit organisation that sponsors local, regional and international robotic competitions for young students. RoboCup aims to foster interest and develop skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  

Held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on 30 August, primary and secondary school students competed in one or more divisions of dance, rescue and soccer, with a panel of judges determining the winners in each category.

Students spoke of how the competition taught them about programming robots, basic coding, the chance to make friends from competing schools and how to prepare for future studies and STEM careers.

Watch the video to see the action from the RoboCup competition.  

For more on the Digital Innovation festival, read our earlier story.