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Young minds break boundaries at RoboRAVE

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Climbing vertical surfaces, battling in sumo arenas and navigating labyrinthine mazes were just some of the weird and wonderful things seen at the annual RoboRAVE Australia robotics competition on the weekend (July 15 & 16).

UniSC Stadium was electric with more than 1000 budding tech entrepreneurs aged eight to 20 unleashing their creativity and technical prowess in designing, building and programming fully autonomous robots.

The event attracted record-breaking numbers and, for the first time, marked international participation with teams from China, Ecuador, India, the Philippines and Vietnam joining a total of 500 teams from across Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Forty-two local teams proudly represented the Sunshine Coast across 27 schools from Buderim to Bli Bli, Currimundi to Coolum, Maleny to Mountain Creek, Palmview to Peregian Springs and more.

Chancellor College Students at Roborave 2023

Chancellor College students at RoboRAVE 2023

 

Teams from Baringa State Primary School, Caloundra Christian College, Cavite Science Integrated School in the Philippines, Chancellor State College, Cooran State School, Genesis Christian College, Kunshan High School of Jiangsu Province in China, Scarborough State School, St Andrew’s Anglican College, Sunshine Coast Grammar, Talara Primary College, and University of Queensland UQ MARS were crowned winners for their entries in the highly popular competition which is now in its fourth year.

Winners also came from Out of the BOTS, a robotics company based in Nambour, NASTRATECH from Ecuador and the DUMING STUDIO in China.

The 2023 Spirit of RoboRAVE was awarded to RoboReapers from Cavite Science Integrated School in the Philippines for their sportsmanship and significant effort in competing in both days of the RoboRAVE Australia Competition.

Spirit of Roborave Winners 2023

RoboReapers from Cavite Science Integrated School in the Philippines win the Spirit of RoboRAVE award 2023

 

RoboRAVE Australia President Tim Hadwen said RoboRAVE was thrilled to see the event grow and attract interest from interstate and overseas students.

“The Sunshine Coast is the premier location for robotics education in Australia with the highest density of high-performing schools in robotics in the nation,” Mr Hadwen said.

“It’s fantastic to see the event grow with record breaking numbers along with international participation as we prepare to be the host location for the 2024 RoboRAVE World Championship, which will attract up to 4000 participants globally.”

 


2023 RoboRAVE Australia Winners

A-Maze-Ing Challenge

Elementary School Division

  • Runner Up – Unburba Amazing 3 (Undurba State School)
  • Champion – GT – HIL (Sunshine Coast Grammar)

Middle School Division

  • Runner Up – Starbats (St Micheals College)
  • Champion – Scarbots Maze 3 (Scarborough State School)

 

Line Follow Challenge

Elementary School Division

  • Runner Up – YIZHUANGYIDUI (HAMENG CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING in China)
  • Champion – BotBoy (Out of the BOTS)

Middle School Division

  • Runner Up – GT Tiny Tim (Sunshine Coast Grammar)
  • Champion – GT Better Than Yours (Sunshine Coast Grammar)

High School Division

  • Runner Up – AYRA-MARS001 (Anshan Youth Robot Association in China)
  • Champion – Alkaid (Kunshan High School of Jiangsu Province in China)

University Pro Division

  • Runner Up – Insert Team Name (University of Queensland UQ MARS)
  • Champion – RoboReapers 01 (Cavite Science Integrated School in the Philippines)

 

Entrepreneurship Challenge

Elementary School Division

  • Runner Up – Genesis 13 (Genesis Christian College)
  • Champion – Genesis 14 (Genesis Christian College)

Middle School Division

  • Runner Up – Bli Bli Sci Fi (Bli Bli State School)
  • Champion – Dream Rainbow (DUMING STUDIO in China)

 

Mouse Labyrinth Challenge

Middle School Division

  • Runner Up – Fantasy Snails (Peregian Digital Hub)
  • Champion – Scarbots Mouse 6 (Scarborough State School)

University Pro Division

  • Champion – RoboRats (University of Queensland UQ MARS)

 

Alpine Challenge

Middle School Division

  • Champion – TPC Alpine (Talara Primary College)

High School Division

  • Champion – Team Flynn (Caloundra Christian College)

 

MegaBot Challenge

High School Division

  • Runner Up – RoboKnights (Chancellor State College)
  • Champion – SAAC_MegaBoyZ (St Andrew’s Anglican College)

Lego Sumo

Elementary School Division

  • Runner Up – Baringa Stars (Baringa State Primary School)
  • Champion – MEGAbot (Cooran State School)

Middle School Division

  • Runner Up – PLC1 (Pacific Lutheran College)
  • Champion – Scarbots 14 (Scarborough State School)

High School Division

  • Runner Up – Green Bot Builders (Building Block Studio)
  • Champion – The Failures (Chancellor State College)

University Pro Division

  • Champion – NASTRATECH from Ecuador

 

Crayola free preschool activities

Open Sumo

Elementary School Division

  • Champion – Baringa Battle Bus (Baringa State Primary School)

Middle School Division

  • Runner Up – Coolum Bug Zappers (Coolum State High School)
  • Champion – CSC Dominators (Chancellor State College)

High School Division

  • Runner Up – Blue BotBuilders (Building Block Studio)
  • Champion – RoboReapers 4 (Cavite Science Integrated School in the Philippines)

University Pro Division

  • Runner Up – Orange BotBuilders (Building Block Studio)
  • Champion – RoboReapers 2 (Cavite Science Integrated School in the Philippines)

 

2023 Spirit of RoboRAVE

Awarded to RoboReapers from Cavite Science Integrated School in the Philippines for their sportsmanship and significant effort in competing in both days of the RoboRAVE Australia Competition.

 


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After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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