Hopefully everyone had a safe trip home from Nationals. If you haven't already seen it, there was a clip on the TVNZ One news
The competitions are all over for 2014. If you want to be involved in 2015, it is never too early to get started.
Invercargill and Wellington will have teacher workshops in November. Watch this space.
RoboCup Junior New Zealand is a robotics competition for children.
RCJNZ is a unique event that excites and motivates students. Students participating in RoboCup Junior New Zealand events may choose Robot Theatre, Rescue or Soccer.
RobocupJunior TheatreParticipants program their robots to move to music or a soundtrack. Competitors are encouraged to give their robots real personality. Theatre entries range from the simple to the sophisticated. This is a good entry level competition but also offers unlimited opportunities for advanced students to challenge themselves. Each team has one, two or three robots, a dance floor, music and 1 to 2 minutes to choreograph a dance, tell a story or offer a themed presentation. Robots can be any size or shape. The use of decorations, props and costume is encouraged. read more
RobocupJunior RescueThe Rescue competition mirrors the real life use of robots that rescue people from life-threatening situations. Robots use light or colour sensors to follow a line to a designated rescue area, then "rescue" a victim. The build of the robot is an important part of this challenge. read more
RobocupJunior SoccerStudents are required to design and program two robots to compete against an opposing pair of robots by kicking an infra-red transmitting ball into their designated goal. This is a rewarding challenge for students with some programming experience. read more
2014 National Competition
The 2014 National RobocupJuniorNZ Competition will be held in Dunedin, Saturday 13th September, 2014