Robots measure up in Rapperswil

RobOlympics brought together 120 young people and their robots. With the event, the Hochschule für Technik intended to support trainees wishing to enter work in the fields of mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology.
Robots participate in a competition in Rapperswil.
Robots participate in a competition in Rapperswil.

A total of 42 teams from Switzerland and Germany entered RobOlympics, explained the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil (HSR). Competitions in different disciplines formed one part of the event. Another part called on students from vocational and grammar schools to solve a so-called Ad-Hoc task, for which they had only a few hours to programme the robots as required.

The participants were allowed to use a Lego robot kit or enter their own models into the competition. As well as building a robot, they had to programme its software.

Beyond the RobOlympics, the HSR gives students other opportunities to learn about programming robots. Just like the event, the HSR’s seminars and courses serve to enthuse young people for jobs in the MINT subjects (mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology).

The bzb-Skillers 1 team from the Vocational School and College of Further Education in Buchs in the canton of St.Gallen secured second place overall, coming in behind the login Crew of login Berufsbildung AG in Zurich.

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