On the first weekend of May, more than 600 young students from all over the country gathered at Messe Magdeburg to compete in the 16th German RoboCup Junior Championship. The kids battled in three major categories like “dance”, where the robots dance to the sound of music. In “soccer”, the robots had to score a goal and in the category “rescue”, the task was to follow a path and rescue victims. The German RoboCup Junior Championship was also the part of the qualification for the RoboCup World Cup 2016, which will take place from June 30th until July 3rd in Leipzig, Germany. After all, 30 German teams have qualified for the world cup, which also features older participants from international colleges and universities.
More fun with technology and robotics
The high number of participants at the RoboCup can be seen as a big success for the field of robotcs, because it means that more kids are interested in this topic. Playing with Tinkerbots is a great opportunity to exlore robots at a very young age. With our building sets, kids from the age of six can be introduced to topics like sensor technology and energy. Tinkerbots are easy to use and offer enough room for creativity at the same time. Today’s Tinkerbots users can become the RoboCup champions of tomorrow.
Tinkerbots Crazy Racer Award 2016
We at Tinkerbots hosted our own robotic competition in January 2016, when kids had the chance to build their own robot and win our Crazy Racer Award at the Type & Tech & Toys Concept Store. The builders with the most creative and the fastest racer won a trophy. Watch a video from our Crazy Racer Award 2016 below: