Students battle at third RoboCon

CONGRATULATIONS: The Most Competitive Robot Award was won by Joseph McKee from Lisburn and Thomas Doran from Banbridge. The Awards were presented by Deputy Head of School of Engineering and Computing, Anthony Johnston and Lecturer in Mechatronics Jonathan McEwan.

COMPUTING and Engineering students from across SERC took part in the third annual RoboCon intercampus competition hosted at the college’s SPACE Campus in Bangor. 

Students where tasked with designing and building robots to take part in a range of timed challenges to be crowned champions.  

RoboCon 2019 required participants to compete in teams of two or three to design and build two robots to transport two blocks at a time through a tough obstacle course and construct a tower of six blocks against the clock.

Winners for the most competitive robot design were Thomas Doran from Banbridge and Joseph McKee from Lisburn.

Their use of two robots, one for stacking and one for transporting, highlighted their use of levels, multi-tasking and excellent teamwork and communication skills.

Their triumph meant they each received a Parrot Mambo FPV mini drone prize.  

Winners of the most innovative robot design were Lewis English from Newtownards and Alex Breadon from Donaghadee. Their imagination and skills saw them walk away victorious with Amazon Echo Dots. 


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