It is that time of year again. The RoboCup Junior WA state championships have arrived for 2012. This year both my eldest son, Aaron, and my younger son, Rohan, are involved in teams with their friends from All Saints College.
Following on from Aaron's success in 2010 and 2011, Aaron, Hayden and their robot "Jimmy", together as Team Jimmy have again won the RoboCup Junior WA 2012 state chamionships for the Rescue Premier division.
Below are videos of Jimmy completing the two runs:
RoboCup Junior WA 2012 Rescue Premier State Champions - Run 1
RoboCup Junior WA 2012 Rescue Premier State Champions - Run 2
Fantastic job Aaron and Hayden, even if you did leave it to the last minute and had a few really late nights. Well done to Team Them, also from All Saints College, which came second by the small margin of 10 points.
Rohan's first foray into the RoboCup world has also met with success as Rohan, Asriel, Julian and their robots "Derp Face" and "Dribble", together as Team 8 BIT JAR drew for first place to win the RoboCup Junior WA 2012 state chamionships for the Senior Dance division with the performance of 8 BIT Thriller.
Below is the video of the winning 8 BIT Thriller performance:
RoboCup Junior WA 2012 Senior Dance State Champions
An awesome effort from Rohan, Asriel and Julian. I know Julian must have listened to that 8 bit version of Michael Jackson's Thriller more times than anyone should have to. Well done to Team Boogie Man, also from All Saints College, who were the other team that drew for first place. Last year, Team Boogie Man came second in the national finals.
For a bit more RoboCup Rescue and Rescue Premier fun, check out this video from the 2008 national competition held in Perth:
Robocup Junior - Rescue + Premiere Rescue - AUS - Perth 2008 - HD
For the previous posts on the RoboCup robotics competition see:
- Robocup Junior WA 2010 Rescue Premier State Champions
- Robocup Junior WA 2011 Rescue Premier State Champions
- Robocup Junior Australia 2011 National Championships and more
Stay tuned for an update after the RoboCup Junior Australia 2012 National Competition in the nation's capital, Canberra, on the 22nd and 23rd September 2012.
PS: Post a comment on the blog if you want to congratulate them or pass on wishes for the nationals in four weeks.