RoboRoos set to compete at World FLL Festival in USA
After taking out 2nd place at the 2018 National FIRST Lego League (FLL) Team Championships in Sydney in December, the RoboRoos – a team of middle-school-aged boys and girls passionate about robotics – have been invited to compete in the World FLL Festival held in Detroit, Michigan in April 2019.
The RoboRoos are the FLL Team of the Student Robotics Club of South Australia and, under the mentorship of both Associate Professor Sanjeeva Balasuriya (School of Mathematical Sciences) and Dr Yuval Yarom (School of Computer Science), have achieved incredible success both nationally and globally over the past two years.
The team took out first place at last year’s National FLL Championships and ‘first place – innovative solution’ at the World FLL Festival for their research project developing a prototype for a piece of wearable hydrotherapy equipment that offered superior performance features compared to existing tech.
The FLL is one of the oldest robotics competitions in the world, in which Lego partners with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) – an international organisation promoting STEM engagement for young people. Over 30,000 middle-school children from around the world take part in the FLL competition each year. The competition comprises both a robot challenge and a science-project – this year’s project is called “Into Orbit” and is related to space.
Best of luck to RoboRoos at the World FLL Festival in April!