On May 17, the young YIS Robotics Club took part in their first ever competition. It is an annual event called the Robo Sumo Friendly hosted by our neighbors St Maur.
The idea of Robo Sumo is to build a robot that will push its opponent out of a 77cm circular ring. It requires some interesting building techniques and some even more interesting programming skills. Many of the robots use the different sensors in order to make the robot more formidable: the ultrasonic sensor to detect the location of the opponent; the color sensor to know when the robot is about to roll out of the ring; the touch sensor to know when an opponent is attacking from behind!
This year the competition was small and we managed to enter three teams. One of the teams was made up of our Grade 9 student mentors, Hemanth and Aki, and the other two teams were made of up some of our Grade 6 members: William, Kenryo, Athul and Shaolun.
The three YIS teams finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the competition! Congratulations to:
- Infinite Loop Upgrade 9.9, aka Hemanth and Aki (1st Place)
- The Swagnim, aka Shaolun and Athul (2nd Place)
- The Six Wheeled Monster, aka Kenryo and William (3rd Place)
Congratulations to the YIS teams and to all of the students who took part in the Robotics Club this year!