Robotics

RoboCup 2019

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RoboCup Junior (RCJ) is a highly prestigious international robotics competition that aims to introduce the larger goals of the RoboCup project (creating robots) to primary and secondary school aged children (technically up through age 19). Held in Sydney, Australia from 2-8 July in 2019, RCJ saw the participation of top robotics teams from all over the world. A team comprising Than Duc Huy, Amadeus Winarto Aristo, Sim Justin and Zhang Yijian as well as a team comprising Yong Jun Han Louis and Muhammad Saajid Shaik were selected to represent Singapore in the “OnStage Advanced” and the “Rescue Line” categories respectively, after attaining stellar results in the local qualifiers RoboCup Singapore Open. Despite facing fierce competition, the team of 4 taking part in the OnStage Advanced category managed to bag the title of Individual Team 1st Place, an unprecedented accomplishment for […]

Robotics

Robocup Montreal 2018

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Last year, Hwa Chong Infocomm and Robotics Society has achieved stellar results at the Robocup Singapore Open and we are honored to send 2 teams to represent Singapore at RoboCup Montreal in June. The JC team, Chicken McNuggets, participated in the RoboCup Junior Rescue Line category and emerged champions in Singapore. The win was unexpected as we had barely edged out National Junior College team for 1st place after the final round. Hence, it was a pleasant surprise.  After Singapore Open, we felt that our EV3 controlled robot could not compete at an international level and thus, decided to switch to Arduino, which has much better capabilities and flexibility. It was an uphill task as none of us had any experience with Arduino and we only had less than 2 months to rebuild the robot from scratch, all while juggling […]