​St Oliver Plunkett School competed in the annual RoboCup Junior Australia challenge for the very first time in 2017. RoboCup is a project-oriented educational robotics challenge, fostering Artificial Intelligence and robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined.

RoboCup Soccer Team

The Soccer Challenge required students to design and program two robots to compete against an opposing pair of robots by kicking an infra-red transmitting ball into their designated goal.  

RoboCup Rescue Team

The Rescue Challenge mirrored the real-life use of robots that rescue people from life-threatening situations. Robots competed by negotiating a randomly selected path with obstacles and bridges to a designated rescue area. The robot must then find "the victim" before pushing them out to safety.

After many months of preparation, our excited teams travelled to St Peter’s Lutheran College, Indooroopilly on Saturday 22nd July for the competition. All students demonstrated an outstanding collaborative spirit and resilience throughout each challenge. Their hard work and perseverance enabled them to exceed their own expectations and achieve impressive results.