The FEE CTU Robotics Competition for Primary Schools has three winners so far - the absolute winner will be announced at the Maker Faire Prague in May

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On Wednesday 24 April, Thursday 25 April and Friday 26 April, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU hosted three final rounds of the traditional Robo Competition for the 2nd grade of primary schools and the corresponding years of multi-year grammar schools. The winners of these independent rounds were the teams Yesterday It Worked (Nový PORG in Prague 4), Hradečtí baráčníci 1 (DDM Dvůr Králové) and Gyrotechnici (Gymnázium Písnická in Prague 4). A total of 115 teams from 60 different schools finally deployed their robots and the best 17 teams will meet once again in the superfinals, from where the absolute winner will emerge - this will take place on 11 May at the Maker Faire Prague.

The spring stage of the Robo Competition traditionally attracted hundreds of young roboticists to the Zenger Auditorium of the FEE CTU in Prague on Charles Square. This year's competition task was called Sorting Colored Bricks and three-person teams of primary school students and the corresponding years of multi-year grammar schools had to build a robot from a LEGO Mindstorms kit and program it to independently pick up as many colored bricks as possible from the competition area and sort them into the available bins on the playground - all within a time limit of 90 seconds.

Three rounds in April - three winners

Competition rounds were held on Wednesday, April 24, Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, and of the 115 participating teams, the following three ultimately won:

Round 1: The team Yesterday it worked was composed of Jaromír Němec and Jan Řepka from the gymnasium Nový PORG in Prague 4.

Round 2: the team Hradečtí baráčníci consisting of Adam Bělohrádek and Jan Bělohrádek from the House of Children and Youth in Králov Dvůr

3rd round: team Gyrotechnici consisting of Tomáš Bocan, Jan Pospíšil and Lukáš Šebor from Gymnasium Písnická in Prague 4.

Superfinals at the Festival of Creativity and Innovation

"Since the participation in the competition was record-breaking, we had to organize three independent final rounds again - and of course we would be a bit sorry if we did not get to know the name of the absolute winner," said the organizer of the Robo Competition, Dr. Martin Hlinovský from the Department of Control Engineering at FEE CTU. The big tournament of the 16 best robots from the three final rounds plus one extra one for the wild card will take place on Sunday 11 May in front of many hundreds of festival spectators. In addition, visitors will be able to play with the components of the competition kit or see other robots from our Cybernetics and Robotics programme at the Robo Competition stand throughout the festival weekend."

Detailed information on the Robo Competition 2024 course for primary schools can be found on the website or Facebook page. For information about the upcoming superfinals, visit the Maker Faire Prague website.

Responsible person Ing. Mgr. Radovan Suk