The prestigious event welcomed eight teams from schools across the region to put their robotics and engineering skills to the test over a two day event, hosted at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge. The winning team was been awarded with a guided tour of Cambridge Medical Robotics, one of the world’s leading robotics and engineering companies.
The competition was judged by some of the biggest names in robotics engineering including Jeffrey Temple-Head from Aurora Space; Carmelo D’Agostino from ARM Holdings and Dr Ross Henrywood from Cambridge Medical Robotics.
The Robocon project was submitted as a case study for the annual Sixth Form College Association awards in the category of Enrichment and Employability. The winners were announced at the Association's annual conference on June 27th and the Robocon project was awarded national runner-up in this category.
Jo Trump, Principal at Hills Road Sixth Form College said: “Thank you so much for your crucial part in making it possible – business and education collaboration at its best! Buoyed by their success, our students are busy planning for RoboCon 2019 which they hope to make bigger and better with plans to extend the age category to allow pre-16s from local Cambridge schools to take part.”
(Pictured: Jo Trump, Principal at Hills Road Sixth Form College, receiving the award)