Thabeban student Joshua Whalley with his robot named Evil Elmo at the Central Queensland University primary school robotics competition.
Thabeban student Joshua Whalley with his robot named Evil Elmo at the Central Queensland University primary school robotics competition. Mike Knott

Robotic activity at challenge

MORE than 150 students from eight schools are one step closer to having an electronic friend at CQUniversity's Robotics Challenge yesterday.

The students went head-to-head creating robots which would perform in four different categories — narrative, documentary, creativity and mystery.

Robotics Challenge co-ordinator Shontelle Lewis said the number of competitors had doubled this year.

“The participation level was very high and the gap between the winners was just a few points,” she said.

Moore Park Beach State School won two categories while Branyan and Woongarra state schools picked up the remaining two.



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