VICTORIOUS pupils from the R. Dilong School in Trstená have returned from the World Championship Robocup in China on July 23.
After competing with 27 teams from all over the world, they were named world champions after their robots, dressed in folk costumes, danced their way to victory to the folk tune Tota Heľpa.
Robots Anča and Ján were programmed by the pupils themselves; the performance also featured cows, dancing rhythmically, as if on a meadow. Anča has sensors instead of eyes, in order to prevent her from coming too close to Ján when dancing.
Next year’s championship will be held in Austria, and pupils and their teachers have already started thinking about what to invent next.
4. Aug 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Jana Liptáková from press reports