Robogames to Be Held at TBU26. January 2024
The 6th edition of the popular, nationwide competition called the Robogames will take place on Tuesday, 30 January 2024. The event has been organized by the Faculty of Applied Informatics (FAI) of Tomas Bata University in Zlín.
Participants will compete in various disciplines, such as “Robot Sumo”, “Line Follower Robot” and “Cleaning Robot”.
“Robot Sumo and Line Follower Robot contests are held across the world, at national and world championship levels. Our competition is also included in the Robo Lego League, which is regularly held at various places across the country,” explained Assoc. Prof. Jiří Vojtěšek, the Dean of the FAI.
Contestants bring along robots they build themselves in robotics clubs to compete at the venue. They have to program and prepare their fighting bots to take on and ultimately defeat others in the competition. Therefore, intense preparation must precede the competition. Robots must be perfectly programmed, because they have to act on their own; no one is allowed to control them.
The aim of the games is to draw attention to robotics and programming. Robotics clubs have grown in popularity at primary and secondary schools, and the subject is increasingly becoming an aspect of the IT curriculum.