Funding

Last Modfified: 2018-09-22

We are happy to announce that we have been awarded funds to establish a RoboCup team by the University of Canterbury's College of Engineering, for the purpose of purchasing three robots and a practice environment. It is our hope that over the next year we will be able to successfully build a humanoid platform and compete in RoboCup 2019, hosted in Australia 1 2 3 4.

It is our hope to establish a strong robotics team and compete in this prestigious event, allowing us to showcase the recent advancements in robotics out of the labs and add to these ourselves. New Zealand has great potential for robots in many applications, including agriculture, search & rescue and autonomous vehicles as just a few examples.

The RoboCup competition is a particularly exciting opportunity, bringing talent from around the world to compete in one of the next big steps in robotics, requiring multiple disciplines to come together in order to achieve this great task. This ambitious goal has been globally sponsored by big names such as Flower Robotics, SoftBank Robotics, Festo and MathWorks - as well as being partnered with the IEEE Robotic and Automation Society 5.


References


  1. Site: https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/news/australia-faces-robot-invasion-in-2019-0

  2. Site: https://www.sporttechie.com/robocup-2019-sydney-will-worlds-biggest-annual-competitive-robotics-event/

  3. Site: http://event-profs.com/sydney-to-host-robocup-2019/

  4. Site: http://www.processonline.com.au/content/business/news/sydney-to-host-robocup-in-2-19-247220147

  5. Site: http://www.robocup.org/