The robotics team of the Hungarian Baptist Aid achieved second place in the Rescue Line category, while the team named Hu-More Bot from the Robot Intelligence Student Circle of the University of Nyíregyháza, along with Slovak and Japanese teammates, secured first place in the super teams field in the OnStage league at the RoboCup Junior robotics world championship held in Bordeaux.
Following their successful performance at the European Championship, Hungarian students proved themselves at the RoboCup Junior world championship held in Bordeaux, France. The robotics team of the Baptist Aid came in second place in the Rescue Line category on Thursday, according to the John von Neumann Computer Society on Thursday, as reported by MTI.
RoboCup Junior, which is part of the RoboCup research project launched in Japan in 1997, is considered the world’s largest robotics competition. This year, the RoboCup Junior witnessed the strongest field ever. The Hungarian Baptist Aid team named Lightning, consisting of Jázmin Szilágyi and Zsófia Panna Cs. Kiss confidently maintained their position as the most successful European team throughout all three competition days, securing the 2nd place in the Rescue Line Individual Team category.
Robots participating in the rescue categories save victims in a previously unknown disaster simulation environment, relying on their structure and programming without human intervention. The team is relatively young in their category, as they are in their first year in the U19 division of the Rescue Line. Their mentor and instructor, Csaba Abán, is the robotics teacher of the Hungarian Baptist Aid and the vice president of the John von Neumann Computer Society’s robotics division.
The members of the Nyíregyháza student team named Hu-More Bot paid tribute to the 66-year-old Szeged Ladybug robot during the competition with their performance, honouring the remarkable achievement of mathematician Dániel Muszka from Szeged. The teacher of the student team was Ágnes Simon–Balogh, the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County division leader of the John von Neumann Computer Society and the national representative of RoboCup Junior, while the mentor of the team was Roland Szalacsi. To quote the teacher, the Szeged Ladybug is a symbol of Hungarian informatics and robotics, and the original robotic animal is the most popular exhibit at the John von Neumann Computer Society’s Szeged Historical Exhibition of Informatics. ‘We are very pleased that we could pay tribute to this legendary artefact and its creator with the Nyíregyháza team, and that the participants of the world championship appreciated our team’s performance,’ she said.