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Mobile Robotino

WorldSkills UK Mobile Robotics competitions focus on high level engineering skills such as planning strategies to solve problems, programming autonomous systems and understanding the use of sensors and actuators. A team of two competitors are required to programme a FESTO Robotino® and construct the robot to undertake a range of challenging tasks.

 Please note, to be considered for WorldSkills International competitions, teams must compete at the Higher Level using the FESTO Robotino.

 The competition is organised by Semta in association with VEX Robotics (open level), FESTO (higher level), Middlesex University and industry partners.

Who can enter?:

Open Level: This competition is aimed at all students or apprentices who are studying or working in robotics, design and associated industries. Each team requires a VEX Robotics Kit.

 For technical information about this competition contact WorldSkills UK Technical Lead, Paul McKnight, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Higher Level: This competition is aimed at Level 4 students who are studying or enrolled on a level 4 programme or have achieved a level 4 qualification in the last 12 months. (Up to level 4 for England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Up to level 7 for Scotland). Each team requires aFESTO Robotino.


For technical information about this competition contact WorldSkills UK Technical Lead, Dr Alex Zivanovic, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How many competitors can enter from each organisation?:

This competition is a team event for two competitors. A maximum of two teams per organisation are allowed. 

How to enter this competition:

Follow these steps to ENTER the WorldSKills UK Mobile Robotics national competition.

•Step one: Review the competition overview and guidance materials

•Step two: Submit your entry from the 10 February to 21 March 2014

•Step three: We'll send entrants an invitation to the live heats, which take place between April and June 2014

•Step four:  Use the Competitor Preparation Toolkit to prepare for the competition

•Step five: The competitiors who achieve the highest scores in the live heats, will be invited to compete at the National UK Final to be held at the NEC from 12 - 15 November 2014

We’ll make sure you are kept updated with regular newsletters throughout all these stages so that you don’t miss any important dates or information


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Latest NewsRobotino Group Gets Gold At WorldSkills UK

Ahmed and Albert are both studying a BTEC National Diploma in IT (Level 3) at the College.  They entered the Worldskills Robotino robots challenge and were the only Further Education students among 15 teams which mostly included undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students.  And they took the top prize!

Their challenges involved programming mobile robots to complete an assault course and accomplish various tasks including navigating obstacles and recognising different colours.  Their tutor Sanyaade Adekoya said: “I am so pleased for them both as they have been preparing for this all year, coming in to extra sessions outside their normal classes. As the results were announced I was hoping for a medal but to get Gold was incredible. The judges highlighted the reliability of their work and their imaginative approach to the problems.”

CNWL students also ran an ‘augmented reality’ showcase at the event which included a ‘have a go’ experience for visitors, which demonstrated technology  in education with interactive touch screens and voice recognition software.

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