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Students set to compete at junior robotics comp


Hundreds of students will battle it out in Central Queensland today at the Junior Robotics Competition.
Primary and highschool students from Bundaberg right up to Mackay are taking part in the CQUni competition in Rockhampton today, which has now been running for 18 years.
Organiser Jason Bell says more than 230 students from primary and high schools from Bundaberg up to Mackay will be competing. 
"The games get quite close and exciting," Mr Bell says. 
"Parents, mentors and spectators all clap and cheer when they successfully complete a rescue, score a goal or do an amazing dance performance."
Mr Bell also says competitors program robots to dance, conduct a simulated rescue and even play soccer. 
"The soccer competition has two robots verses two robots where they have this infrared soccer ball where they must be able to rind it using the compass to know what direction to go to and hopefully score some goals," Mr Bell says. 

[Image: CQUni website]