The CQ Junior Robotics Competition is a community-based educational initiative that shows school aged students just how much fun science, engineering and technology can be!
CQUniversity has hosted this annual event since its inception in 2002. It is a great opportunity to engage with the community and inspire students.
Educational robotics is a relatively new and rich subject incorporating science and technology. It has a multidisciplinary focus across technologies such as computing, mathematics, software programming, electrical and mechanical engineering, artificial intelligence, communication, sensor technology, educational technology, image processing and game theory.
This is an exciting and engaging competition consisting of different categories such as rescue, soccer and dance. Competing participants are quickly brought into the realities of working with complex and ever-changing real-life environments. They learn to adapt and modify their robotic creations to conform to these dynamic surroundings. In this way, students in the process of constructing and programming robots will impress upon themselves how interesting and exciting science and technology can be.
Schools and individuals travel to Rockhampton each year from throughout the Central Queensland region. The competition requires teamwork and knowledge across many different discipline areas and encourages interaction amongst peers.
Academic staff and enthusiasts provide a safe environment and mentoring role to participants. Many participants have progressed and experienced success at the State and National Championship level competitions.
As a mentor, you are responsible for:
- The registration of your teams and individual participants
- Coordination of your participant's attendance at the event
- Training, support and supervision of your participants
- Distribution of any prizes to your participants.
To register participating individuals and teams from your school, you'll need to complete a simple online registration process. To start, you'll need to login using an existing account or create a new account using your email and password (this will be made available on June 17th).
Step 1. Enter mentor contact details
Step 2. Review the information pack, terms and conditions
Step 3. Register participants (including relevant categories, team names and participant names)
Step 4. Complete the media release forms for participants
Step 5. Invoicing/payment - please note, with the incredible support of our sponsors, we have been able to offer the CQJRC with free entry. Therefore, no invoicing or payment details are required.
Some useful resources that may help you get started can be found here.