Impossible Robotics – the young scientists from the Netherlands – have been in action again. Enjoying a spot of intercontinental travel to Washington D.C. they represented their country in the FIRST Global Challenge – a kind of a Olympic Robotic Games.
160 countries took part in the competition held in DAR Constitution Hall – not far from the White House – over a four day period last weekend (14th – 17th July). Impossible Robotics flew their robot across the Atlantic in a crate to compete against the robots built by other young engineers from all over the world!
The challenge sounds simple enough – robots must be capable of picking up and sorting blue and orange balls and also have the ability to climb. It’s only when anyone of us considers how we might go about designing and building a robot with such capabilities that the enormity of the task becomes apparent!Continue reading