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Out of a record number of 164 teams from 77 different secondary schools, the robotic cart by R2-D2 team from Špitálská secondary school in Prague won at the autumn part of the 11th CTU Robo Competition. Teams Mindbreak and Mindfield from Příbram secondary school ranked second and third. The final round took place on Friday, 13 December in the Zenger Auditorium of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The event was organized by the Department of Control Engineering.

The humanoid robot Louis spoke at the beginning of the competition, followed by a duel of 36 student lego carts designed to perform the role of Mountain Climber.

In the Mountain Climber assignment, the robotic lego carts had to overcome a mountain ridge represented by obstacles as quickly as possible. The location of the “mountains” constantly altered, so that they could not be predicted. The winner was the robot that passed the knockout matches with highest score. The R2-D2 team from Špitálska secondary school in Prague had won the entire contest, the Mindbreak team from Příbram secondary school  came second and Mindfield team, also from the Příbram school, won bronze.


The team R2-D2 composed by Jakub Jandus, Vít Železný and Štěpán Ondřej deployed a four-wheeled vehicle with a compact design and a four-wheel drive.


The finalists of the contest were awarded tangible prizes by MathWorks, HUMUSOFT, Applifting, ŠKODA AUTO, FANUC, Sick, Strand and Kingston Technology. In addition, members of the first three teams have the opportunity to study the Cybernetics and Robotics program at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering without entrance examinations.

More information can be found on the competition website or on Facebook.