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Cedar Hill Prep Students Take First Place In International Robotics Competition

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Students from Cedar Hill Preparatory School were among the first place winners in an international robotics competition held in Leipzig, Germany.


Students from Cedar Hill Preparatory School shared in the top honors in the 2016 RoboCup Junior World Championship in Leipzig, Germany.

The students competed from June 30 to July 3.

The CHP students, along with other students representing the United States, were teamed up with students from Mexico and Taiwan in a “superteam” that took first place in the OnStage competition, according to a press release from the school. In this event, robots are “taught” choreography and present the routine on stage.

There were six superteams in the event, according to the release.

A broad range of technologies can be used to create the performance, according to the event’s web site. Jury members evaluate the complexity of the robots, their programming and the technical implementation of the performance, according to the site.

The CHP team was comprised of Arjun Agrawal, Aarav Gupta, Nitasha Gupta, Nivritti Mantha, Siddarth Rochlani, Cole Shannon, and Shane Shannon. Their coach is Neetika Bhalla, CHP Middle School teacher of Math and Robotics, according to the school.

The RoboCup Junior USA Competition challenges students up to 19 years old to work collaboratively as a team to design, create, and code robots to solve problems, according to the release. The competition is divided into three leagues: Soccer, Rescue and OnStage. The robots are fully autonomous, using sensors to explore the world around them and make decisions without human intervention. The competition is open to students with any level of experience, and teams can use any tool or technology they want, from modifying preexisting robotics kits to building everything from scratch.

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