Year 5 and 6 students in the Junior School RoboCup Club have celebrated their successes at the recent WA RoboCup Junior Competition.
Teams worked tirelessly on their entries all year during the after-school club, ahead of the RoboCup Competition final which was held at Curtin Stadium on November 13.
RoboCup is an international event designed to educate the next generation on Artificial Intelligence and robotics research.
Five Perth College teams were tasked with using Mindstorm EV3 and DASH Robots to test their creativity and problem-solving skills.
Four teams took part in the on-stage performance component, while one team challenged themselves to take part in a 'Robot Rescue'.
Junior School STEaM Co-ordinator, Jesse Ussi, said the 'Robot Rescue' was particularly challenging.
"It was Perth College's first time ever doing the rescue task so we didn't know what to expect," he said.
"They had to complete a task that was very technically complex.
"They were very courageous to give it a try... they have broken new ground for Perth College."
The four on-stage performance teams made it through to the finals on Saturday, with the Hoppy Go Lucky team placing second overall.
Abigail, Elizaveta and Elizabeth, who made up the trio, raced their robots which were designed as a tortoise and a rabbit, and even got dressed up to add to their impressive performance.
Mr Ussi said it was a "huge achievement" for all teams.
"The judges were looking at the complexity and originality of the robots and their programming," he said.
"The girls showed teamwork, perseverance, resilience, grit and courage and they were very proud of themselves, as they should be.
"There were lots of smiles on the day."