From February 8th to 9th the Austrian Botball workshop took place at the TGM in Vienna. There were 15 teams present with more than 80 students and tutors.

At the workshop details were presented to this year’s Botball season and ECER. This year Botball-competition is inspired by the Hollywood movie “The Martian” and offers a versatile array of tasks for the teams.

In addition to the Botball tournament there a three other competitions this year: the PRIA Open, in which there is no components- or age restriction, the PRIA Aerial and the brand new PRIA Underwater competition for which Reinhard Grabler has developed an underwater housing during his bachelor work! And of course there will be presentations from students and established researchers.

Of course, the new “Wallaby” Botball controller was introduced and subjected to a first stress test. In addition to the new controller the brand new iRobot Create and an Omniwheel platform are highlights of this year’s Botball kit.

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