The Eurobot competition was on the agenda once again this season. Eurobot is an international championship that features robots developed by various teams competing against each other. Every year the competition organizers define a new theme with new tasks. The team whose robot does the best job of performing the tasks within the prescribed period of time wins. This year’s theme is the “Atomic Factory” – in honor of the Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, who developed a classification scheme for the chemical elements 150 years ago that is now referred to as the periodic table. The self-programmed robots were used to carry out various experiments relating to this theme.
The preliminary decision about which German students would go on to the final competitions in France had fallen at the Technical University Mittelhessen at the beginning of May, where seven teams competed against each other on two days in Giessen. TURAG was already in 1st place at the end of the first day and managed to defend this placing thanks to the good performance of their robots in the finals. The well-deserved result: the German championship title! After successful qualifying at the German preliminary, two other German teams accompanied them to the grand international Eurobot final in La Roche-sur-Yon on the French west coast. TURAG ultimately came in 10th at the final games on June 1.
It was once again a great honor for us to support the engineers of tomorrow in their work and supply the necessary vacuum cups free of charge – this time a universal flat vacuum cup with tapering curved sealing lip. “The many new and motivated members show us that the work of our project group is well received by students, thus helping ensure a continued exchange between industry and theory in the future,” says an enthusiastic Johannes Herold from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Dresden University of Technology. See you next year!