Germany no match for rUNSWift

rUNSWift team
rUNSWift team

rUNSWift has done their country proud, beating Germany to become the 2014 World Champions of RoboCup!

Brad Hall from the UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering said that rUNSWift was ruthless scoring 42 goals and conceding only one over seven games.

The one goal scored against UNSW was bad luck as rUNSWift’s goalie took a tumble while protecting his turf. As the robot got back to his feet a goal was scored by the opposition.

The grand final between Germany and Australia was electrifying with Australian supporters hopeful that this match would not go the same way as the World Cup.

Thankfully, with rUNSWift’s high tech training program and over 125,000 lines of code, Germany’s Nao — Team HTWK from Leipzig University of Applied Sciences was no match. rUNSWift soundly beat them 5-1. If this success wasn’t enough, the tournament was wrapped up by rUNSWift winning the ‘All-Stars vs. Champions’ demo.

Huge congratulations to the following team members:

Robots

Starbuck

Athena

Apollo

Helo

Hotdog

Husker

Mario

Bowser

Yoshi

Toad

Students

Luke Tsekouras

Jaiden Ashmore

 Zijie Mei (Jacky)

Belinda Teh

Oleg Sushkov

Ritwik Roy

Roger Liu

Sean Harris

Jayen Ashar

Faculty members

Brad Hall

Bernhard Hengst

Maurice Pagnucco

Claude Sammut

The robots will be coming back to a heroes’ welcome at the UNSW Open Day on 6 September. More details to follow on Facebook.