Jul 1, 2008

Little robot whiz takes on world


This was the front page story of our local newspaper on Saturday...

"WHEN Yaya Lu went to a robotics competition a few months ago, she was much smaller than everyone else in the room - but size certainly didn't matter.

"She was the only primary school student at the Australian RoboCup Championships and, at just 12 years old, she beat four high school teams.

"Now, Yaya has won a Google scholarship to travel to China and is set to represent Australia in the World RoboCup Junior International competition there next month."


You can read the full article on the Mercury's web site.

I have a minor quibble with the article... Although Yaya may well have been the only primary school student in the Premier Rescue challenge, there were plenty of primary school students in other challenges (e.g. the Junior Dance challenge).

3 comments:

Yaya Lu said...

Yes, Rob was right, I was amongst a few other children my age (11) especially in the Junior Rescue competition. Even though I was not the youngest there, I still tried my best. I also saw that many of the contestants were asian competitors. So, speaking my chinese, I translated some of the words the judges said for them.
Yours Sincerely,
Yaya Lu

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Gail said...

And Yaya is going to the RoboCup in July of 2009, along with two other students at Ogilvie High School. They have been awarded Google scholarships to the event in Graz, Austria. They will represent Australia as well as Tasmania.

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