In the yearly ROBORACE competition, pupils and students are challenged with a new task from the area of Engineering Cybernetics. After a kickoff event, during which the task is presented, all participating teams have around four weeks to construct a robot on the basis of the LEGO-Mindstorms-EV3-System, which is able to solve the task autonomously. Past challenges included autonomous driving on a given race track with obstacles or autonomous following of another vehicle.
The competition gives pupils an exciting brief glimpse into the study of Engineering Cybernetics and the work as an controls engineer. Students get the chance to apply their newly gained knowledge in an early stage of their bachelor program and obtain an outlook on future courses.
Further information, an overview of past competitions and current announcements can be found here (German only).