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While RoboCupJunior (RCJ), one of the most important robotic events for young students in the world, is going to take place in Graz, Austria in June 2009, RCJ Hong Kong was held on 25 April 2009 in SH Ho Sports Hall at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, to serve as the local contest.
It was the fifth year that the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at HKUST has joined hands with Electronic Technology Publishing Group and the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers to organize this annual event. This year, there were more than 130 teams from 69 secondary and primary schools participating in the competition. The challenges are divided into three categories - soccer, rescue and dance.
RoboCupJunior is a project-oriented educational initiative that supports local, regional and international robotic events for young students up to the age of 19. It is designed to introduce RoboCup to primary and secondary school children, as well as undergraduates who do not have the resources to get involved in the senior leagues of RoboCup. The focus of RCJ is on education.
Official Website of RCJHK: http://www.rcj-hk.org/
Here are some snapshots of the RCJHK event on 25 April 2009: