UQ Centre filled with RoboCup Participants.
The UQ Centre at the St. Lucia Campus of the University of Queensland is a huge hall, just right for the RoboCup Nationals. The hall was comfortably air-conditioned, cooler than the 24 degrees outside in Brisbane, (and also cooler than the 28 degrees that day in supposedly cold Tasmania).
The Robot Soccer tables were on the left of the hall, with the mentor/parent viewing area roped off to the far left.
The Administrative area was in the center of the hall. The arena used for Robot Dance can be seen in the front left of this image.
The area reserved for the Robot Rescue arenas was on the right of the hall, with the parent/mentor viewing area roped off to the far right.
The hall was so big that it was difficult to get the whole student work area in to one photograph. This is the left of the student work area, with practice robot soccer tables visible in the center and left of the image.
This is the center of the student work area. Practice robot dance arenas can be seen in the center of the image. Preparation tables for the robot dance teams can be seen in the center foreground.
This shows the right of the student work area, with the administrative area in the center of the image. A practice robot rescue arena can be seen on the far right.
Students were provided with benches to prepare and program their robots. Note the robot soccer practice mat to the center left of this image. This area was reserved for participants; parents, teachers and mentors were forbidden to enter this area.
Seating was provided for parents, teachers and mentors. This area was packed on Saturday. Many of the younger teams left for home late Saturday, so there was plenty of seating available when this photograph was taken early Sunday morning, before many of the spectators had arrived. Note one of the RoboCup Rescue Robot arenas in the center foreground. Dance judges can be seen seated in a row on the far right of this image. The rapidly moving lady in green on the left is Joanna Burk, the effervescent contact at marvelous sponsor MTA for all things LEGO MindStorms in Australia and New Zealand. Thanks MTA!
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