In summer 2019, Leonardo once again hosted its Robotic Games across its UK sites. Working with Rampaging Chariots, the Games see young people testing their powerful and lightweight robots in a series of challenges.
Hundreds of teams from schools, colleges and Air Training Cadets groups have taken part in the Games in recent years, and many more participants did so across sites in Edinburgh, Southampton, Luton and Basildon during June and July 2019.
Our team from Felsted had an excellent day. Highlights involved taking part in the assault course, sumo, two a side football and tug of war
The Rampaging Chariot is a radio controlled robot built from a kit provided by Leonardo, which is then modified and improved upon by the pupils. The kits were created by Leonardo engineer and famous test pilot, Peter Bennett, who designed and built the Typhoon robots featured on the television programme Robot Wars.
The Robotic Games provided an excellent engineering challenge which has certainly continued to inspire our participating students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through:
- Design and technology
- Wood and metal working skills
- Basic electronic engineering
- Electrical skills
- Radio control