In 2005, while I was a student at high school Chur, I founded the robotics association “Helveticrobot”. Together with two friends, we started to build small autonomous robots and participated in the German robotics competition “RoboKing“.
After RoboKing 2008, the competition was discontinued. As we had already graduated from high school, we decided to continue Helveticrobot by accepting younger high school students who were interested in robotics to the club, and teach them in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and software development. Since then, our team grows by 2 to 6 students every year. The more experienced students in the team will teach the younger ones.
The students build the robot for the RoboCup Junior world championship. Since 2009, we participated in every world championship. The team has won the robotis world championship title in 2011 and 2015, and came 2nd in 2012.
Read more about my robotics association “Helveticrobot” at our website: http://www.helveticrobot.ch