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Finchley boys win a place at Robocup World Championships

Four pupils from Christ’s College in Finchley, London, have secured a place at the world robotics championship later this month. The competition aims to promote robotics research by offering a challenge to young people from all over the world to create robots which can play football, dance and carry out rescues.

The four boys, Shervin Sabeghi, Riku Murai, Nikunj Pindoriya and Omar Essilfie-Quaye, attend a robotics club at the school, run by teacher Adrian Terruli, where they build LEGO robots which move through an obstacle-filled maze and "rescue" a “victim” before taking the victim to a secure area.

Mr Terruli said: “The design and programming of the LEGO robot is done entirely by the boys and getting through to the world championships represents an exceptionally high level of dedication and achievement." 

This is the second year in a row the four boys have qualified for the event by winning the "rescue" category in the Robocup Junior UK championships held in Warwick earlier this year.

The Robocop World Championships take place in Eindhoven in the Netherlands on 26 June 2013

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