After 2016 and 2017, the Belgian Robotics Cup will once again take pride of place in the UMONS Faculty of Engineering trophy cabinet. The Polytech team, made up of seven “Monsketeers” won the 2018 competition this weekend in Namur!
For the 2018 edition of the competition, held annually since 2001 by the Pass (the scientific adventure park in Frameries, Belgium), seventeen teams from Belgium, France and Switzerland competed at UNAMUR.
The FPMs team, which was made up of mechanical engineering students in the first year of their Master’s, won more than just the national title, the creativity prize and the general competition. If that was not enough, they also won the final against the best foreign team present.
Six of the seven Monsketeers, with Laurent Vergari (centre), technical trainer and the Belgian Cup.
The winning 2018 team:
Flavio Palmeri (Team Leader / programming)
François Bovart (Assistant to the Team Leader / programming)
Soufiane El Fani (Communications and Sponsorship Manager / mechanics)
Maxime Maton (Secretary / mechanics)
Daphné Bureau (Logistics Manager / mechanics)
Adeline Lefevre (Intermediary with the contest organisers / electronics)
David Kasavuli (Treasurer / electronics)
These seven Monsketeers will represent Belgium at the European “Eurobot” finals from 9th to 13th May in La Roche sur Yon (France).
Their robots, including a certain “Dumbot”, were made with the FabLab Mons’ manufacturing facilities and the support of the ElectroLAB electronics club. This year, they had to accomplish a whole series of tasks revolving around the construction of sustainable robotic cities.
More information about the Monsketeers and their adventures can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Les7Monsquetaires2018/