DkIT Games Students Claim All-Ireland RoboCode Title for a 3rd Time26 March 2018
On Thursday 22nd March 2018 team DkIT once again competed in and won the All Ireland Robocode Challenge at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) campus in Thurles, Co. Tipperary (part of Gamesfleadh 2018).
In this competition, each team, which was made of 1st year undergraduate students, had to implement a fighting robot using Java language to compete against other robots from various Universities and Colleges from across the island of Ireland. Team DkIT consisted of students Christian Raferty (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Games Development) and Corey Browne (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing). Christian and Corey have been working on their robot since September 2017 and were mentored by Minh Thu Le (Year 4, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing).
The duo put a serious amount of effort into trying different algorithms and executing test battles against past years' robots all to ensure the effectiveness of the tracking and attacking strategy while preserving good health metrics. Team DkIT's robot participated in six battles in the qualifying round and had five impressive wins. The team won the semi-final and competed against Carlow IT in the final ultimately claiming victory with a score of 7-6. This is a major achievement for DkIT as it is the third time winning the nationwide competition.
Congratulations to the team DkIT and their mentor for their commendable efforts.
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