2009 Warman Competition

Warman Competition 2009

Sydney, Australia - 27 September 2009

Competition Rules

The 2009 Warman Competition was held on 27 September 2009 at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. The teams worked on project BATON.

The challenge this year was to design, build and prove a prototype device in a laboratory environment that uses two autonomous devices working together in services to pass a sculpture around two edges of a square.

The 2009 competition saw 17 universities take part in the competition including participants from WA, NSW, SA, VIC, QLD, NT and New Zealand.

The University of Adelaide and The University of Newcastle tied for second place and had to thrash it out in a nail-biting extra run to decide second and third places. With The University of Adelaide having a more consistently performing design and The University of Newcastle's design failing in acheiving all objectives in the crucial last run The Unviersity of Adelaide took second place to a dominate University of Western Australia team.

The University of Western Australia won with a blistering score of 0.89 seconds and a distinctive design showing a 'think outside the square' mentality. Although the University of Western Australia 'transported' the baton their device was the only one without any wheels!

Winners 2009:

1st University of Western Australia

Team members:

  • Christopher Pratt ( c )
  • Bredan-John Pratt
  • Steven Davey
  • Mark Richardson

2nd University of Adelaide

Team members:

  • Naimal Veettil ( c )
  • Cyrl Lakshitha
  • Felix Aditya Utawa
  • Mustafa Amiruddeen

3rd University of Newcastle

Team members:

  • Nicolas Weightman ( c )
  • Francis Walsh
  • David Bradney
  • Joel Guy

Results 2009:    

Institution

Score- Round1

Score- Round 2

Overall Score

Ranking

U Western Australia

341.9

350.6

521.52

1

U Newcastle

341.9

341.9

512.88

2

U Adelaide

341.9

341.9

512.88

3

James Cook U

333.3

333.3

499.92

4

U Southern Queensland

283.3

333.3

474.92

5

U Ballarat

283.3

333.3

474.92

6

U South Australia

333.3

283.3

474.92

7

U Technology Sydney

283.3

333.3

474.92

8

U Queensland

333.3

145.6

406.08

9

U Auckland

316

75

353.5

10

RMIT U

341.9

0

341.92

11

Monash U - Malaysia

0

333.3

333.28

12

UNSW ADFA

0

104

104

13

Charles Darwin U

102.8

0

102.8

14

U New South Wales

62.5

50

87.4

15

U Canterbury

50

0

50

16

Monash U

0

0

0

17

Photos of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the 2009 Weir Minerals Competition

  

1st University of Western Australia

2nd University of Adelaide

3rd University of Newcastle

Movies of the finals (click to download)

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