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The Gold Einstein Award recognises the team with the best robot and the highest level of teamwork and professionalism. Photo: Trinity

Aussie students win politicised robotics tournament

At the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Olympics, politics was also at play. At the eleventh hour, Donald Trump allowed an all-female Afghani team, whose visas had been twice-rejected, to compete. They may have owned the spotlight, but it was an Australian team that claimed victory: year 11 students from Adelaide’s Trinity College, ‘Team Oceania’, placed first overall out of 700 teams from 158 countries.

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