Polo Manetti Porciatti is the Italian vice-champion of robot footballers

The Manetti Porciatti Technology Center continues to reap successes in the robotics field. In fact, after third place at the Italian Robocup Junior in the Rescue Line category, he came second at the Italian Romecup championship in the Soccer category. A success that smacks of mockery, given that the team had all it takes to win the Italian title and only a small element prevented this from happening. “However, the satisfaction remains - comment professors Daniele Dattrino and Antonio Turano - of having reached the final and of having obtained qualification for the European championships in June in Guimares, Portugal and potentially also access to the world championships. Our students have done an impressive job to make the robots advanced and technologically high-performance. It's sad that only one technicality prevented us from achieving the deserved tricolour. Patience. We will do it again at the European Championships, where there is a good chance of aiming for the podium, as already happened in 2019, when in the final we only lost to Russia."

The head teacher, Claudio Simoni, is enthusiastic about yet another success and speaks of a school of pure excellence. “These successes, which continue over time - he explains - are not the result of causality but of painstaking and meticulous work with successive students who become, every time, the absolute protagonists. The continuous change of rules in the Robocup Junior category also requires non-stop research and experimentation, in which teaching plays an essential role. It is clear that the background of previous knowledge and the dedication of our teaching class favors us in all of this. Once again I renew my gratitude to the students and to those who have masterfully guided them towards this latest recognition.”

The team of the Manetti Porciatti Technological Center is made up of Imantas Colarienti Tosti, Alessandro Giannino and Andrea Sugaroni of the 5° Elettronici and Niccolò Agliani, Francesco Sasso and Pietro De Maria of the 4° Elettronici.