Unfortunately, if you’re looking for the 2011 World Cup videos from New Zealand, we have been asked to take them down, so none of the links to those matches will work at the moment. I don’t think there are any on the wiki page anymore, but it applies to any other links on our website or anywhere else as well. The videos of our robots are staying up though.
Hi, All teams at the VRWC were willing to have their pictures and video posted. The event was sponsored to promote VEX both in New Zealand and the world, we really want to spread the tallent around the globe. I apologise that this has happened, the Kiwibots were unaware of it. I will take steps to make sure the video become available as soon as I can.
We applaud the Gracious Professionalism that our teams are showing by revealing their top designs (so far) so early in the season knowing that it will result in many clones and helping teams around the world grow and understand the principals behind the current designs. They acknowledge and welcome the fact that it will lift the standard of the competition Worldwide and that they still have six months to make all the changes and improvements they have under their caps and do driver practice. We like keeping the pressure on down here! At least they know what a lot of the robots at the World Competition will look like and design theirs to counteract the designs. Our focus in New Zealand is to grow the competition both in New Zealand and Oceania as a whole. Winning is cool but changing others lives by spreading your passion and knowledge is what makes people true statesmen.
In March we fully expect to have a cracking National competition that will make the robots in the Robotics World Cup seem like rookies.
Go ahead. We only ask teams to avoid carbon copies as the teams that developed those machines spent literally hundreds of hours designing and building them. Teams will learn from improving but nothing from copying. Perhaps even acknowledge the teams from who you got your ideas so they can get credit and may even tell you more.