Datum 2021-04-28
Artikeltyp News

Robotic nerds aim at being first

Right now, the team Robotikingenjörerna are in the lead in Pluggpeppen. What’s the secret behind their success? Did robots hack the system? Hear Emma Jakobsson, student at MDH, tell us.

Hi there, who are Robotikingenjörerna?

We’re a group of students reading Master of Science in Engineering – Robotics, from year 1 to year 5. Eleven real, live, and sweaty examples that robotic nerds are great at sports. Actually, almost the best when looking at the leaderboard.

You’re in a good position – did your robots hack the system?

Perhaps. But seriously speaking our success is a result of us really wanting to win. We’re a part of the programme association for applied computer science, who has the motto to always be either first or last. This time we’re aiming at being first.

I’m pretty competitive myself, and I exercise almost every day. I play tennis and badminton, do fitness, and sometimes I climb. There’s also a walk here and there as well as some biking. All my teammates are not that extreme, although many of them go training 3-4 times a week. Sometimes we train together, that leads to extra credits = smart. And it is more fun, too!

How many of you are robots and how many are humaniods?

Hopefully we’re all humanoids, but just maybe there’s a robot here and there. If one has too much muscle pain, for example.

Some training tips for the other teams?

Nope. We want to win.


Now it’s more important than ever to do some exercise. That’s why we’re launching Pluggpeppen! A competition where you and your fellow programme friends challenge other programmes at MDH by working out and scoring points on an app. Running, yoga, swimming, weight training or going out with the dog – whatever you do you’ll help your team to climb up the table. And not least: pep, challenge and push each other to manage just a little bit more!

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