Italian success story at Robotex 2016

Valter Padovan, the Italian ItLUG team leader and his children Samuele and Iris, share their incredible experience at Robotex 2016

“In 2016, for the first time in history, our family represented ITALY at Robotex in Estonia.

It has been an experience full of emotions, in a very stimulating environment and with results well beyond our expectations:

  • 1st and 2nd place in LEGO® Sumo
  • 1st and 2nd place in LEGO® Line Following
  • 1st and 3rd place in Micro Sumo
  • 2nd place in LEGO® Sumo 3kg

Challenges in the two days of competitions were really hard, but they allowed us to confront with worthy opponents and learn a lot, to improve even more our robots.

The results repay us, after several months of preparatory work, with attention to even the smallest details in the robots hardware/software design, all home made by ourselves.


We are already organizing the transfer in  Estonia at Robotex 2017, with a new, even bigger and more aggressive ItLUG Robotics Team with robots also in Line Following and Nano Sumo (25x25x25mm) competitions.

We hope to see you at Robotex 2017 !”

ItLUG Robotics Team – ITALY