An Aberdeen school has become the first in the region to win a national robotics competition.
Torry Academy came away victorious at the 12th Scottish Robotics Games.
The competition, held annually in Edinburgh, is called The Rampaging Chariots Scottish Robotics Games and is open to all Scottish Secondary Schools, UK Cadet Corps and other youth organisations.
Torry is the first team from outwith the Central Belt to win the prestigious Grand Champions trophy.
The award is given to the school with the most successful robot across the four competitions.
Seven pupils from the academy competed against 33 other teams in challenges such as an assault course, sumo, tug of war and football.
The school created two robots – Nemesis and Little Conor – for the competition.
Groups were provided with a kit by the organisers with instructions on how to build a basic robot but they could design it any way they wanted.
Stephen Dixon, a chemistry teacher at the school, said: “The Torry Academy pupils worked independently to carry out their design and construction stage in partnership with Robert Gordon’s College, supervised by David Clark and other Robert Gordon’s College and Torry Academy members of staff ,working in the same laboratory as competitor teams from Robert Gordon’s College.
“The winning Torry Academy robot Nemesis was designed to target the sumo competition with a metal ‘snowplough’ scoop aimed to get underneath the opposing robots and lift them out of the ring.
“This proved successful until defeat in the final against Robert Gordon’s College.
“The metal scoop was removed and Nemesis teamed up with Little Conor to win the two-a-side football competition in a penalty shoot-out versus Williamwood High School.
“The Nemesis robot also qualified for the top eight of the assault course competition out of the 61 entrants.”