The German football national team was only the third in rankings at the FIFA World Cup in Germany, but Jonas Thees went straight up. He is the World Champion. Jonas participated at the 2006 RoboCup World Championships in Bremen with his small robot. The 14-year-old won the Junior World Championship title in the Rescue Robot section for his design.
Jonas began to construct his rescue robot one year ago in the study group at the school, 'Jugenddorf- und Christopherusschule' in Königswinter. Up to that point, Jonas had not programmed even once. However, he managed it with the support of his Mathematics and Physics teacher Dr. Winfried Schmitz and could participate in the World Championships with his robot.