Robotics Team Indonesia from Indonesian Computer University (Unikom) Bandung successfully defended their title as champion with a gold medal for the open category of fire fighting autonomous robot with 114 DU at RoboGames 2010 held in San Mateo County Event Center, the United States on April 24 to 25 2010.
The competition, previously named ROBOlympics, was followed by 17 countries (USA, Mexico, England, Brazil, Lithuania, India, Spain, Canada, Indonesia, Korea, Palestine, Taiwan, Egypt, Japan, Latvia, Colombia and Hong Kong), 59 events, 181 teams, 508 robots, and 667 technicians (engineers) from around the world and Indonesia was represented by Unikom. “In the competition, we do not represent Unikom only. But we represent Indonesia, “said Unikom Rector Eddy Soeryanto Soegoto . “This is the second time this team managed to bring the best for Indonesia.”
“the Indonesian team’s achievements are extraordinary, being able to beat a diverse participants. Most from the United States are researcher from the Silicon Valley, “said Consul General of Republic of Indonesia in San Francisco Asianto Sinambela.
Indonesian team join the game in the category of fire fighting. In that category, 14 robots that competed were expected to turn off a candle placed at random in one room in the game maze in fastest time possible. In this game, the Team Robot Indonesia deployed robots in the form of a tank, six-legged robot, and eight-legged robot. Team Indonesia’s robots capabilities successfully passing challenges such as climbing the ladder, extinguishing the fire with water spray, and returning to their place got a bonus point from the committee.
On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 the team consisting of Yeka Yusrila Kerlooza and Rodi Hartono is reported to be returning to homeland. Yusrila said that to develop a robot in the country, it needs closer cooperation between government and private sectors, especially in the provision of funds.
Check out how cool the robots are in the clip below:
Credit: Detikinet, Robogames, Kompas, Indonesia Proud
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