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Chinese team wins ABU Robocon 2012

A team of young people from China have won the 11th ABU Asia-Pacific Robocon, with Vietnam coming in as runners up and Japan taking out the ABU Robocon Award.

The team from the University of Electronic Science and Technology, China emerged as champions at the competition finals hosted by RTHK-Hong Kong, ahead of 16 other teams from 16 countries taking part.

The theme for this year’s competition was “Peng On Dai Gat, In Pursuit of Peace and Prosperity” which was inspired by annual Hong Kong Bun Festival. It called for competitors to built robots to grab the top-most and luckiest buns on a tower.

Mr Tai keen-man, Chairman of Robocon Steering Committee, paid tribute to all the contestants.

“Behind this eye-catching international contest, the large scale of TV production, which involves the participation of various ABU members, is challenging.

“We believe ABU Robocon 2012 will prompt the interflow of experience which contributes to the overall enhancement of quality television production in this region.”

The next ABU Robocon will be held in Da Nang, hosted by VTV-Vietnam in 2013.

A full list of results and awards is found here.