ABU Robocon 2013
The ABU Robocon 2013 was held in Danang, Vietnam. For more event details, log onto ABU Robocon 2013 official webpage.
WHAT IS ROBOCON?
It is an annual robot contest which has been held since 2002, just for university, college and polytechnic students in the Asia-Pacific region. Under a common set of rules, participants will compete with their peers from other countries to create a robot using their creative and technological skills within an open competition. This contest aims to foster friendship among young people with similar interests, as well as help advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region. This event will be broadcast in your country through an ABU member broadcaster.
Since 2002, the event has been held in Thailand, Korea, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Japan, Egypt and returned to Thailand in 2011.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Teams each comprising four members (three students and one instructor) from the same University, Polytechnic or College. Team members must be enrolled at the same institution at the time of the international contest. Masters students or Postgraduates are not eligible.
Travel and hotel expenses for the representative team to participate in the finals in Bangkok will be borne by the ABU. There will also be special awards for teams with outstanding inventiveness.
HOW TO COMPETE?
One team represents one country/region. If there is more than one team from each country/region, the local broadcaster may hold a domestic contest to determine the best team to represent it.
WHAT IS THE THEME?
Themes vary from year to year. Themes are chosen to stimulate the imagination or participants so that they may push the limits of creativity. The competition is aimed at encouraging as many university and polytechnic students to take part, regardless of their technological and financial constraints.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Contact the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest Secretariat or any ABU member broadcaster in your region to sign up for the next competition. Details of the competition can be found at http://aburobocon2013.vtv.gov.vn/
ABU ROBOCON NEWS
News reports on the local contests held in various countries/regions and contestants’ preparations for the next ABU Robocon are reported here: