The UGM robot team has won the third place during the International Robot Contest in the category of curling. The contest was conducted in KINTEX, South Korea, on Sunday (1/11), hosted by Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, KIRIA (Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement), and SNUST (Seoul National University of Science and Technology). Nations that competed in the contest were Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.
The UGM team was represented by 6 students: Iman Agus Faisal and Imaduddin. A Majid (Electrical Engineering and Information Technology), Azis Fajar Riyadi and Rendy Arminda Putra (Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering), Ja’far Shodiq Yusuf Bachtiar and Fauzi Nur Iswahyudi (Computer Science and Electronics), and 1 lecturer, Fahmizal (Electrical Engineering) as supervisor.
“The UGM team presented a humanoid robot,” said Faisal on Tuesday (3/11).
Faisal revealed there were 4 categories to be competed there: Fight-Royal Rumble Match, Fight, Curling , and Survival Marathon. The robots were given the mission to make moves, such as kicking, running, hitting the opponent, and others. In the curling category the robot has to be programmed as such so as to be able to kick an object towards a target.
“All teams had competed with vigour and they earned what they attempted so far,” he said.
Supervisor Fahmizal said the robot team was excited to come third in the curling category after beating Japan.
“This outcome needs to be celebrated, but also calls for an evaluation for the next project. Hopefully, this would trigger the UGM robot team in order that they can do their best in every competition,” he said.