UGM flying robot team, Gamaforce, has once again succeeded to retain the general champion titles in the Indonesian Flying Robot Contest (KRTI) 2017 that ran from 16-20 October 2017 in Pasuruan, East Java. This is the third time around for the team to earn such awards after its wins in 2015 and 2016.
Chairman of Gamaforce, Rifyal Garda P, said in the competition Gamaforce sent four teams to compete in four categories. The four of them won in all categories.
The Fiachra Aeromapper flying robot has become the first winner in the fixed wing category. In the last day of competition on Thursday (19/10) the Rasayana flying robot that was competing in the racing plane category successfully beat the ITS team in the final. Next, the Khageswara robot also won the first place award in the technology development category.
Meanwhile, the Gadjah Mada Fighting Copter robot became the second winner as well as Best Design in the vertical take-off landing category. In addition, the Gamaforce team has been elected the first winner (project team media) in the design of trophies.
“(We’re) very proud that Gamaforce could retain the general champion titles of KRTI for three consecutive years,” he said on Friday (20/10).
Rifyal explained the success by Gamaforce was not apart from the hard work done in the past year besides the support from supervising lecturers at the department, faculty and university levels during the robotic research and development.
“Thanks to all that has supported and prayed for us so that Gamaforce could achieve success and make UGM proud in the KRTI 2017,” he said.
In this competition, UGM dispatched 63 students who were joining four robotic teams under Gamaforce. They came from different faculties of UGM, such as Engineering, Natural and Mathematics Sciences, and Vocational School.