Universitas Gadjah Mada’s (UGM) Gamaforce team has retained its hold of the grand champion title of the Indonesian Flying Robot Contest (KRTI) 2019 held at the Navy airfield of Grati, Pasuruan, East Java from 1-4 October 2019.
UGM earned the most medals which were 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 1 bronze medal. In addition the team earned the Best Response award. There were six competition categories in KRTI 2019, namely fixed wing, racing plane, vertical take-off landing, technology development-airframe, technology development-flight controller, and technology development-propulsion.
“Alhamdulilah, UGM has retained the grand champion title of KRTI this year. This achievement made UGM winners of it five times in a row since 2015,” said Head of Student Creativity Sub-directorate UGM, Dr. Suherman, on Saturday (5/10).
Suherman said the achievement was the result of the hard work done by the students from cross-disciplined faculties that joined the Gamaforce UGM team in addition to the guidance from the lecturers and support from the university so they could make the best outcome.
According to the team supervisor, Dr. Andi Dharmawan, S.Si., M.Cs., UGM had sent 6 teams to compete in six categories. Gamaforce was the winner in two categories, technology development-propulsion and technology development-flight controller. The team came second in the category of vertical take-off landing, third in technology development-airframe in addition to the Best Response team in fixed wing category.
He said these results were the fruit of the hard work of the Gamaforce team since January. He hoped the team to keep solidarity so that they would retain the championship again next year.
KRTI 2019 is a national competition held by Research, Technology, and Higher Education Ministry with tens of teams from universities in Indonesia participating.