The â€œD4=S1â€ Team from the Electronics State Polytechnic of Surabaya (PENS) have won the 2009 Indonesian National Robot Competition (KRI) and will represent Indonesia in the International Robot Competition ABU Roboccon in Tokyo Japan. The Surabayanese Robot defeated 2 other robots in the final round on Saturday (14/6) at the Grha Sabha Pramana UGM. UGMâ€™s â€œPatriotâ€ was in the 2nd position while Indonesian Education University (UPI)â€™s â€œShiraruâ€ were in the 3rd position.
D4=S1 succeeded in doing his tasks and perform above the juryâ€™s standard. This robot smoothly passed the obstacles and finished the mission in 54 seconds. â€œWe train, trial and compete a lot and we put safety first and avoid the occurrence of error, thatâ€™s the key of our success,â€ said the programmer of D4=S1 Hisyam. However, the team will soon concentrate and focus to prepare for the international competition that will be held in Tokyo, 22nd August.
Other awards that were given in the KRI categories goes to â€œK'yuh B'imbayâ€ (The best design; State Polytechnic of Banjarmasin); â€œZhafarul Zero Heptaâ€ (The Best Innovation; Malang Muhammadiyah University) â€œDjodja X-01â€ (The best IT, UGM).
Meanwhile at the Indonesian Smart Robot Competition (KRCI):
â€¢ Wheeled Robots Senior Division winners: â€œDU114-V9â€ (1st position; Indonesian Computer University of Bandung); â€œN4HLâ€ (2nd Place; Brawijaya University) and â€œBonangâ€ (3rd Place; UGM).
â€¢ Footed Robots Division winners: â€œPower of Dreamsâ€ (1st place; ITB) â€œPhoenix-ERâ€ (2nd place; Tarumanegara University) and â€œJoAD's_VICTâ€(3rd place; Batam Polytechnic).
â€¢ expert single division winners: â€œXT Bimasenaâ€ (1st place; LPKTA Yogyakarta); â€œAl-'Adiyatâ€ (2nd place; PENS); and â€œNIRU-112â€, (3rd place; Indonesian Computer University).
â€¢ Expert Battle Division winners: â€œDEWOâ€ (1st place; PENS); â€œDjodja X-01â€ (2nd place; UGM) and â€œGhen_GRâ€ (3rd place, PENS).
Meanwhile at the Indonesian Art Robots Competition (KRSI), the â€œElitâ€ (National Technology Institute of Malang) won the 1st place. The second position went to â€œMarawisâ€ from Bhayangkara University of Surabaya, while the â€œSRIâ€ from Elektronika State Polytechnic of Surabaya (PENS) won the third place.
(Public Relations of UGM/Ika)