The role of plants for traditional societies is hardly replaced by modern chemical medicines. Indonesia has long known about the advantages of various plants for health care and treatment and beauty. This is known as herbal medicine.
Various natural products of plants have become commercial commodities, which are attractive to the entrepreneurs of natural materials. The domestic market for herbal products even has increased from approximately 1 trillion rupiahs in year 2000 to 2 trillion in year 2002. This figure is estimated to continue to increase up to6 trillion in year 2010.
Meanwhile, next in the second place is the HI-101 of Electronic Polytechnic Engineering Institute Surabaya (PENS) and in third place is Siliwangi Polban (Bandung State Polytechnic). In the KRCI Wheeled Contest, each team tried to locate and extinguish a fire in a random space given bed barrier, mirrors, silencers, and furniture. "We really did not expect that we would win. Apart from our technical readiness, the other team also met some constraints," explained the team spokesman, Farid Irawan.
IGI Ardiyanto, S.T., one of the Ironfire team supervisors, said they achieved the victory after passing three rounds. After these stages and the average being calculated, Ironfire managed to collect the minimum value, 3.70 seconds, compared to its opponents, the HI-101 (5.19 seconds) and Siliwangi Polban (16.63 seconds). "Here, the team with the least value wins," Igi explained.
In this robotic national championship, the UGM team also won several other prestigious titles, namely the third winner of Indonesian Robot Contest (KRI), the second of Indonesian Intelligent Legged Robot Contest (KRCI), while the Gadjah Made robot won the best design in Indonesia Art Robot Contest (KRSI).
In the KRI championship, Garuda Robot Team had to settle for a third position after beaten at the semi-final by the Paraikatte robot of Hasanuddin University. Earlier, in the quarter-final, Garuda failed to beat F4kubo of Ten November Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya, due to broken control cable. "Garuda’s control cables were broken off during the contest. In addition, the field design here was different from the existing field in the UNY in the previous game, but we were finally able to get the third position," said Frandi Hutomo Ardhi, Mechanical Engineering student class of 2008, which was also the chairman of the UGM robot team.
In the Indonesian Robot Contest (KRI), the second winner is Fa4kubo (ITS) and the first winner is the Mio-rEi of Electronic Polytechnic Engineering Institute Surabaya, making it the representative of Indonesia in the ABU-Robokon 2010 event in Cairo, Egypt. For the Legged KRCI, the first position was occupied by the ASA robot (ITB), the runner-up by Graphika-02 (UGM) and the third by Ratatouille (UI). For this time, the Geri robot failed to win the KRCI Battle and only managed to play in the quarter-final.