Vietnamese team triumphs at 2018 ABU Robocon contest

Monday, 2018-08-27 11:44:48
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NDO/VNA – Lac Hong University’s LH – Galaxy team representing Vietnam at the 2018 ABU Asia – Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) beat the Chinese team to win the competition for the seventh time.

The contest took place on August 26 in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

This year featured 19 teams from 18 countries including two from Vietnam.

The 2018 ABU Robobon’s concept is “Throwing con”, inspired by a Vietnamese folk game.

“Throwing con” is popular among the northern ethnic minority people during festivals, in which players throw a ball made from cloth through a ring on top of a 15-20m tall bamboo pole.

This was the third time Vietnam had hosted the contest designed for technology students in the Asia-Pacific region.

Earlier, Vietnam had triumphed at the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest six times. The championships were claimed by Ho Chi Minh City University of Science and Technology in 2002, 2004 and 2006, while Lac Hong University won in 2014 and 2017, and Hung Yen University of Technology and Education took the title in 2015.

The 2019 ABU Robocon will be held in Mongolia.