The supervisor of ITS Robotics Team, Muhtadin ST MT (right), while presenting the robots that will be taken to participate 2019 FIRA Roboworldcup in Korea
ITS Campus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Robotics Team was again prepared to demonstrate their excellence in the international scene. This time, ITS Robotics Team is ready to conquer their opponents at the 2019 Roboworldcup Federation of International Robot–Sport Association (FIRA) in Changwon, South Korea on August 11 – 16.
The team consists of 19 students and two supervisors were officially released by the ITS Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng, in the ITS Rectorate Building, Thursday (8/8). Together with the team from the Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) and Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) Yogyakarta, ITS Robotics Team is ready to make Indonesia proud.
“In this international competition, we (ITS Robotics Team, red) brought eight of our robots to compete for the champion titles from three different competition categories,” explained Muhtadin ST MT, the Supervisor of ITS Robotics Team after the ceremony.
The man who has been supervised the competition in the FIRA event for four years explained that previously the FIRA competition was an international robot competition specifically for football or also called the Federation of International Robot-Soccer Association. But in recent years, FIRA changed its name to become the Federation of International Robot-Sport Association. Therefore, it is not only football that is competed. “There are various other new competition categories such as archery, weight lifting, flying robots, etc.,” added the lecturer of ITS Computer Engineering.
ITS Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng (left,) with ITS Robotics Team Supervisor, Muhtadin ST MT, when interviewed by the media team after the ceremony
There are three categories of competition that will be followed by ITS Team that include HuroCup, RoboAir, and RoboSot. In the HuroCup category, ITS Robotics Team included three of its flagship humanoid robots which are the work of the ITS Ichiro Team. Then for the RoboAir category, ITS included two flying robots by ITS Bayucaraka Team. While the other three-wheeled robots from ITS IRIS Team will be represented in the RoboSot category.
In the HuroCup category, ITS will compete in the soccer, weight lifting, archery, running and obstacles divisions. Then in the category of RoboAir, ITS will compete to perform barcode scanning on two buildings automatically as well as navigation. And lastly, in the Robosot category, the ITS Team will compete in the soccer, passing, and obstacles competitions.
When mentioned about last year’s achievement, Muhtadin admitted that his team already had a special strategy to conquer their toughest opponents. Nevertheless, he encouraged his team to always be ready with whatever happened. Because according to him, the benchmark, for now, is their condition, not another team’s. “We (ITS Robotics Team, red) are guided by our conditions, especially last year because we know our condition more than other team conditions,” he said.
After the ceremony, the Rector hopes that this team can make Indonesia proud in the international arena. According to the man who is often called Ashari, because ITS is no longer a newcomer in this event, he hoped the ITS Robotics Team can improve their achievements in this annual event. “If last year the team was able to achieve 19 trophies, this year, I hope ITS Team can achieve more than 20 trophies,” he said optimistically. (rur/gayatri/ITS Public Relations)
ITS Executive Board along with ITS Robotics Team who ready to compete at 2019 FIRA Roboworldcup in Korea
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