ITS Campus, ITS News – The Robotics Team of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS), represented by the RIOT team for the first time, won the Grand Prix or First Place in the ABU Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) Asia Pacific 2021 representing Indonesia, Sunday (12/12). The prestigious world-scale competition is organized in China by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) online.
M Lukman Hakim ST MT, the RIOT team supervisor, said that this is an international robotics competition that has been held every year since 2002. There are many activities to get to the competition, including the regional and national ABU Indonesia Robot Contest (KRAI). The representatives of Indonesia in the ABU Robocon 2021 are ITS and Yogyakarta State University (UNY). “Thank God, ITS won the Grand Prix title or the equivalent of first place,” he said gratefully.
Before reaching the international level competition stage, the RIOT team led by Adam Mail had participated in regional and national KRAI competitions. After successfully getting first place at the two levels of competition, the RIOT team continued the international level competition at ABU Robocon 2021. “This achievement is the best because it is the first time (ITS) won first place, which certainly brings ITS and Indonesia big names on the world stage, ‘ said Adam proudly.
Adam explained that two robots were contested at ABU Robocon 2021, namely Thomas’s throwing robot and the arrow kid robot named Arthur. Thomas and Arthur’s robots work to throw arrows from shelves automatically. The implementation mechanism is with the robot inserting needles into red and blue pots. “The maximum value is if the arrow can enter two different pots quickly,” explained the Electrical Engineering student.
Meanwhile, as the supervisor, Lukman explained that in the process, there were many challenges faced by the team, lecturers, and parties who helped make the robot. The biggest challenge was the Covid-19 pandemic, which infected several team members, hampering making robots for a month.
In addition, there is a challenge during the competition, namely the difficulty of maintaining the game’s consistency. However, this did not reduce the enthusiasm of the RIOT team to win. “The support provided by ITS is extraordinary so that we can achieve the best results,” said Lukman.
Finally, Lukman congratulated the RIOT team for sacrificing time, energy, and thoughts in this competition. The Industrial Mechanical Engineering Department lecturer also expressed his gratitude to all the supervisors on duty and the ITS parties who provided support.
It is hoped that the support from various parties will not stop here and that regeneration can continue to run well. “Hopefully, good regeneration in the field of robotics at ITS can continue to develop so that it can make many achievements in the future,” he concluded hopefully. (ITS Public Relation)
Reporter: Rayinda Santriana Umi Sholihah
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