Taiwan Wins Championship in World Robot Olympiad 2015

Taiwan Wins Championship in World Robot Olympiad 2015
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Professor Soong Kai-tai points out what made the team stand out was their ability to make the robot's eyes and hands fully coordinated. Each movement was executed through the visual system, and the accuracy of the robot was easily affected by the lighting of the space and shadows. The team spent a lot of time overcoming these challenges.

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In the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Qatar 2015, the bowling robot developed by the team from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) has won world championship out of 47 participating countries and 1,850 competitors. The robot has precise positioning and uses visual imaging to knock down bowling pins.

CNA reports, the competition was held in Qatar from November 6 to 8 and Professor Soong Kai-tai from the Institute of Electrical Control Engineering at NCTU along with students Tkachenko Oleksii and Jian Jing-ci participated.

Song says the challenge this year’s new WRO University Regular Category is to design a bowling robot and scores were awarded when a strike is hit. In the second stage, the robots need to knock down specific bowling pins while obstacles are added in the final stage.

UDN reports, Oleksii is from Ukraine and has a strong interest in robots. He has been participating in the WRO since junior high, but has never placed in the competition. This is his fourth time competing.

Apple Daily reports, Soong points out what made the team stand out was their ability to make the robot’s eyes and hands fully coordinated. Each movement was executed through the visual system, and the accuracy of the robot was easily affected by the lighting of the space and shadows. Both students spent a lot of time overcoming these challenges.

Soong also says that have winning world championship, the team immediately started making corrections to the robot to prepare for a better design. The team will go on to compete in the 2015 IEEE International Robot Hands on Competition and Symposium on November 28 and 29.

Translated by Olivia Yang

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