2018 RoboMaster Competition Showcases The Future Of Robotics
32 Teams Competing On the Battlefield With South China University of Technology Taking Home The Gold
July 30, 2018 – RoboMaster, a yearly robotics competition for aspiring young engineers and University students, concluded its 2018 competition at the Shenzhen Bay Stadium in Shenzhen, China. The winning team from South China University of Technology, took home the gold trophy along with RMB 500,000 as the grand prize. Close to 200 teams and close to 10,000 young engineers from around the world signed up for the 2018 RoboMaster competition, with 32 teams battling it out in the final round.
Sponsored and supported by DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, RoboMaster is an annual robotics competition for teams of aspiring engineers to design and build next-generation robots to compete for supremacy on the RoboMaster battlefield. RoboMaster has gained popularity among the engineering community and has provided a world stage for University students to pursue their passion in science and technology, and to showcase their talent.
“We’re truly proud of the dedication and hard work from all the teams and we congratulate the winning teams for putting on such an amazing performance,” said Shuo Yang, RoboMaster Project Manager. “By combining innovative engineering, gamification and entertainment into an action-packed event, RoboMaster has become a yearly anticipated robotics competition for young engineers and roboticists around the world. The competition is also a great platform for young, aspiring engineers to celebrate their talent and achievements. What students learned throughout the competition will allow them to expand their creative vision and develop solutions that could one day have real-world applications.”
The RoboMaster final competitions were aired on Twitch.tv, bringing this electrifying event online to global audiences. More than 990,000 online viewers were tuned in from over 30 countries.
“It has been an exciting and fruitful experience for the team in the past 9 months. RoboMaster gave us the opportunity to put theoretical learning into practice, play with cool technology and create something that was real. To see our robots come to life and be able to compete with so many different team is an amazing feeling,” said Wenhui Chen, captain of the South China University of Technology.
Coming in second place is the team from Northeastern University and in third place China University of Mining and Technology. The teams received RMB 300,000 and RMB 100,000, respectively. Other participants that competed in 2018 RoboMaster included teams from the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Tech, Fukuoka University, Nanyang Technological University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, to name a few.
Currently in its fourth year, RoboMaster has attracted interests from overseas students in the engineering and robotics community. Teams participating in this year’s competition included students from China, United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. The competition received support from partners including Twitch, Zhong An Insurance, HSBC, Analog Devices and Infineon.
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RoboMaster is one of the world’s most advanced robotics competition that combines innovative engineering, gaming and entertainment into one action-packed spectator event. This annual competition was designed for teams of aspiring engineers to build next-generation robots and compete for intellectual supremacy. Each team has six different types of robots including the Standard Robot, Sentry, Hero, Aerial, Engineer and Supplier, that coordinate with each other on an obstacle-filled battleground to take out the opponent’s base.
RoboMaster has not only gained popularity among the engineering community in recent years, it has become an exciting and entertaining spectator event for the general public. The RoboMaster competition has attracted thousands of engineering students from around the world, including China, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. For more information, visit https://www.robomaster.com/en-US.
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