Gold and bronze medals for Austrian participants at the RobotChallenge 2017 in Beijing

1316 robots, 1976 contestants, 212 institutions, 26 countries

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Photo: Austrian Participants with the new ambassador Mr. Friedrich Stift 

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Photo: Austrian Participants with Michael Gruber (OSTA)

4 to 6 August 2017 – The RobotChallenge is an international championship for self-made, autonomous and mobile robots. It was established in Vienna, Austria in 2004 and since that year more than 2.000 robots from all over the world have taken part in the competition. This year the robot challenge was held in Beijing.
Ten Austrian students’ participation at the RobotChallenge 2017 in the Zhongguancun National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone Exhibition Center was supported by Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and the Office for Science and Technology (OSTA) Beijing.
On the evening of the first day of the competition, they were received by the new ambassador Mr. Friedrich Stift.
In addition to good placements, also two medals were won: a gold medal in the competition category “Humanoid Sumo” by the team “RobBox 3.0” from the “HTL Rennweg” and a bronze medal in the competition category “Nano Sumo” by the team “Deimos I” from the “Technische Universität Graz”. Other competition categories with Austrian participation were: “Line Follower-Adult”, “Line Follower Enhanced-Adult”, “Air Race” and “Lego Sumo-Adult”.

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