ABU Robocon

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Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2009 in Vietnam

The Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) is an Asian Oceanian College robot competition, founded in 2002 by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. In the competition robots compete to complete a task within a set period of time. The contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar interests who will lead their countries in the 21st century, as well as help advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region. The event is broadcast in many countries through ABU member broadcasters.

Each year the competition has different topics, but generally speaking two or more robots must be used to complete the tasks. One of the robots would be manual control while the others are automatic. The best robots usually weight more than 10kg and span in one square meter area. To build the robots, contestants, who are restricted to be undergraduate students, must possess rich knowledge in programming, mechanical design and electronic circuit design.

Logos for Competition[edit]

Year Location Logo
2002 Tokyo, Japan LogoRobocon-2002.jpg
2003 Bangkok, Thailand
2004 Seoul, South Korea
2005 Beijing, China
2006 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2007 Hanoi, Vietnam
2008 Pune, India
2009 Tokyo, Japan
2010 Cairo, Egypt
2011 Bangkok, Thailand
2012 Kowloon, Hong Kong
2013 Da Nang, Vietnam
2014 Pune, India Robocon 2014 Logo
2015 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Robocon 2015 Logo

Recent Competitions[edit]

ABU Robocon 2016[edit]

The information will be announced in August 23 at Yogyakarta.

ABU Robocon 2015[edit]

The ABU Robocon 2015 is going to be conducted on August at in YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA. The contest theme is 'Robominton-Badmiton RoboGame'.The venue would be at the Sportorium of UMY ( Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta ).In this contest, the 2 teams(red and blue) will attempt to play badminton against each other. Each team will consist of 2 robots just like a normal doubles badminton game.Australian public broadcaster Television of the Republic of INDONESIA- TVRI will be the host broadcaster for the event. More info about ABU Robocon 2015, please visit the official website : robocon.tvri.co.id

ABU Robocon 2014[edit]

The ABU Robocon 2014 was conducted on 24 August 2014 at Pune, India. The Theme for Robocon 2014 declared by India was "A Salute for Parenthood". The winner of ABU Robocon 2014 is LH-NVN, coming from Lac Hong University, Vietnam. [1]

ABU Robocon 2013[edit]

The ABU Robocon 2013 was held in Vietnam on 18 August 2013 where 19 Engineering teams from 18 countries participated. The Theme for Robocon 2013 declared by VTV was "The Green Planet".The winner of ABU Robocon 2013 is Kanazawa Institute of Technology coming from Japan. [2]

ABU Robocon 2012[edit]

The ABU Robocon 2012 was held in Hong Kong on 19 August 2012 where 17 Engineering teams from 16 countries or regions participated. The Theme for Robocon 2012 declared by Hong Kong was In Pursuit of Peace and Prosperity.The winner of the Robocon 2012 is University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.[3]

ABU Robocon 2011[edit]

The ABU Robocon 2011 was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 August 2011 where 19 Engineering Colleges from 18 countries participated. The Theme for Robocon2011 declared by Thailand was Krathong, Lighting Happiness with Friendship. The winner is Dhurakij Pundit University coming from Thailand.

ABU Robocon 2010[edit]

The ABU Robocon2010 was held in Cairo, Egypt on 22 September 2010 where 18 Engineering Colleges from 17 countries participated. The Theme for Robocon 2010 declared by Egypt was Robo-Pharaohs Build Pyramids. It was won by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China to give China its 4th overwhelming win. Now China holds the record for the most number of wins.

ABU Robocon 2009[edit]

The ABU Robocon 2009 was held in Tokyo, Japan on 22 August 2009 with the Theme of Kago, the traditional Japanese palanquin, carried by human beings replaced by robots. The winners were a team from China who completed the task consistently in 18 seconds. It was won by Harbin Institute of Technology to give China its third successive win.

ABU Robocon 2008[edit]

The ABU Robocon 2008 was held at Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune, India on 31 August 2008, where 17 Engineering Colleges from 16 countries participated. The Theme for Robocon 2008 declared by India was Govinda, a traditional Indian Deity who used to play earthly games by capturing Butter/Cheese from heads of Gopis.


Year Host city Host Broadcaster Theme Grand Prix ABU Robocon Award
2002 Tokyo, Japan NHK Reach for the Top of Mt. Fuji Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Japan Kanazawa Institute of Technology
2003 Bangkok, Thailand MCOT Takraw Space Conqueror Thailand Sawangdandin Industrial and Community Education College South Korea Chungnam National University
2004 Seoul, South Korea KBS Reunion of Separated Lovers, Gyeonwoo & Jiknyeo Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Mongolia Mongolian University of Science and Technology
2005 Beijing, China CCTV Climb on the Great Wall Light the Holy Fire Japan University of Tokyo Egypt Higher Technological Institute Tenth of Ramadan City, Egypt
2006 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia RTM Building the World’s Tallest Twin Tower Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Malaysia Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
2007 Hanoi, Vietnam VTV Halong Bay Discovery China Xi'an Jiaotong University Indonesia Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya
2008 Pune, India Doordarshan Govinda China Xi'an Jiaotong University Egypt Higher Technological Institute 10th of Ramadan City,Egypt
2009 Tokyo, Japan NHK Travel Together for the Victory Drums China Harbin Institute of Technology Hong Kong University of Hong Kong
2010 Cairo, Egypt ERTU Robo-Pharaohs built pyramids China University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Vietnam Lac Hong University
2011 Bangkok, Thailand MCOT Loy Krathong, Lighting Happiness with friendship Thailand Dhurakij Pundit University Japan University of Tokyo
2012 Kowloon, Hong Kong RTHK Peng On Dai Gat (In pursuit of peace and prosperity) China University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Japan University of Tokyo
2013 Da Nang, Vietnam VTV The Green Planet Japan Kanazawa Institute of Technology Indonesia Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya
2014 Pune, India Doordarshan A Salute for Parenthood Vietnam Lac Hong University
2015 Yogyakarta, Indonesia TVRI Robominton "to be announced"

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