TEL Robot Combat has entered its fourth year, the Final competition was held at Warehouse No. 4, Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei on Sunday, 11/24. In this competition, 28 universities (60 teams) from science and engineering departments participated in the competition and practice for half a year. 29 strong teams had been selected to the Final after passing through all the tasks in 3+ months. The "Happy Sugar Cane Man" team from National Formosa University won the championship.
On the Final Day, the competitions are divided into 2 halves. The first half - "Time Trial” with three levels and missions which aims to compete for the "Track Speed Award". The second half - “Weight-Carry" is the most exciting part which the contestants need to pair for battles, the champion will receive a prize of NTD$100,000. This year, there were also "Creative Technology Award" and the "Transformers Award" for students to demonstrate their creativity from design to making a robot integrating idea and functionality.
In addition to the exciting competitions, we’ve also invited the Japanese Robot Professional Wrestling Association "Dekinnoka!" to make special performance, BMI (Brain Machine Interface) Control Robot was introduced by Mr.Toshitaka Higashino, a doctoral student in the Department of Information Science of Osaka University which made reasonable response from the students who had chance to interact and to experience using brain wave to control the robot on-site.
Full house of general public visited the Final and enjoyed side activities including VR Zone, Photo Shooting Area and Company & HR Introductory Panel Area.
The high tech industry in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming the trend of the moment. TEL wishes to create more opportunities and encourage students to develop their skills and abilities via industry-academia cooperation. The collaboration also serves as a platform for students in exchanging ideas and learning from pros to become leading members of the high-tech industry in the future.
TEL has been hosting this event since 2016 and is raising awareness of TEL among Taiwanese students. The total number of participants up to the 4th competition is as follows: 128 universities, 388 teams, 1552 students.