Tokyo Electron Taiwan has been hosting TEL Robot Combat, an annual event designed to discover potential outstanding engineering talents. This year, engineering students in the fields of electrical machines, electronics, and machinery participated in this event from over 30 universities. Each team entered a robot that embodied the members’ technical skills and creativity, and a heated competition ensued. After month-long local qualifiers held in various parts of Taiwan, 18 surviving teams entered the finals.
The final tournament was fought not only for the championship, but also for some unique awards in which the participants’ passion and teamwork made a difference. In the team spirit category, for example, the teams competed to shout their team slogans louder than the others. In the assembly speed category, the teams competed to take apart and reassemble their robots as fast as they could. And in the decoration category, the students dressed their robots in a creative manner, competing for aesthetic superiority. Each category winner received prize money.
The participants’ mastery of robotics and high levels of creativity impressed the jury and other officials of the event. We hope the students who participated in the competition will continue to develop their knowledge and interest in technology and machinery, and become leading members of the field in the future.