22 August 2019
Myanmar will participate in the World Robot Games 2019.
Myanmar Computer Professionals Association (MCPA) held a press conference on the Myanmar’s team participation in the upcoming Games in Thailand. The Association will lead the team which is comprised of 8 members for 3 categories in the Games which are Rugby Robot, Biped Robot Race and Line Tracing Extreme. 2019. The Games will include Sumo Robot, Rugby Robot, Biped Robot Race and Line Tracing Extreme and many more.
Secretary, Myanmar Computer Professionals Association, Zaw Win Tun said “I chose students from various universities.” “They had won our MCPA robotic race in 2018 held in MICT Park. They won 1st prize – 2nd prize.” “Actually, it’s for the STEM. STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is very important in education side.”
The Games theme is “ROBOTICS at HOME” which focuses on promoting and encouraging the use of robotics and A.I in homes. Teams are challenged not only against each other in the games but also to innovate and create robots. Initial list of participating countries include Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and more.
3rd Year Student, West Yangon Technological University, Hein Htet said “There are 4 members in our team for Rugby Robot category – we will use 1 robot each. In our team, I take care of the design and circuit. As we have 4 robots, 3 will be for defence and 1 will be for attack. Our team has planned to show a special performance which is throw of the ball. 29 teams from 10 countries participate in the Rugby Robot category.”
There are 640 participants and Observer this year.
More than 1,200 teams will join this robot games.
3rd Year Student, Yangon Technological University, Wint Myat Noe said “I competed in a robot contest last year and won the 1st prize. I was informed about this Games in June this year and I decided to participate. Speaking of preparations, we had difficulties in creating design – I gained support from teachers and seniors.”
The World Robot Games 2019 will be held in ZEER RANGSIT, Grand Diamond Hall in Bangkok of Thailand from the 29th to the 31st of August.
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