Tue, 19 Aug 2003

RI students join robot contest

SURABAYA: A team of students from the Surabaya Institute of Technology (ITS) will soon depart for Bangkok for an international robot festival.

Lecturer Dadet Pramadihanto said on Sunday the team would make a stop-over in Jakarta on Thursday before leaving for Bangkok the day after.

The team will feature the AI-Sya robot which won the Indonesian Robot Contest last May.

ITS students also won the national robot contest in 2002, featuring robot,Ellite. But they lost the Asia Pacific Robot Contest in Tokyo in August 2002.

In 2001, a team from ITS created theB-Cak robot that won the International Robot Contest in Fukushima, Japan, defeating 19 rivals contestants from, among others, Japan, the United States, and France. -- Antara