Vietnam ready for int'l robot contest August

Members of the Lac Hong University team in Dong Nai Province along with their instructors are busy preparing for the international robocon contest in Thailand in late August.

Team LH-B7 impressed judges and audiences at the national robocon contest this year (Photo: giaoduc.net.vn)

The Lac Hong University team won the national robocon contest in May and is now getting ready to represent Vietnam at the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2011 in Thailand by August.

All the team members are working to improve on their robot’s quality and dream of winning the international event.

According to team leader Nguyen Chien Thang, a senior at the Department of Electrical Engineering in Lac Hong University, the team is trying to upgrade the stability and speed of the robot and eliminate any flaws.

Thang and his teammates are presently in a confident mood. They have all worked very hard during their university years to achieve this confidence. 

All members of the present ‘LH-B7’ team have been obsessed with the idea of building the robot since their high school days. While at university, they honed their skills and worked as a group to prepare for the competition.

As a united team, they spent many months creating, correcting and completing four robots for this year’s national contest. Victory was finally theirs as a result of all their tireless efforts.

For students to be better prepared for the upcoming contest, some instructors from Lac Hong University went to Thailand to check on all the facilities being provided to the team like accommodation, transport and other details.

The host team is expected to be a potential future champion but instructors have helped the LH-B7 team to carry out an in-depth analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, stated Lam Thanh Hien, vice president of the university.       

This is the second year a team from Lac Hong University has been chosen for the international robot competition. Team LH-LED was chosen last year and won second position at the 9th robot contest in Egypt.
  
The ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2011 in Bangkok will be organized by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union on Aug 28. 19 teams from 18 countries will participate in this year’s contest.

Thailand, Japan and in particular China are being considered as the toughest opponents to Vietnam.

Source: Thanh Nien – Translated by Huu Duy

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