The 19th China University Robot Competition (ROBOCON) took place online from Oct. 24 to 25. Beihang's robot team stood out from the 75 candidates and won two first prizes in two categories of the competition, which was organized by the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China and All-China Students' Federation.
A group photo of Beihang's robot team
Initiated in 2002, the competition has become an annual event since then. Up to now, it has been held for 19 consecutive years. A different topic will be picked for each year's competition. For example, the 2020 ROBOCON explores the theme of "football matches on green fields", and each team has to stage a seven-people American football match performance with two robots being players and five posts being defenders.
Beihang’s robot team members are preparing for the competition
As soon as this year's competition kicked off in August, 47 students from different schools of Beihang University teamed up to get prepared for the competition under the guidance of Professor Liu Rong at the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation. The team members had countless brainstorming sessions online during the epidemic-fighting time and created a preliminary model for their robots. When they returned to the campus in September, they began debugging and optimizing the system and carried out a series of simulated training for the robots. Fortunately, their robots performed well at this year’s competition and won the first prize at both the "American football"-and "equestrian" -themed categories of the competition.
Beihang's Robot Team began to recruit talented students who are interested in developing innovative robot systems and participating in all kinds of robot competitions since its establishment in 2002. Up to now, the team has made fruitful results in numerous competitions and events.
Reported by Zhang Chengyang
Reviewed by Zhang Zhigang
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Xiong Ting