VIETNAM WINS ASIA-PACIFIC ROBOT CONTEST FOR 6TH TIME

TOKYO-- A group of university students from Vietnam's southern province of A�?nng Nai on Sunday won the Asia-Pacific robot contest, known as Robocon, held in Tokyo, Japan.

The victory for the L?c H?ng University students was the sixth time a Vietnamese team has won the contest.

This year's competition featured 16 teams from 15 countries and regions against each other in a landing disc contest, with teams required to build robots that can throw flying discs to hit beach balls from seven spots on a field.

In the final round, the Vietnamese team defeated a Malaysian team, with the Vietnamese robot finishing the round with a perfect score in just 1 minute and 20 seconds.

Japan and Thailand claimed second and third position, respectively.

Vi?t Nam has entered the competition every year since its first edition in 2002.

Three of the five previous championships were claimed by HCM City University of Science & Technology (2002, 2004, 2006), while L?c H?ng University won in 2014, and Hung YA�n University of Technology and Education triumphed the following year.

Next year Robocon will be held in Vi?t Nam, themed Throwing cA�n � inspired by a popular folk game among northern ethnic minority people during festivals, in which, players throw a ball through a ring on top of a 15-20m tall bamboo stick.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK