Vietnam has won an Asia-Pacific robotics contest for the fourth time after beating Japan in the finale on Sunday in India.
The Vietnamese team grabbed the first prize at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon 2014) organized in Pune, India’s seventh largest metropolis, with members being students from Lac Hong University, located in the southern province of Dong Nai.
At ABU Robocon 2014, the Vietnamese team was the only to win all rounds of the competition.
This was the fourth time Vietnamese students had ever secured the top spot at the annual student-level robot-making competition.
Students of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology became the champions in 2002, 2004, and 2006.
First held in 2002 by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, ABU Robocon requires participating robots to complete a task within a set period of time.
The event is broadcast in many countries through ABU member broadcasters.
The 2014 contest, themed “A Salute for Parenthood,” was attended by 18 teams from 17 countries and territories and local administrations, including Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Fiji, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Russia, Iran, and Sri Lanka.