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Indonesia Takes Home 4 Gold Medals at The Robogames 2018 Competition in the United States.

Robotics team from UNIKOM (Universitas Komunikasi), Bandung represented Indonesia in the Robogames 2018 robotics competition that took place at the Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, California on April 27-29, 2018.

Led by professor and team leader, Rodi Hartono along with assistant professor Taufiq Nuzwir Nizar, the team consist of three students, Gyan Aditia Firdaus, Imam Robani and Feki Pangestu Wijaya. At this year's competition, Team UNIKOM participated in 7 of 40 categories that were available.

At The Robogames 2018, Team UNIKOM successfully took home 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals in these categories:

1. Speeder Category

Indonesian team did not win in this category.

2. Table Top Navigation Category

Indonesian team took first place and won gold in this category.

3. Robo Magellan Category

Indonesian team took third place and won bronze in this category.

4. Ribbon Climber Category

2 robots from Indonesia competed in this category which won first and second place.

5. Photovore Category

Indonesian team took third place and won bronze in this category.

6. Fire Fighting Category

2 robots also competed in this category, but only one was able come out victorious and won gold.

7. Walker Category

Indonesian team took first place and won gold in this category.

Rogobames, which is also known as RobOlympics is the 'Olympics of Robotics' which brought world-wide robotics experts among individuals and academic institutions. This competition is held annually and attended by 25 countries with 40 categories to be competed. Apart from Indonesia other countries such as, Brazil, Canada, England, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Egypt, Poland and The United States regularly participates in this international competition. Team UNIKOM Bandung has been actively competing since 2010.

The success of the Indonesian team led by UNIKOM, demonstrates the ability of Indonesia in developing robotics, and is not inferior to other countries. Even in some categories, Indonesia shows more progress compared to other countries such as The United States and Germany.

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Publication:The President Post (Jakarta, Indonesia)
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Date:May 31, 2018
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