The 2020 China Robot Contest, also theRoboCup China Open, was held in Jimo District, Qingdao, between November 20 and 22. It was hosted by the China Automation Congress (CAC). HNU’s Robot Workshop won two first prizes (second and third place) and one second prize.
Members of HNU’s Robot Workshop.
More than 3,530 participants in 780 teams from 250 Chinese universities attended, including Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Shandong University, and National University of Defense Technology. Fang Lu and Chen Haowen, instructors of the Robot Workshop of the HNU Modern Engineering Training Center, led three teams of eight students to participate in three projects – martial arts – automated humanoid robot combat; martial arts – robot vision; and, drone – drone cruise.
The China Robot Contest, also the RoboCup China Open, is one of the most influential, authoritative, and highest technical level discipline competitions in China, and an influential academic and scientific population event of robot technology. It is also an important event of intelligent manufacturing technology and high-end talent exchange. Started from 1999, it has been held for 21 sessions.
The Robot Workshop, an innovation and entrepreneurship team of the HNU Modern Engineering Training Center, was initiated by Fang Lu and Chen Haowen. It provides opportunities for undergraduate students in innovative research in such fields of AI, robot, smart vehicle, and big data, covering multiple disciplines including electrical, control, electronics, machinery, materials, mathematics, information, and software. It has obtained good results in high-level college student competitions at home and abroad. Over the past four years, it has gained 47 national and 31 provincial and ministerial awards. In 2016, it was honored as HNU’s outstanding team, and in 2017 and 2019, itwas awarded with the “Lotus Students” scholarship.