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Robofest Robot Competition

Robofest is an annual robot contest starting from 2002, just for university, college and polytechnic students in the Asia-Pacific region. Under a common set of rules, participants will compete with their peers in other countries to create a robot using their creative and technological abilities in an open competition.

This contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar interests who will lead their countries in the 21st Century, as well as help advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region.

This event will be broadcast in your country through an ABU member broadcaster. RoboCon Malaysia is a contest to design and construct robot that can perform certain task based on theme and rules. The winner will be representing Malaysia to the international level organized by Asia Pacific Broadcast Union ( ABU).

NHK-Japan will be hosts 8th ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2009 , TOKYO.

Who can participate? 

This competition is open for higher education insitute such as university, college and polytechnic students. Only 2 teams from each institution are allowed.

How to enter?

The registration will open in January 2009

Contest theme

Travel Together for the Victory Drums

The contest Theame :

Travel Together for the Victory Drums

The contest Outline :

Travel Together for the Victory Drums is a game based on an imaginary journey of olden days using the Kago palanquin.

An Automatic Carrier Robot in the front and a Manual Carrier Robot in the rear shall cooperate to carry an automatic Traveller Robot in a Kago to the goal with the aim of completing the journey before the other team. Various tasks stand in the way, including a Mountain Pass and Woods. The Kago and Traveller Robot must not be dropped.

The Traveller Robot must beat the three Victory Drums when it reaches the Goal Zone. The three traditional Japanese drums are arranged vertically on a platform. The team that beats all three drums first is the winner.

Each match is contested by red and blue teams. A match lasts three minutes.

The game field :

Colours and Materials of Floor Surface