8000000 Yuan! Ground-Shaking Robot Tops in Advanced Technology and Engineering Challenge

  • [2020-11-11]

    Hanhai Nangong team won the championship and was awarded 8 million yuan with its Ground-Shaking robot  in the first Advanced Technology and Engineering Challenge (A-TEC) on October 30th in the Shenzhen Civic Center. The team, standing out from 15 finalist teams, was made up with the students of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Harbin Institute of Technology.

    (Hanhai Nangong team)

    During the six-month preparation, team members, coming from different universities, overcame adverse conditions such as the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic and collaboration between the two regions. They honed into a cohesive team and passed the point race with full marks at the end of July. Based on the final task, the team adjusted their plan and quickly completed the development of a stable, agile and autonomous rescue robot.

    (the Ground-Shaking robot)

    In the finals held from October 26th to 29th, Hanhai Nangong team's Ground-Shaking robot performed steadily and ranked first in "Complex Road Surface", "Disaster Detection and Disposal", and “Overall Time" and other categories. The Ground-Shaking robot completed all the competition tasks and additional tasks excellently, winning the first place with a total score of 109 points. It fully demonstrated the profound technical accumulation in the field of mobile robotics of both USTC and HITSZ.

    Advanced Technology & Engineering Challenge (A-TEC) is hosted by Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, organized by Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen and Leaguer Group.

    It is aimed to build an open platform to discover advanced technologies, stimulate the potential of science innovation, guide the direction of science innovation, integrate high-quality global science innovation resources, promote transfer and transformation of cutting-edge scientific achievements, and expand the channels for science exchanges and cooperation in China and abroad.

    (Written by ZHANG Boxian, edited by LU Hongyu, USTC News Center)

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