Jiannan Zhao with his award at the Robotics Championship 2019

Joint Tsinghua University and the University of Lincoln Team Wins Robotics Championship

Jiannan Zhao with his award at the Robotics Championship 2019
Jiannan Zhao with his award at the Robotics Championship

In exciting news for Tsinghua University and the University of Lincoln, their joint robotics team has taken first prize in the first International Competition for Autonomous Running Intelligent Robots. The team consisted of five students, four from Tsinghua and 1 from Lincoln, who were awarded a total prize of $10,000.

The student from the University of Lincoln, Jiannan Zhao, supports our Ultracept project and is currently carrying out a secondment at Guangzhou University.

Tsinghua University is one of the partners involved with our Ultracept project.

The event was held in Beijing with 33 teams competing with representatives from over 20 countries and regions.

The competition was judged on the performance of the robot across three segments:

  • Standard
  • Freestyle
  • Performance

During the competition, the robots had to rely solely on their “brains” as no operator assistance was allowed. The robot had to autonomously analyse and make decisions on how best to cross barriers and handle variable track conditions.

Watch the robots in action!

See the China Daily website for a video of the event. Watch at the 53 second mark to see the winning robot in action.

Below is a video of the event from CCTV English.