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|Title||ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2011 Bangkok
(Alias: ABU ROBOCON 2011 Bangkok)
|Organizer||ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)|
|Host Organizers||MCOT Public Company Limited|
|Contest date||Sunday, 28 August 2011|
|Contest venue||Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani|
|Theme & Rules||(1) Contest theme: Loy Krathong, Lighting Happiness with Friendship
(2) Competition method: Preliminary league and Final Tournament (Tentative)
|Participants||To be finalized in June 2011|
|Awards||ABU ROBOCON AWARD, GRAND PRIX, 1st RUNNER-UP, 2nd RUNNER-UPs, BEST IDEA AWARD, BEST ENGINEERING AWARD, BEST DESIGN AWARD, SPECIAL AWARDS|
Another Step towards the Future
In 2000, member countries of the Asia-Paci?c Broadcasting Union (ABU) jointly agreed to organize an annual handmade robot contest to be participated by college, university and polytechnic students in the region. In addition to promote relationship and cultural exchange to foster closer ties among countries in the Asia-Paci?c region, the objective of the contest was to develop knowledge, creativity and innovation among younger people in the region.
The ?rst ABU Asia-Paci?c Robot Contest, known as ABU Robocon, was launched in Tokyo, Japan in 2002 after which member countries took turn to host the regional event. Thailand played host in 2003 to be followed by Korea (2004), China (2005), Malaysia (2006), Vietnam (2007), India (2008), Japan (2009) and Egypt (2010).