Robot Team UNY once again dominates the winners at the prestigious annual event organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) namely the Indonesian Robot Contest 2015 Regional 3 DIY-Central Java which was held at Gelora University Semarang (14-16 / 5).
In the event which was participated by 61 teams from 21 universities, UNY through UKM Engineering Technology sent 5 teams to 5 competition divisions namely the ABU Indonesian Robot Contest (KRAI) division, the Indonesian Robot Art Contest (KRSI), the Fire Extinguisher Robot Contest (KRPAI), Legged Fire Fighting Robot Contest (KRPAI), and Indonesian Football Robot Contest (KRSBI).
The team consists of 37 people with Herlambang supervisors Sigit Pramono, M.Cs, Sigit Yatmono, MT, and Ilmawan Mustaqim, MT
From the five teams sent, UNY won 5 championships, namely 1st place KRAI division with Maestro-Evo robot, 1st place KRSI division with Rosmary robot featuring Jogangan cakil dance, Jogja version, 1st place and the best algorithm winner KRPAI Wheeled with Mobo-Evo robot , and the KRSBI hopes champion with the Al-Aadiyaat robot.
The challenge that the team had to face during the race was the high temperature at the race location. This causes the robot components, especially servo, to heat easily and requires the team to recalibrate so that the robot can compete well. “Environmental temperature is a major challenge for us. Hot ambient temperature is very influential on the robot, especially on the constituent components of the robot. In addition to the temperature, the thing that is a challenge in itself is the difficulty of communication between teams when competing because of very noisy sponsors. “Said Arief, head of the robot team.
With this winner won, UNY successfully passed to compete in the national robot contest which will be held on June 11-14, 2015 at Muhammadiyah University, Yogyakarta. “We ask for your prayers and support, hopefully in the race at UMY tomorrow, we can win the Champion,” Arief said.
Arif hopes that in the future UNY will be more successful in the Indonesian Robot Contest because UNY’s ability is not inferior to other university robot teams, especially if it is balanced with further research and development, especially with the easier access to information through various sources.