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ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2023 Kicks Off in Phnom Penh

The ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2023 (ABU ROBOCON 2023) kicked off here at the Morodok Techo National Stadium on Aug. 27.

The opening ceremony was presided over by H.E. Neth Pheaktra, Minister of Information and H.E. Heng Sour, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training.

Organised by the General Department of National Television of Cambodia (TVK) of the Ministry of Information, the event is aimed to seek annual championships and offer opportunities for students from various countries to demonstrate their technological capabilities and share experiences among the youth.

The champions of 13 countries and regions, equivalent to 14 teams, including Cambodia (2 teams), China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam participated in the regional competition.

All teams compete under the theme “Casting Flowers over Angkor Wat”.

The ABU ROBOCON is an Asian-Oceanian college robot competition, founded in 2002 by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. In the competition, robots compete to complete a task within a set period of time.

Cambodia has joined in the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest since 2017, but has organised its national Robocon since 2014. The Kingdom has won best idea award and special award in 2017, 2nd runner-up and special award in 2018, and 5th award and special award in 2020.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse