Layonet Salvador Buenrostro Pérez and César Octavio Medina Vargas, Intelligent Systems Engineering graduates from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico’s (UAEM) Nezahualcoyotl campus, won second place in the international robotics competition, Robot Bowl, organized by the ProBot Mx company.
The university claimed their second place in the Three Pound Category, which was held in Ecatepec, in the State of México. The team approached the podium alongside members of the Robotics Club from the Salesiana Polytechnic University in Guayaquil, Colombia, who claimed both first and third place.
The intention of Robot Bowl is to promote interest and enthusiasm in robotics, and generate ideas and research in the development and application of technology in different areas of the science. During the competition, judges scored teams on aggressiveness and how much damage the robot was able to inflict upon its challenger.
The competition brought together 20 teams from Mexican universities who had extensive experience with participating in international competitions.
UAEM’s team also won two third place awards at the 2016 Robotics and Advanced Technologies Tournament, organized by the National Polytechnic Institute’s (IPN) Interdisciplinary Professional Unit on Engineering and Advanced Technologies and the Student Association’s Mini-Robotics Club.
The team also finished fourth in the 12 Pound Category of the Robot Wars competition, also organized by the National Polytechnic Institute.