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Iranian Teams at RoboCup 2015

Iranian Teams at RoboCup 2015
Iranian Teams at RoboCup 2015

Just fewer than 40 Iranian teams are attending the International Robotic Competitions now underway in Hefei, East China, said the head of Iranian RoboCop National Committee.

"More than 200 university teams and nearly 50 school teams from the US, Turkey, Singapore and several other countries are attending the event," IRNA quoted Morteza Mousakhani as saying.

A worldwide competition for the making and operation of robots, RoboCup 2015 opened on 19 July. This year's event brings together more than 300 teams from 47 countries to showcase the latest robotic technologies.

Several Iranian universities, including Amirkabir University of Technology and Islamic Azad University branches of Qazvin, Yazd, Parand and Damavand, have dispatched teams.

Robotic teams from the country's top high schools, including Kherad, Allameh Helli and Farzanegan, among many others, are also taking part.

The competition, which ends on July 22, focuses on three aspects: robot football, service robots and rescue robots.

RoboCup is not only a competition, but a platform for technicians and students to learn from each other and transfer their researched technologies to industrial production, according to one of the event's organizers.

"Speaking from the perspective of industrialization, as there are so many excellent technologies displayed here and so many enterprises coming to hold exhibitions and visit, they can easily launch negotiations and cooperation here," said Chen Xiaoping, general chair of the event and president of the Chinese committee of RoboCup.

  First Place

The robot football team of the Islamic Azad University of Qazvin won first place in the preliminary technical competitions of the midsize robot league.  

The teams were assessed based on the scientific capabilities of robots, their dribbling skills and the number of goals scored.   

This year marks the 19th edition of RoboCup, which was first held in Japan in 1997.

Robots and technology in general is a common past time in the Islamic Republic, with many students and societies making movable robots of all kinds in internal competitions.