Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mekong Robot Competition 2010

The first Robot Competition has been organized in Laos in 2002 at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos (NUOL) with financial supports from the Embassy of Japan in Laos. Since then the competition has been held every year by the NUOL with all participating teams coming from state-funded Universities/colleges and became very popular among the students nationwide. The Soutsaka College of Management and Technology (SCMT) has been the first and only private college in Laos participating in the National Robot Competition since 2005 and won the competition in 2008. To support the robot development activities in Laos and enhance students’ creativity as well as cooperation among educational institutions in the Mekong Sub-region, SCMT, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and NUOL, organizes the Mekong Region Robot Competition in Laos, which provides an avenue where students of participating institutions from the Mekong Sub-region can learn from each other. The participating institutions for this event are expected to come from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan province of China. The Competition will be held on 23 December 2010 in Vientiane capital city.

II. Objectives
Key objectives of this event are:

* To promote robot development activities and enhance students’ creativity in robot designs;
* To create an opportunity for students from Laos and Mekong region to learn latest techniques in robot development from each other;
* To impart the students with capability to work as a team and put lesson learnt from the classes into practices;
* ​To provide an avenue for teachers and management of the participating educational institutions to meet with their counterparts from the region and discuss about possible future cooperation.

III. Participat teams
The participants come from following educational institutions:

* Soutsaka College of Management and Technology;
* Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the National University of Laos;
* Faculty of Computer Science, the National University of Laos;
* Faculty of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, the National University of Laos;
* Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the National University of Laos;
* Lao-German Technical School;
* Lao-Japan Human Resource Development Center, the National University of Laos;
* Luangprabang Technical School;
* Vientiane-Hanoi Friendship Vocational School;
* Students teams coming from Thailand’s educational institutions;

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