|UMM Robotics Team happy face after achieving their medal. (Photo: Special)|
University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) Robotic Team achieve a champion title once more at the Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest (TCFFHRC) event in Trinity College Hartford Connecticut, United States of America, 13-15 April 2019. These best three UMM and Indonesian teams won the first and the second place on the legged firefighting robot category, and the second place on wheeled firefighting robot category.
This international level robotics contest was joined by 32 teams from all over the world, such as Israel, China, and many more. They are Alfan Achmadillah Fauzi, Rohmansyah, Ken Dedes Maria Khunty, These three UMM robotics teams become the representation of Indonesia because of the national champion according to champions based on the letter of assignment from Directorate General of Belmawa Kemenristekdikti of the Republic of Indonesia number T/274/B3.1/KM/02.04/2019.
In 2017, two UMM robotics team were winning the 1st and 2nd at once on a legged robot category. Those two teams were InaMuh team as the 1st champion and Unmuh Malang team as the 2nd champion, InaMuh team was also won the best poster. By this experience, they are very optimistic to win it again, it is indeed after several technology adaptations and new innovation.
|Legged and wheeled robots line-up ready that compete. (Photo: Zaki/Humas)|
Every robot, from legged to the wheeled category has a firefighting mission at a certain point of a space or room which similar to a house. The fire spotted placed randomly by the jury so that the robot is required to find the fire spot. After extinguishing the fire, the robot is required to go back to the starting point. The fastest robot will be the winner.
This achievement is in line with the UMM Rector Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd.the expectation of the launching event that promised to free their thesis if they win the competition. Fauzan said to the delegations and the students in the launching to stop being an audience. Otherwise, be the performer. “I didn’t target the first place, but I just want the best from the team,” he said.
The other two teams led by Bayu Irawan Nugroho an Electronic Engineering Students and Dwi Nur Fajar a Technical Information Students will also be in action in the Indonesia Robotics Contest (KRI) Regional IV on 21-23 April 2019 at Mataram Universities, West Nusa Tenggara. These groups will compete by using 2 kinds of robots, which are firefighting robot (DOME), and three football robots (Zhafarul).
There are requirements for football robots in this competition which must be fulfilled. There are detecting an object, dribbling, shooting, and localization. The detecting object is needed to differentiate the ball, opponent, line, and goal. The robot will be declared as the winner when they shoot more goals.Hopefully, it can exceed the achievements of its seniors. (joh)