Student team crowns national champions in RoboMasters 2017
2017-08-16 readCount:516

The South China Tigers, a student team of SCUT, took home the gold trophy of the RoboMasters 2017, which is China’s leading robotics competition that showcases the future of robotics.
After breaking into the grand final in May as the first place in the Southern Division of the RoboMasters 2017, the team then launched an unstoppable march in the nationwide final, defeating several teams from Xidian University, the China University of Petroleum, and the Harbin Institute of Technology.
The last battle kicked off in Shenzhen on August 6, when the South China Tigers claimed a 3-1 victory against the team of Shandong University of Science and Technology, and stood as the final winner.
According to Zhang Dong, who is from SCUT’s School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering and the instructor of the team, the contest required student competitors to master knowledge and skills in mechanical vision, artificial intelligence, software programming and mechanics.
That’s why the South China Tigers comprised undergraduate students from several subject areas, including mechanical and automotive engineering, automation, electronic and information engineering, mathematics, and business administration, to build a team that was able to perform multi-disciplinary teamwork.
The annual events of RoboMasters are jointly organized by the Communist Youth League of China, the All-China Students' Federation and the Shenzhen municipal government, and hosted by Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd., commonly referred to as DJI. Last year's campaign attracted 228 teams, over 7,000 participants from 160 universities. Beyond the arena, it is also an innovative attempt to provide college students with the chance to combine theory with practice outside the classroom.

Sources from the University News Center and the RoboMasters 2017
Translated and compiled by Xu Peimu
Edited by Xu Peimu and Deng Langchu