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Nowadays robots and automation have played significant roles not only in the development of economic and industrial sectors but also in all other sectors that people cannot live without i.e. medical care, education, entertainment and security. Every year a large number of robots and automation are imported into Thailand to be used in those essential sectors. With the increasing demand for this technology, it’s time for Thailand to boost robot design projects and contests which hopefully will lead to the manufacture of robots for commercial purposes.
Thanks to the success of many Thai student teams in the international robot contests in these past years, robots and automation have received much greater attention from Thai youngsters. The National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University have seen this as a great opportunity to encourage Thai students to focus their study and activity in this area. In 2007, Thailand was the host of an international robot contest - the IDC Robocon 2007. This was an excellent opportunity for Thai students to put their knowledge into practice and also to learn to work as team with their teammates who come from leading universities abroad.
In order to make Thai students ready for the next Robocon contests, the Robot Design Contest, RDC, has continuously been organized by using the same concept and criteria as those of the IDC Robcon.
For the past year, the RDC joined hands with Chulalongkorn University, Chiang Mai University, Suranaree University of Technology and Prince Songkla University in organizing the regional RDC to encourage both university and vocational students to join the activity.
The major goal of RDC is to provide Thai students with an opportunity to learn more from the activities outside classes, to develop their ideas, abilities and skills and be able to put their knowledge and skills into use through robot design contests and finally through further research projects that will lead to the manufacture of robots for industrial and commercial purposes.
- To systematically train and create personnel in the fields of robots and automation to cope with the expansion of industrial, agricultural, medical, military and servicing sectors
- To encourage and provide an opportunity for students in different regions of Thailand to gain more knowledge and experiences from the contests at various levels
- To establish the regional and national networks of co-operation among academic institutions in developing Thai students’ knowledge and skills systematically
- To publicize the contest to people in general to draw their attention to robot innovations and their applications on environmental issues
The Goals of the Project
- For contestants to be able to apply their knowledge in engineering and advanced technology to design and create robots that can give solutions to the problems of the industrial sector
- To emphasize on the further development of a design into a prototype that eventually can be put into use in the business and industrial sectors
- To publicize the design that wins the first prize award to stimulate young people’s interest by organizing Robot Camps, Robot Contests or by offering courses on programming to interested persons in order to create personnel who have potential to make innovations in the fields of robots and automation in Thailand