President meets members of First Runner Up at ABU Robocon 2021Society
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A team of Mongolian students won the First Runner Up at the ABU Robocon 2021 contest, virtually organized last December in China. By doing so, it further solidified Mongolia’s achievement at the international Robocon contest in 2019.
Today, January 21, President U. Khurelsukh congratulated members of the team studying at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the Mongolian National Defense University (MNDU), who represented the country in the contest.
The President said he hopes that the competition will surely develop children and youth’s engineering mindset, increase their desire to study in the field, and consequently, Mongolia will have the best engineers in the future.
21 teams from 11 countries including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia competed at the 20th ABU Robocon. A team from Indonesia won the Grand Prix, followed by the Mongolian team from MUST led by Ts. Khurelbaatar, and a team from China, respectively. The game of the contest 2021 was based on the traditional Chinese game ‘pitch-pot’ or throwing arrows to a pot.
ABU Robocon 2019 was organized in Ulaanbaatar by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union in collaboration with Mongolian National Broadcasting (MNB) under the auspices of Prime Minister U. Khurelsukh.
The MNB's ‘Young Inventor’ program, which has been suspended for some period of time, is planned to be aired again from this year under the auspices of the President of Mongolia.