Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) has carved another achievement in the field of robotics and crowned the grand champion in the Kontes Robot Indonesia (KRI), the national robot contest, on July 3rd, 2022, after snapping five winnings in five out of six categories.
KRI is a reputable annual Indonesian robotic contest for students in the field of robot design and engineering held by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. It offers six contest divisions, including the Indonesian ABU Robot, SAR robot, wheeled-soccer robot, humanoid-soccer robot, dance robot, and thematic robot contest. The 2022 KRI was hosted by ITS and participated by 313 teams from 114 universities.
ITS teams proudly brought home four gold and one bronze medals and several awards in the best strategy for humanoid and the wheeled-robot categories. ITS team IRIS collected the gold medals from the Soccer Robot (Wheeled) Contest category, ICHIRO from the Soccer Robot (Humanoid) Contest category, RIVAL, which won the Thematic Robot Contest category, and RIDER team for the category of ABU Indonesia Robot contest. Meanwhile, the bronze medal was presented by ABINARA-1, which won SAR Robot Contest category.
In addition, IRIS, ICHIRO, and RIDER teams were awarded Best Strategy. Team RIVAL was awarded Best Design. The winning was even more remarkable; it made ITS the grand champion for five consecutive years and brought home the back-to-back trophy.