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Warsaw University of Technology rewarded at the International Robot Competition Sumo Challenge

Members of the Robotics Student Research Group together with Melson during the Sumo Challenge in Łódź, photo: Robotics Student Research Group

Members of the Robotics Student Research Group together with Melson during the Sumo Challenge in Łódź, photo: Robotics Student Research Group

Students from the Robotics Student Research Group at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering won three awards for their humanoid robot Melson.

Their robot was unrivalled in the Humanoid Sprint category – none of its opponents could match its pace. In addition, the humanoid created by the students of the Warsaw University of Technology came second in the Freestyle category, which looks at creativity and innovation, and third in the Humanoid Sumo category, where robots try to knock down their opponents.

The twelfth edition of the International Robot Competition Sumo Challenge was held on 7 December 2019 in Łódź.

Melson added new awards to its recent collection. In November, the robot did a great job at the International Robot Competition RoboChallenge in Romania.

For how Melson works and what makes it different, please refer to our Research – Innovation – Technologies series.