Engineering students from more than a dozen Japanese universities have tested their skills and creativity in an annual NHK robot contest.
The 18 finalist teams gathered in Tokyo. Each of them brought a set of parent and child robots they created to compete under the theme: “A Salute to Parenthood.”
Two teams squared off against each other to see who could steer their robots faster through a mock playground.
The parent robot was required to guide its child to bob up and down on a seesaw, climb a jungle gym and navigate 2 other types of playing equipment. The time limit was 3 minutes.
Robots from Nagoya Institute of Technology proved to be the best pair. The team will vie for the world title at the Asia-Pacific Robot Contest to be held in India in August.