News 24 Jan 2024
ASOIU hosts "Robot Battle" competition

On January 24, a competition of robots prepared by students, organized by the BA Programs at Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU), took place. The primary goal of the "Robot Battle" competition was to engage robots, the most modern and relevant tools of our time, in a competition to demonstrate their effective operation.

This was the second edition of the "Robot Battle" competition held at ASOIU, and it took place on a larger scale this time. Speaking at the event, Acting Rector of ASOIU, Associate Professor Vazeh Asgarov, discussed not only the importance of students acquiring good knowledge but also the development of their skills and the opportunities provided for the establishment of new startups. He wished success to the participating teams.

In the competition, students from the ZU-040, ZU-041, ZU-041.1, and ZU-04.22 groups, who are studying "Preparation of Bachelors with New Technologies" within the BA Programs, competed with six different teams and their self-prepared robots. After an intense and exciting competition, the "Black Squad" team from the ZU-041.1 group, consisting of third-year students, emerged as the winners. The second and third places were secured by the "Technofeudalists" from the ZU-040 group and the "Hammerhead" teams from the ZU-041 and ZU-041.1 groups, the "Robevo" team from the ZU-04.22 group respectively.

It's worth noting that this renowned competition took place for the first time in the late 1990s in the United States. Subsequently, it gained popularity with television broadcasts under the names "BattleBots" in the United States and "Robot Wars" in the United Kingdom for nearly 10 years. Over the years, the interest in robot combat has increased, and the scope of the competition has expanded. The first Robot Olympics was organized in 1990 in Glasgow, Scotland, by the Turin Institute, featuring robots from various countries. Subsequently, the competition expanded to an international format, taking place in various locations, including Atlanta, San Francisco, the Netherlands, Germany, and more. The competition became truly global in 2002 with the establishment of the Robot Fighting League (RFL) in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, aiming to further enhance the sophistication of robot battles.

It is noteworthy that among the country's universities, ASOIU has taken the lead in initiating such a competition.