A Peruvian team from the Universidad Católica San Pablo (UCSP) in Arequipa represented Peru in the robotics world cup “Robocup 2018” in Canada and won the prize for “Best Innovation” in the category Rescue Line Junior.
After beating teams from countries such as Iran, Australia, South Korea, Germany, China, and others, Peru achieved first place in this category of the competition.
Rescue Line is a test that consists of developing a robot that’s capable of following a black line while overcoming different types of obstacles, such as ramps, debris and others to locate, rescue and transport silver and black-colored balls, representing victims, to an evacuation point.
The robot designed by the Star Ov Larvic of the Robotics Club of the Universidad Católica San Pablo had the peculiarity of having three brains or mini computers with artificial vision, said Andina News Agency on Monday.
“The director of the Robotics Club of the UCSP, Dennis Barrios, said that this drew the attention of the qualifying jury, as well as the technique developed by the students, who began to work on the project in November of last year with the advice of teachers from the university”, wrote Andina.
Peru has participated in this international event since 2013 winning several awards in different categories. This, said Andina, shows the interest of young people in Peru for technology, even if it is not developed in the country.