This is the second time that the International Robotics Challenge has been held in Uzbekistan as part of the InnoWeek Project. The competition was organized by the Ministry of Innovation Development with the assistance of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The main goal of the International Robotics Challenge is to collaborate in the development of robotics with different countries, to increase the interest of youth in sportive and educational robotics, and to raise the prestige of engineering professions.
The competition was attended by amateurs of radio engineering and robotics in two age categories: from 9 to 17 years (Junior) and from 17 to 23 years (Senior) from 26 foreign countries including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Sudan, Nigeria, Russia, and others. Students from technical study centers called JustRobotics, Robokids, ArtelSchool, Nobelis and other innovative schools participated on behalf of Uzbekistan. The competition was held in 3 stages in five categories: Robo-Sumo Senior, Robo Football Senior, Robo-Sumo Junior, Waste Sort Out and Kegel Ring.
At the first stage of the competition, a selection was made among participants from the regions and the capital of Uzbekistan, which was held from October 23 to 27 at the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent and the Korean Yeoju Technical Institute. According to the results of the competition, 68 teams were selected from 168 teams, which received a ticket to participate in the international competition.
Stage 2 of the competition was held from October 29 to 30 at the “Uzexpocenter” NEC, where participants of Uzbekistan had the opportunity to compete with participants from other foreign countries. The teams with the highest scores moved on to the next stage of the competition.