MEXICO CITY Ė Students from the National Polytechnic Institute, or IPN, the Benemerita Autonomous University of Puebla and the Advanced Technology Institute in Poza Rica, Veracruz, won first place for Mexico at the 2015 RobotChallenge in Vienna, Austria, the IPN said.
RobotChallenge is one of the biggest international robotics competitions in Europe and has been held annually since 2004, the IPN said in a statement.
The IPN team won six of the nine gold, silver and bronze medals up for grabs, taking on 150 teams from more than 40 countries, including Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Austria, Switzerland and China.
IPNís team swept the micro robot category and took the gold in the nano class, as well as gold and silver in the Mini Sumo category with the Daka robot developed with the Robotics Club at the Advanced Mechanical and Electrical Engineering School-Zacatenco Unit and Robusto, a robot created by the Mini Robotics Club.
Benemerita Autonomous University of Puebla students won three medals, while the Advanced Technology Institute team took home three medals.
Italy finished second in the medal count and Russia, Romania and Latvia tied for third place.