FNA – An Iranian robotic team from East Azarbaijan province won the second place in the RoboCup Asia Pacific (RCAP) drone category.
The six-strong team of East Azerbaijan province (SRL) in Northwestern Iran won the second title in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) section of the competitions.
Firefighting, police, and underwater explorer robots that operate in waters as deep as 100m, are among the robots manufactured by the Iranian students and researchers in the RoboCup competitions.
Also, a robotic team from Qazvin Azad University of Iran won the first place in the industrial robots category at the 2nd RoboCup Asia Pacific in Kish Island, Southern Iran.
Another Iranian team, from the Southeastern province of Kerman, finished second in the competitions, while the team from Singapore ranked the third.
In the home robots section, Malaysia ranked first.
The team from Qazvin also won in RoboCup Soccer category, defeating the team from Japan.
In small size robots category, Tehran University team stood on the first place.
Qazvin University also grabbed the first title in RoboCup Rescue and the Humanoid categories.
RoboCup Asia Pacific (RCAP) is a super-regional headquarter representing the RoboCup Federation coordinating RoboCup activities in the Asia Pacific region. RCAP headquarter is located in Singapore.
Iran has made huge progress in different sciences and technologies in recent years.
In relevant remarks in June, Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari underlined that Iran’s international ranking in science production had risen from 34th to 16th.
“Iran ranks first in West Asia in terms of science output with the number of its college students rising to 4.8 million from 2.4 million,” Sattari said, addressing the second Iran-Europe Cooperation Conference in Brussels, Belgium.
He reiterated that Iran had made great progress in the fields of biotechnology, renewable energy, nanotechnology and stem cells.
Sattari said that there were 47 million internet users in Iran who constitute nearly half of the total Internet users in the Middle East, and added, “Iran ranks first in the Middle East for production of biological drugs.”
He said that Iran had one of the most successful biotech companies with young and skilled staff aged 33 on the average which exported biological drugs to 10 countries, Sattari said.
Of 39 technology parks existing in Iran, Paris Park is one of the largest in West Asia which houses 200 companies and some of them export advanced technological products, he added.