Pakistan Finishes 3rd at Inaugural OIC Robotics Challenge in Uzbekistan

The 1st Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Robotics Challenge was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 27 October to 31 October.

The event was arranged by COMSTECH, the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the OIC, in collaboration with the OIC General Secretariat, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan.

The OIC Robotics Challenge took place in the UZEXPOCENTRE exhibition center in Tashkent during INNO week to explore innovative ideas.

Competition Details

The competition was divided into two categories; Robo Sumo and Robo Football.

The teams participating in these two categories consisted of three members from 17-23 years of age. Each team had a choice to bring along a manager with them.

More than 400 participants from OIC member states showcased their skills in the competition.

Pakistan’s Participation

Ali Raza of NUST and Usama Naseer of COMSATS represented Pakistan in the Robo Sumo competition.

Moreover, Muhammad Awais Khan, Muhammad Ahmad Ali, Abdul Waqas and Muhammad Ammar Hassan from Lahore Garrison University (LGU) demonstrated their abilities in the Robo Football competition.

Pakistan finished 3rd in the Robo Football competition.

Following are the results of both competitions

Robo Football Results

1st place: Jordan

2nd place: Uzbekistan

3rd place: Pakistan

3rd Placed Team Pakistan of LGU at the Robo Football Competition

Robo Sumo Results

1st place: Tajikistan

2nd place: Kyrgyzstan

3rd place: Uzbekistan

Yasar Ayaz, Central Project Director / Chairman – National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI), Pakistan, at the Robo Sumo Competition

The participants of the OIC Robotics Challenge were accorded with a guided tour of the INNOWEEK as well.