The Peking University College of Engineering robot team took the top prize at the 10th Korea Intelligent Robot Contest after competing in the four-day competition.
Held in Pohang, South Korea, the event took place from September 18-21, attracting 60 teams from countries all over the world.
Master’s students Wei Zhao, Yonghui Hu, Yingbo Zhou, and Kexu Zou from the PKU Intelligent Control Laboratory took the top prize and earned a reward of 7 million won.
The robot used by the PKU team was amphibious and had an excellent ability to adjust to different environments by automatically shifting between movement patterns.
On land, this robot can walk in various patterns, enabling it to walk steadily in complex non-structural environments and adjust to complex terrain. Underwater, the robot’s four “legs” turn into four flipping “wings,” increasing the robot’s efficiency, flexibility, and stealth. The robot can be used to perform tasks such as exploration and operation in marshes or inshore areas. They will likely play an important role in landing operations in the future.