The V ASTI Robotics Challenge Final will be held this Saturday, 5 June, at the Burgos Human Evolution Museum. After the virtual edition that had to be held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on June 5, 80 teams from all over Spain will meet in the capital of Burgos during the most important robotics festival of its kind in the country. Promoted by the ASTI Foundation, the ASTI Robotics Challenge is a program meant to foster STEM talent and to identify innovative solutions and business opportunities in the field of collaborative mobile robotics by means of challenges.

There are two levels of competitors in the challenge (one level that includes high school students and middle-level vocational training students and a second level that includes higher-level vocational training students, university students, and markers). In September, each participant received a Raspberry Pi or Arduino board for free, and those participating in the final challenge also got a maximum of 100 euros for materials for building their robot.

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Image: Robotics Challenge 2019

After months of work, the semi-finals were held in March and on next Saturday the semi-finalists will be in Burgos with 15 teams to face the finals of the ASTI Robotics Challenge. The challenges are developed by the R&D&I team at ASTI Mobile Robotics and must be overcome by the finalists, who also must explain their developments before a panel of judges, as well as a full project from the points of view of marketing, timeline planning, and financing.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the restrictions related thereto, this year we are going to broadcast live online via:
https://streaming.astichallenge.com.

The partners in this project who work alongside the ASTI Foundation are: ASTI Mobile Robotics; Human Evolution Museum; Obra Social La Caixa; PPG, DELTA MOTION;  IFM, SICK; RS Components; FM Logistic; Insercad; Maxom motor; GMV; Orbel; Exide ; SAGE; Blickle; ER-SOFT; TecnoPower, Contaval; Cableados Juez; Kabel.