A team of researchers headed by Tzuu-Hseng S. Li, Professor of Electrical Engineering Department, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), has bagged the first prize and an award of NT$400,000 in the 2010 National Robot Competition. They had developed Sting, an intelligent robot with strong robotic arms.
The contest was hosted by HIWIN Technologies and Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs. The NCKU research team members include Tzuu-Hseng S. Li and six master and doctoral students.
Tzuu-Hseng S. Li has stated that robots will form an integral part of the future household. He mentioned that the axles of the multi-tasking Sting robot are powered by a couple of motors, offering increased adaptability and strength to the robotic arms.
Chen-Yu Yu, Student of the NCKU Department of Electrical Engineering, has stated that since the intelligent robots are deployed to perform several household chores, their research primarily focused on adaptability for making the robot arms to carry out several tasks of human arms.
The height of the Sting robot measures 140 cm and its arms feature 10 DC servo motors. The length of each arm measures 60cm. The robot weighs 35 kg and can hold up to 2 kg of weight.
Various categories featured in the National Robot Contest include lifting, dancing, brushing and segregating, aimed at analyzing adaptability, stability and lifting capacity of the robot arms
Robotics Association Taiwan organized the National Robotics Competition and the co-organizer was Precision Machinery Research Development Center. This center is focused on combining three significant themes of security robots, intelligent robots and intelligent machinery arms and to support inventions and promote the development of robot segment of Taiwan.