Universidad del Valle de México’s Toluca Campus Hosts 10th Mini-Robotics Competition

Students were actively engaged from day one at the 10th Mini-Robotics Competition that took place at Universidad del Valle de México’s Toluca campus. More than 600 students from 24 campuses located throughout Mexico participated.

The Mini-Robotics Competition is a highly competitive event that brings together students from a number of different engineering programs to leverage imagination, creativity and knowledge of robotics. Emotions ran high as students competed in 12 categories that were part of the competition this year.

Rodolfo Aguilar, a student in mechatronics engineering from UVM’s Torreón campus, won first place in the “Humanlike Challenge” category. In this category, robots need to traverse stairs, detect objects and dance. Aguilar perfected his robotic creation over a period of more than four months. “It is highly satisfying to see my work and dedication recognized. Creating a robot is a demanding task and competing against top UVM students is very challenging, but fortunately, I came out on top,” commented Aguilar.

A sumo and mini sumo competition consists of two different robots trying to push each other off a circular platform. The category was won after two rounds of competition by Alberto Hernández, Rodrigo Vizcaya and Alberto José Ineza, students from UVM’s Toluca campus.  

The Mini-Robotics Competition is the most important engineering competition at UVM and is open to students from all semesters and concentrations. The competition seeks to create a space for students to put their academic knowledge to the test.