Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Thailand Robot Pageant Announced

MCOT to organize nationwide robot contest

BANGKOK, Apr 20 (TNA) – MCOT Public Company Limited (MCOT) is to organize a ‘Technology Street’ in June, the highlight of which will be a nationwide robot contest based on the theme of climbing the Great Wall of China.

Announcing the event today, MCOT President Mingkwan Sangsuwan said that the ‘Technology Street’ would run from 25-26 June at the IMPACT Arena in Muang Thong Thani of Nonthaburi Province on the outskirts of Bangkok, and would include exhibitions of robot technology and technological innovations from educational institutions across the Thailand.

The ABU robot contest will, meanwhile, see teams from colleges and universities competing for a trophy from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and a cash prize of Bt150,000.

The winning team will go on to compete in the 4th ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest, to be held in the Chinese capital of Beijing.

Describing the ‘Technology Street’ as an opportunity for young people to learn more about science and technology, Mr. Mingkwan said that it would also encourage Thai youths to make new technological innovations, and thus help support the development of Thailand’s industrial sector in the future.

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