Cambodia to be Official Host of ABU Robocon 2023
Updated: Oct 4, 2022
The Ministry of Information of Cambodia will officially become the host of the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) to be held in August 2023 with the participation of some 20 countries.
H.E. Khim Vuthy, Director General of the National Television of Cambodia (TVK), virtually received the ABU Robocon flag from India, the host of ABU Robocon 2022, yesterday.
“Cambodia is proudly to host the ABU Robocon, a historical event, in 2023,” the ministry said.
Cambodia is planning a game of ‘Robots sprinkle flowers on Angkor Wat Temple’ or ‘Robots toss rings at a pole’, the combination of Cambodia’s blessing dance and the popular game of coin toss.
The ABU Robocon is an Asian-Oceanian college robot competition, founded in 2002 by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. In the competition robots compete to complete a task within a set period of time.
The contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar interests who will lead their countries in the 21st century, as well as help advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region.
Cambodia has participated in the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest since 2017, but has organised its national Robocon since 2014. The Kingdom has won best idea award and special award in 2017, 2nd runner-up and special award in 2018, and 5th award and special award in 2020.