The Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) is a robot competition, founded in 2002 by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. It was started for university, college and polytechnic students in the Asia-Pacific region. In the competition robots compete to complete a task within a period of time. It happens under a common set of rules. 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
Each year the competition has different topics, but generally two or more robots must be used to complete the tasks. One of the robots would be manually controlled while the others are automatic. In order to build the robots, contestants, who are restricted to be undergraduate students, must possess rich knowledge in programming, mechanical design and electronic circuit design.