By David Nakayama, DET Corp Comms
Bangkok, Thailand, July 24-25, 2021- Delta Thailand sponsored Thai student teams from top universities in Thailand to join the 7th Delta Cup, held virtually for the first time. Three teams passed the semifinal contest and won prizes.
This year’s Delta Cup theme is “Seeking Smart IIoT Talents” and offers three tracks: “Innovative Machines”, “Smart Factory” and “Better Future Living”. Delta Cup’s goal is to inspire passion among young talents for automation technology by strengthening their design, programming, and debugging skills while integrating theory with practice.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Delta Cup was virtual this year. The three winning Thai teams competed against 100 teams from around the world to win the following awards for their innovative automation projects:
1. Grand Prize: Calamari Team from Mahidol University
This team’s project is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Flood Prevention Protocol Solution that uses machine learning with a hidden Markov model and the Delta SCADA industrial monitoring and control software.
2. Third Prize: JENO Team from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
The team’s project, Tiny Carrier Robot, is an automated control system that transports necessary supplies including food, medicine and medical instruments to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection from human-to-human contact. It features QR code scan functions and communication between Delta industrial automation devices including Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI).
3. Third Prize: Maew Maew Sweety Team from Kasetsart University.
The team’s project is an automated delivery customer service system for restaurants to maintain social distancing. Delta’s PLC, HMI and servo industrial automation devices support the system’s main functions.
Since 2016, Delta Thailand sponsored prize-winning teams from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and King Mongkut’s University of Technology campuses in North Bangkok (KMUTNB) and in Thonburi (KMUTT). Delta Automation Labs and Delta Cup as part of our commitment to develop society and support Thailand’s competitiveness in the Industry 4.0 Era.
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