MEXICAN ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT
The Mexican Robotics Tournament (TMR) is organized annually by the Mexican Federation of Robotics AC (FMR) since 2008 in collaboration with some of the most important educational institutions in the country.
These are the institutions that have hosted this tournament:
TMR 2008, UNAM, Mining Palace, Mexico City
TMR 2009, Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Jalisco
TMR 2011, ITAM, Mexico City
TMR 2012, ITESM-CEM, Estado de México
TMR 2013, ITESM-Puebla, Puebla
TMR 2014, UNACAR-Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche
TMR 2015, Facultad de Estudios Superiores de la UNAM, Acatlán, Estado de México
TMR 2016, Polytechnic University of Victoria, Polyforum "Dr. Rodolfo Torre Cantú ", Cd. Victoria
TMR 2017, Colegio Cristóbal Colón, Lomas Verdes, Estado de México
In this 2018 issue, the Tecnológico de Monterrey campus Monterrey Y ProRobótica Foundation of Nuevo León they will be responsible for receiving the participants at TMR 2018 - Monterrey.
As usual, the TMR consists of the categories LARC Standard Educational Kit (SEK), LARC Open Challenge, Beach Cleaners, RoboCup Junior OnStage (formerly Dance), RoboCup Junior Soccer, RoboCup Junior Rescue, RoboCup Humanoid KidSize, Robocup Standard Platform League, Robocup @Home and RoboCup Major Rescue. Some of these categories correspond to compulsory national qualifiers to attend the Latin American Robotics Competition and the RoboCup World Cup.
During the three days of the tournament participants have the opportunity to test their robotic designs applying their knowledge and skills to make decisions and solve theoretical-practical problems of the competition. At the same time they can meet other students from the country and exchange ideas and experiences. Thus, the TMR promotes the integral training of the participants and the creation of future collaborative networks in robotics and related disciplines.
The participation of students of all educational levels (from primary to postgraduate and consolidated research groups) increases year by year. This constant success is possible thanks to the growing interest of the country's student community in robotics issues. Another important role is the accumulated experience of the FMR in the organization of multiple regional, national and international events such as the IEEE Latin American Robotics Competition 2004, the RoboCup World Cup 2012, the Beach and Sea Robot Competition in 2014 and the Winter Schools of Robotics In addition, the decisive commitment of each of the host institutions with the organization of this event and with the education of the country is fundamental.