The final of the 9th University Mechanical Innovation Competition (UMIC), themed under “Smart Home, Domestic Bliss”, was held at Southwest Jiaotong University from November 20th to November 22nd. Students from 678 universities from 30 provinces (including municipalities directly under the Central Government and autonomous regions) participated in the competition and a total of 4719 qualified projects were received in the preliminary session. Students of SJTU won 3 first prizes (the highest award in the competition) and 2 second prizes.
The three SJTU projects that won the first prize are “Intelligent Nursing Bed for Senior Citizens”, “Ice Hockey Robot-an Intelligent Assistant for Exercise at Home”, and “Intelligent Shoe Cabinet with an Auxiliary Device for Wearing Shoes”. The two projects that won the second prize are “‘Give a Hand’-an Auxiliary Device for Carrying Heavy Things Upstairs and Downstairs”, and “Domestic Intelligent Painter-a Servo Drawing System”.
The school-level selection of projects in SJTU was led by the School of Mechanical Engineering and guided by the Youth League Committee of SJTU. The competition lasted nearly one year. During the preparation, experts and professors were invited to provide guidance and support for students. In the final round of the national competition, SJTU students showed their talent and won glory for their alma mater with excellent innovation projects and onstage performance.