Six teams - four from Duy Tan University and two others from the Ha Tinh Vocational College of Technology - will represent the central and Central Highlands regions to compete at the final round of the 2014 Robocon Vietnam Contest.

They defeated 14 other teams after 18 fixtures during the three-day qualifying round in Da Nang city, which concluded on April 5. The winners were the machines that could best perform certain tasks.

Qualifiers in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City will pick 32 out of 160 teams for the final round from May 5-11 in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

The final winner will join the Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon), scheduled to take place in India this August.

The ABU Robocon is an Asian Oceanian College robot competition founded in 2002 by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

Over the past three consecutive years, Vietnamese teams have finished second in the ABU Robocon competition.-VNA