Tianjin students sweep international AI mouse maze game

Updated: 2021-04-28

The Chinese team showed overwhelming superiority and clinch all of the medals, after beating teams from India, Australia, Nepal and other countries in the artificial intelligence challenges.

Three students from universities in Tianjin, China's northern city, made the achievement in the International Micromouse Competition held in Mumbai, India on January 4, 2020, as a part of the 23rd Asian Science and Technology Festival.  

Zhang Shuai, student of Tiangong University, was declared champion of the competition. Bai Haochen, student of Tianshi College, was the silver medal winner, and Zheng Bowen, student of Nankai University, won the third place. 


The International Micromouse Competitions are becoming a bridge connecting the world. The challenges of running a micromouse through the maze incorporates knowledge of machinery, electronics, optics, auto controls, artificial intelligence and embedded systems. 

The related software and hardware technologies and artificial intelligence algorithms have wide applications in teaching and scientific research, and can also be used in search and rescue operations of unknown environments, robot route planning, high speed motion control and automatic driving. 



Chinese "micromouse", as an outstanding platform for innovative education, has been introduced to Thailand, India, Indonesia and the rest of world through the Luban Workshop since 2016. It has been well received by teachers and students of the countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. 


Tianjin Second Commercial School signed an agreement with the University of Chichester in Tianjin on Dec 14, 2018, for the Luban Workshop cooperation project. 

The Luban Workshop is recognized as another important measure to spread Chinese culture after the Confucius Institute. 

Tianjin Second Commercial School is the first secondary vocational school in Tianjin to carry out a Luban Workshop project, and marks a new stage for internationalization of Tianjin vocational education. 

The Tianjin Second Commercial School, also known as the Tianjin Cooking Techniques School, is a time-honored secondary vocational school. The school is praised as the top school for cooking techniques in Tianjin, as it has cultivated a large number of culinary talents for society. 

Based on the Belt and Road Initiative, Tianjin Second Commercial School shares outstanding achievements of vocational education with overseas countries. It builds a platform for dialogue and communication between Tianjin Vocational Education and the world. 

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