The Robocon 2004 local competition organized by RTHK was held on 20 June 2004 at the Hong Kong Coliseum. A total of twelve teams (including 3 teams from HKU, 4 teams from CUHK, 3 teams from HKUST and 2 teams from CityU) entered into the competition. After twelve exciting games in the first round of the competition, the three teams from the University of Hong Kong, named ‘Alpha’, ‘Beta’ and ‘Gamma’, have all gained a place in the quarter final. After two further heated rounds of contest, only the Alpha- and Gamma-teams, both from HKU, were left to face each other in the final. The Alpha-team had the upper hand and won the championship while the Gamma-team became the 1st runner-up. The Alpha-team will represent Hong Kong in the Asian Pacific Robocon competition to be held in September 2004 in Korea. They will be working hard in the coming months to improve their robots. The Beta-team should be congratulated for winning the Best Artistic Design Award.