Previous challengers have struggled to succeed in the competition.
"Robots have become an integral part of our lives in recent years, and we all encounter them in school, at work and in our leisure."
"I compete for Mongolia. I don't compete for Iran ... I play sports. I have always been an athlete, never political," Mollaei told Israeli public broadcaster Kan.
Who’s up, who’s down, who’s in, who’s out this year?
For the first time being held in Israel, the competition is sponsored globally by Pegasus Tech Ventures and organized locally in Israel by Tech It Forward.
About 100 startups applied for the competition, and the seven judges met with 58 of them before choosing the finalists.
Students of Food engineering and Biotechnology beat out other European universities in science competition.
Other countries without ties with Israel such as Indonesia and Malaysia have also expressed interest in coming, should they qualify in the upcoming tournament for their region.