Robocon India

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Robocon India 2013
Robocon India 2010

Robocon (short for Robotic Contest) is organised by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), a collection of over 20 countries of Asia Pacific Region. NHK, Japan had already been organising such contests at national level and also became the host of the first ABU Robocon in 2002. Since then, every year one of the member broadcasters hosts this international event.

Robocon India 2009 View of Arena

The broadcasters of each participant country are responsible for conduct of their national contests to select the team which will represent their country in the International Contest. Teams from Engineering and Technological colleges are eligible for participation. Participating Teams are expected to design and fabricate their own robots and organize their teams including an Instructor, Team Leader, Manual Robot Operator and an Automatic Robot Operator.

National Contest[edit]

On the way to arena.. to fight!!

Doordarshan, the national public service broadcaster organises National Robocon event every year and the winning team gets an opportunity to represent India at the international competition. First Robocon was held in 2002, in which only 3 teams had participated at IIT Kanpur. Going from strength to strength, this number has reached 66 in Indian National Robocon 2012 held at the Boxing Arena of Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune.

View of Robocon 2010 arena

Mumbai Kendra of Doordarshan has been organising National Robocon since 2005 with support from co hosts MIT Group of Educational Institutes. The initiative was taken by Mr Mukesh Sharma, the Director of Doordarshan Kendra Mumbai and Dr Sunil Karad, Executive Director of MIT Group of Institutions Pune, with approval of Dr Vishwanath D Karad, Founding Director General of MIT Group Pune.

Every year finals of Robocon India are held on First Saturday of March. The best engineering institutes across the country compete with each other for the honour of representing Indian National team at the International version of the competition for 3 gruelling days. Elimination rounds are held on days preceding the First Saturday of March. This routine schedule been fixed in India through mutual consultations of participating colleges and Doordarshan of India. International Contests are held in August every year when the national contests of all the countries have been completed and their representatives selected. The host country has the privilege of fielding two teams. India hosted its first international contest in August 2008 in the MIT Sports grounds, Pune. In 2014 again, India hosted the international contest on August 24. For last four years the National Robotics Championship has been organized in the famous Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Balewadi, Pune by a joint collaboration of Doordarshan and Maharashtra Institute of Technology Academy Of Engineering (MITAOE), Alandi, Pune.

Being the leading broadcaster in India, Doordarshan has been instrumental in providing wide coverage and public reach to Robocon.

Recent Competitions[edit]

Robocon India 2017[edit]

The National ABU Robocon 2017 took place in the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Krida Sankul, Pune on 2-4 March 2017. The contest theme has been declared as "Asobi : The Landing Disc”. College of Engineering, Pune won the National ABU Robocon 2017 Contest. Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, was the first runner-up.[1]

Robocon India 2016[edit]

The National ABU Robocon 2016 took place in the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Krida Sankul, Pune on 3-5 March 2016. The theme for Robocon 2016 has been declared as 'Chai-Yo : Clean Energy Recharging the World'. Vadodara Institute of Engineering, Vadodara won the National ABU Robocon 2016 Contest.[2]

Robocon India 2015[edit]

The National ABU Robocon 2015 took place in the Badminton Hall of the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune on 7 March 2015. The theme for Robocon 2015 has been declared by Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI) as "Robomintion: Badmintion Robo-Game".[3] Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Gujarat won the National ABU Robocon 2015 Contest. Krishna Institute Of Engineering And Technology (KIET), Ghaziabad were the first runner ups.

Robocon India 2014[edit]

The National ABU Robocon 2014 was held in the Badminton Hall of the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune on the 6, 7 & 8 March 2014. The theme for Robocon 2014 declared by MITAOE was "A SALUTE TO PARENTHOOD". Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Gujarat won the National Contest while Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai were the First Runner-up. Both these Institutes got the chance to represent India in the International Contest. MIT Robocon Tech Team representing Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune were the Second Runner-up.

The International ABU Robocon 2014 was held in India.Lạc Hồng University, Vietnam won the International ABU Robocon 2014 held at Balewadi, Pune.

Robocon India 2013[edit]

The National ABU Robocon 2013 was held in the Badminton Hall of the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune. MIT Tech Team from Maharashtra Institute of Technology won the contest and represented India in the international contest.

The International ABU Robocon 2013 was held in Danang, Vietnam. The Theme for Robocon 2013 declared by VTV was "The Green Planet". The International ABU Robocon 2013 was won by Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan.

Robocon India 2012[edit]

The National ABU Robocon 2012 was held in the Boxing Arena of The Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune. MIT Tech Team from Maharashtra Institute of Technology won the contest and represented India in the international contest.

The Theme for Robocon 2012 declared by Hong Kong, "Peng On Dai Gat". It was won by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

Robocon India 2011[edit]

Robocon 2011

The Theme for Robocon 2011 declared by Thailand was Krathong, Lighting Happiness with Friendship.

It was won by Institute of Technology, Nirma University and this institute got a chance to represent India at International Robocon 2011. The winner was Dhurakij Pundit University coming from Thailand.

Robocon India 2010.[edit]

Robocon 2010 Winner: MIT, Pune

The Theme for Robocon 2010 declared by Egypt was Robo-Pharaohs Build Pyramids. It was won by MIT Robocon Tech Team from MIT Pune.[4]

Robocon India 2009[edit]

Theme of Kago, the traditional Japanese palanquin, carried by human beings replaced by robots. It was won by IIT Madras.

Robocon India 2008[edit]

Robocon India 2008

The Theme for Robocon2008 declared by India was Govinda, a traditional Indian Deity who used to play earthly games by capturing Butter/Cheese from heads of Gopis.

It was won by Institute of Technology, Nirma University. Runner-up was MIT Robocon Tech Team from MIT Pune. Both team got to represent India in ABU Robocon as host country gets an opportunity to be represented by two teams.[5]

Robocon India 2007[edit]

The domestic contest was won by IIT Delhi.

Robocon India 2006[edit]

The domestic contest was won by Institute of Technology, Nirma University.

Robocon India 2003[edit]

The domestic contest was won by Institute of Technology, Nirma University.

Robocon India 2002[edit]

The domestic contest was won by Institute of Technology, Nirma University.

Results[edit]

Year Host city Host Broadcaster Theme Grand Prix National Winner Indian Contest Co Organised by
2002 Tokyo, Japan NHK Reach for the Top of Mt. Fuji Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology India Institute of Technology, Nirma University IIT Kanpur
2003 Bangkok, Thailand MCOT Takraw Space Conqueror Thailand Sawangdandin Industrial and Community Education College India Institute of Technology, Nirma University Nirma University, Ahmendabad
2004 Seoul, South Korea KBS Reunion of Separated Lovers, Gyeonwoo & Jiknyeo Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology India VESIT, Mumbai Nirma University, Ahmendabad
2005 Beijing, China CCTV Climb on the Great Wall Light the Holy Fire Japan University of Tokyo India IIT Bombay MIT, Kothrud Pune
2006 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia RTM Building the World’s Tallest Twin Tower Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology India Institute of Technology, Nirma University MIT, Kothrud Pune
2007 Hanoi, Vietnam VTV Halong Bay Discovery China Xi'an Jiaotong University India IIT, Delhi MIT, Kothrud Pune
2008 India Pune, India Doordarshan Govinda China Xi'an Jiaotong University India Institute of Technology, Nirma University[5] MIT, Kothrud Pune
2009 Japan Tokyo, Japan NHK Travel Together for the Victory Drums China Harbin Institute of Technology India IIT Madras MITSOT,Pune & MITAOE
2010 Egypt Cairo, Egypt ERTU Robo-Pharaohs built pyramids China University of Electronic Science and Technology of China India MIT Robocon Tech Team[4] MITAOE
2011 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand MCOT Loy Krathong, Lightning Happiness with friendship Thailand Dhurakij Pundit University India Institute of Technology, Nirma University MITAOE
2012 Hong Kong Hong Kong RTHK Peng On Dai Gat (In pursuit of peace and prosperity) China University of Electronic Science and Technology of China India MIT Robocon Tech Team[6] MITAOE
2013 Vietnam Vietnam VTV The Green Planet Japan Kanazawa Institute of Technology India MIT Robocon Tech Team[6] MITAOE
2014 India Pune, India Doordarshan A Salute for Parenthood Vietnam Lac Hong University India Institute of Technology, Nirma University MITAOE
2015 Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Badminton Vietnam Hung Yen University of Technology and Education India Institute of Technology, Nirma University MITAOE
2016 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Modernine TV/MCO Clean Energy Recharging the World Malaysia Universiti Teknologi Malaysia India Vadodara Institute of Engineering, Kotambi Vadodara MITAOE
2017 JapanTokyo, Japan NHK The Landing Disc[7] [to be determined] TBD India College of Engineering, Pune MITAOE

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