Two-day robotics contest from July 12Events & Happenings — By The Desk on July 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Sakaal Times: The National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) and the Maharashtra Academy of Engineering (MAE) will organise two-day Skills Olympics in the mobile robotics category, beginning July 12, at the Alandi campus of Maeer’s MIT.
Addressing the media here recently, MAE principal Yogesh Bhalerao said the top two teams would be trained in mobile robotics and one of the team would represent India at the 42nd world skills competition in Leipzig, Germany in July 2013. At present, India participates only in eight categories out of the total 52 in the Skills Olympics.
Bhaleroa said 12 teams comprising two members and a teacher from institutions like the National Institute of Science and Technology, Behrampur, Marathwada Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, and S D M College of Engineering and Technology, Dhavalgiri in Dharwad would participate in the competition.
Mahesh Gaudar, conveyor, said the students would be tested in their ability to construct and programme robots in the competition. The students will also be tested on precision movement, object recognition, sensor fusion and object manipulation.
“The expenses of the team visiting Germany will be borne by the NSDC. Experts will provide rigorous training and guidance to the top two teams and hopefully, the competition will inspire more students to develop and design mobile robots,” Gaudar said.