Title: DD-Robocon 2021: Giving wings to robotics!
Thumbnail: DD-ROBOCON 2021: The place for robot fanatics
Tags: Robotics, ROBOCON, DD-Robocon, Robocon 2021, IIT Delhi, Doordarshan, DD, Robots
Tweet text: .@iitdelhi held the DD-Robocon 2021 and is gearing to host the event next year too. Prof. SK Saha talks in depth about the event. Watch here.
How would it be to get a platform that lets you showcase your talents? Amazing, right?
Robocon, a robotic contest, is organized by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), a collection of over 20 countries of the Asia Pacific Region. Since 2002, every year one of the member broadcasters hosts this international event. This year, China is hosting the event.
The national-level contest concluded successfully and was hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in collaboration with Doordarshan.
60 teams participated in Stage I of the contest which was held online, amid the pandemic. Here is what Prof. SK Saha, Senior Prof at IIT Delhi had to say about it.
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The broadcasters of each participant country are responsible for the conduct of their national contest, to select the team which will represent their country in the International Contest. Doordarshan rose to the occasion.
Director, IIT Delhi, Prof. V Ramgopal Rao recently said that Robots are going to be a part of our lives. And indeed it’s true! We have seen how robots have been coming in handy during the covid times.
The participating teams are expected to design and fabricate their own robots and organize their teams including an Instructor, Team Leader, Manual Robot Operator, and Automatic Robot Operator.
ROBOCON facilitates employability, making the youth fit for the industry and job, in addition to supporting innovation. The Prof also says that Television has a role to play in this. Let’s know how?
Next year, India will be hosting the International event, ABU Robocon in New Delhi. Let’s hear from the Prof. himself what it means for the country.
The Winner of DD-Robocon2021, Nirma University will be representing India in China on Oct. 12, 2021 for the online ABU Robocon 2021. Here’s wishing them the best from India.