The Inter University Robotics Competition 2016, organized by Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) Robotics Club, successfully ended on Saturday of this week. The daylong programme, where more than 35 government and private universities, and colleges took part had a total of 233 teams, divided in 7 different categories. The categories included Line Follower Race, Poster Presentation, Project Show, Robo Fight, Robot Olympiad, Rubik’s Cube and Quad Copter Challenge. The competition was open to all but entry to the event required filling out an online registration form.
In the Line Follower Race, participants had to go through a specific track as fast as possible to defeat their opponents. Team Robo Express from Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) won this section of the competition. Robo Fight was one of the more interesting segments of the event. 30 teams, from various universities and colleges took part in this section of the competition. Robo Extreme from MIST and Nihza-2 from IUB were the joint winners of this category. In the Rubik’s Cube challenge, participants were given a Rubik’s Cube to complete as fast as possible in order to win. Humayun Robin emerged as the victor in this category.
Next up was the Project Show, where both, university and college students were tasked with presenting their individual innovative ideas for a panel of judges to rate their individual presentations. Team Infinity from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) and Dristy from Dhaka University (DU) tied for first place amongst the university level teams, and Methane Detector, from Dhaka College, and Accident Preventing Launch, from Rajuk Uttara Model College also tied for first place, from the college level teams, respectively.
The Quad Copter Challenge, where participants were tasked with completing a 100-meter airborne race was by far the most exciting part of the entire event. In the end, only one team successfully completed the race; the winner of the Quad Copter Challenge was Rotor for Hope from Cambrian School & College.
The competition finally came to an end with the Poster Presentation segment. Internal Controller Surveillance Robot from MIST emerged as winners in this category.
Shyam Sunder Sikder, secretary, ICT Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunication and Information Technology was present as the chief guest at the event, while, Dr Muhammaed Zafar Iqbal, head, Department of CSE, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology was also present as the special guest. Alongside them, Goccham E Haider, counselor, MIST Robotics Club, and Chief Patron Brig. General Sohail Hossain Khan, director R&D wing were also responsible for making Robolution a success.