Robotics OlympiadTM is a Championship which arises from a vision of building the most rigorous and diverse competition series in Robotics for School students in India.
In its 2nd edition, Robotics Olympiad 2015 (RO 15) introduces Programming on the AUROVI Robot platform along with India's first ever one-of-its-kind Humanoid Robot competition for schools. It shall also have students competing with their technical, analytical & managerial skills over Terrestrial & Aqua robotic disciplines.
India will form the nerve-center of this mega-event where teams from 12+ cities across the country shall start competing in the city rounds beginning from the 15th August, 2014, to win the title of “City champions” and progress to the “Grand Finale” in Mumbai scheduled from 23rd to 26th January 2015.
The Final event will be one of the biggest of its kind in India. Awards in medals & trophies along with rewards in cash & kinds will be presented to the winning teams. Additionally, the participating students & institutes will receive immense knowledge & experience too.
Robotics Olympiad also aspires to encourage participation from girls to persuade the field of Technology, especially Robotics. In this pursuit we have taken a step to enhance the same by rewarding girl participants.
There will be nationwide contests and competitions related to Robotics Technology to infuse the passion amongst the young minds. Robotics Olympiad aims at building a stronger Technical expertise amongst the young enthusiasts of today to foster them for bigger innovations in future.
Robotics Olympiad endeavours to be the biggest competition across all disciplines which include Terrestrial, Aquatic, Humanoid and Autonomous Robots. New Robots & competition types will be introduced every year, few of which being quad-copters & smart-phone controlled Robots in the coming editions.
Robotics Olympiad is organized by Techno Gravity Solutions which is an Education, Lab & Technical Solutions Company which has been in the field of Robotics & Embedded systems since 2008. Robotics Olympiad is supported by EDUPRIME Technologies (P) Ltd., the inventors of PRIME curriculum for schools. PRIME curriculum is a methodological learning system that connects Physics, Mathematics, Information Technology and Engineering using Robots.
Registration & Participation
Registration & Participation is Free :)
Who Can Register?
Schools affiliated to any board can register in Robotics Olympiad. Each school will have a Registration code. School has to then nominate 3 teams, consisting of 3 members each, to the event who will go through a Screening round before entering the Boot Camp.
Wild Card entries will also be accepted through various promotional activities.
How to Register?
A school can register through any of the Affiliates of RO ’15 across India. A school can even register through Zonal Officers, as listed in RO ‘15 Contact page. A Letter of Intent (LOI) has to be submitted to the RO Team along with Team Registration Form.
Who can nominate?
Nomination of 3 teams can be undertaken by any full-time authority of the school.
Rules of Nomination
- A school can nominate maximum 3 Teams to the competition.
- Team Members have to be between 3rd and 9th std.
- Each Team has to pass an Entrance Test to reach the Screening Round.
- Each Team can participate in only 1 category; in its respective 2 competitions.
- Each Team must consist of not more than 3 student members.
- Each Team needs to have 1 Team-Coordinator (TCO), who is a staff member of the School.
- Individuals or teams cannot register in the Olympiad without the authority/approval of the school they study in.
- Parents cannot register their children in Olympiad without the authority/approval of the school they study in.
- Individuals who wish to participate need to contact their Schools to contact us for the same. We will be more than happy :)
General Participation Rules
- Maximum 60 Teams will be able to participate in the Screening Round in each City.
- Maximum 32 Teams will qualify from Screening Round to Boot camp in each City. - Only 1st placed Team in each competition from City rounds will qualify for the Finale. If the 1st placed team does not confirm participation in the Finale, then the 2nd placed team will get a chance.
Robotics Olympiad will have 4 Kits in its 2nd edition.
1 for each category, covering at least 2 disciplines of competition in Robotics viz. Terrestrial & Aquatic. 3 Kits will be used for competitions on ground surface & 1 Kit will be used for competition in water.
The Humanoid called "Hubo" is an exciting robot platform that has 16 degrees of freedom for movement of the body. It is a human-like Robot that can be built and programmed with amazing skill-sets. Controlled using a wireless Remote as well as consisting of autonomous operations, it can demonstrate various dynamic actions such as walking, running, kicking, standing on head, dancing, do martial arts, play games, wrestle etc. using motors, Sensors, Mobile & Remote.
1. Robo Cop
2. Footstick x2
The Terrestrial Robot called "Myra-Y" is a multi-functional Robot which can be designed into various avatars. It is controlled using an 8-channel Remote which effectively helps in managing 8 different movements or electronic components. This Terrestrial Robot can be designed to move on 2 or more wheels with various drive configurations. It is a thrilling platform to learn Electronics and Mechanics in Robotics while developing the creative talent. Note: Metrix is the upgraded version of the popular Myra robot Kit.
1. Bomb Disposal Robot
2. Terra Cleaner
The Aqua Robot called "Aquana" is another innovative design which has a water canon as a weapon. It has a wired Remote control for manoeuvring. Aquana has a sleek design with all the necessary aesthetics and can move in all directions. The water canon will be used in a competition for the 2nd time ever in India, earlier used in the 1st edition of RO. This Kit will be allowed to be reconfigured by participating teams for the Finale to participate in the Aquatic race, wherein participant designed Aquatic vehicles will be used.
1. Pirates of Arabian
2. Aquatic Race
The Autonomous Robot called "Aurovi" is an Autonomous Robot using Visual programming. It is a platform which can help every amateur to learn about Robotics in an easier & simplified manner. We use visual programming method i.e. Drag and drop block based programming method to install artificial intelligence in a Robot. The Robot follows the program and performs various actions accordingly. Applications such Obstacle Avoider, Object Follower, Edge Avoider, Smart decision making, Line Follower, Light controlled actions, sound controlled actions, wireless controlled actions among many others.
1. Gridly Riddley
2. Valley Adventure
Robotics OlympiadTM is a challenging event which involves all the teams in a comprehensive manner at every stage. Various rounds of Competitions are held across various cities to select 1 winning team which can be fiercely competitive with other city winners.
There are 8 competitions to be held in RO 15 – City Rounds: Only 4 competitions, 1 in each category Finale: All 8 competitions, 2 in each category.
1. Robo Cop - [Future Applications: Defense System& Civil]
Hubo, the Robo Cop, a Human type Robot which will save many kids from abduction. Few children are abducted & kept in a Mill. The Robo Cop has to fight with the kidnappers within a short span of time. It then has to bring the children safely out of the Mill to end the mission. The Robo Cop which saves the most number of children in given time will be the winner. The Robo Cop with the most balanced & swift moves, designed according to the arena, will win the competition.
2. Footstick x2 - [Future Applications: Applications: Sports & Entertainment]
Footstick was an extremely popular event in the last edition of Robotics Olympiad. This Year, it will be Multiple players, three to be precise in each team. Each Team has to program all the 3 Humanoids such that they score most goals in the given time. Goals can be scored by all 3, using the body or the Stick on their hands; although goals scored using the Stick will have more points. Arena will be bigger than the Last edition.
3. Bomb Disposal Robot - [Future Applications: Defense System& Civil] The Metrix Robot, manual wired remote controlled Terrestrial Robot will be used to carry a Ticking Bomb to Safe zone & then diffuse the bomb. For Carrying the Robot to a Safe zone, a trolley will be provided. The person manoeuvring the Robot has to place the bomb in the trolley & then pull it/drag it to the safe zone. Once in the safe zone, the robot has to use the cutter in its arm to cut the red wire. The team which performs the task in shortest time wins the event.
4. Terra Cleaner - [Future Applications: Home & Maintenance systems]
The Metrix Robot, manual wired remote controlled Terrestrial Robot, will now be used a Cleaner. Contestants have to segregate & sort out different types of things in a certain space. Once the sorting is done correctly, the Robot has to mop a certain space clean. To do that, the contestants have to design their own mopping system on the Metrix Kit but with the given components only. The Team to do all the tasks in shortest time will win.
5. Pirates of Arabian - [Future Applications: Defense system & Entertainment]
Two Aquana, Aqua-bots with water-canon, will be made by each team which will be competing against two Aqua-bots of the other team. One Aqua-bot from each team will be called as a king who is to be protected from the enemy and this protection will be done by the other aqua-bot of the same team which will be called as a soldier. The team which first succeeds in destroying the all the flags on the opponent's king (Aqua-bot) will win the competition.
6. Aquatic Race - [Future Application: Sports & Entertainment]
Each City Round winner has to make their own Aquatic vehicle for the Finale. Each Team has to design own chassis & Mechanism such that the Aquatic vehicle is the fastest. Robotics Olympiad team will only supply the components for the same if any Team requires it but will not help (physically) in building any vehicle. Our Trainers will guide every team so that each Team comes with a competitive product. Lap timings will be recorded in a pool & whoever clocks the shortest time wins it.
7. Gridly Riddley - [Future Applications: Commercial & Industrial]
There will be a Grid of lines on a platform which will be a puzzle to solve. The Robot, Aurovi, has to be programmed in such a way that the puzzle is solved in fastest possible time. This event involves Line Follower algorithm and grid solving algorithm to reach an end point. Every Team will be trained in the analytical process as well as programming system for the same. Important thing to note is that the Robot will not be controlled by anyone, manually wired or wireless, once it starts solving the grid puzzle.
8. Valley Adventure - [Future Application: Defense & Entertainment]
Aurovi, now with the skills of solving a Grid has to ensure safe journey this time. Journey will encounter 2 valleys on either side of the Road and Aurovi has to ensure it follows its path without falling down. Well the flip-side is that it has to be autonomous in its travel. We have not even told you anything about the mighty boulders on the path which has to be averted. Let’s have an adventure.
Note: Each Game will be moderated & reviewed by a judge. Points will be awarded in each game using respective Points chart. Rule Book & Points chart for each competition will be provided earlier during Boot Camp.
This is the 1st time that a Technology-based competition is organized as a Championship among Schools across India. Each School can nominate maximum of 3 teams into to RO 14..
Competition Rounds will be dependent on the number of teams participating in every city & town. They will be held in different cities across India. Winners from each Competition category will be joining other winners in the Finale in Mumbai during 23rd to 26th January 2015.
The championship system shall be decided based upon the point scored through the city rounds continuing till the Finale. To win the Championship, all the Teams of a School have to win maximum competition rounds as possible. A School has more chance to win the Championship if all the 3 teams of that School qualify for the Boot Camp & at least 1 team reaches the Finale. The School with the highest points will win the Robotics Olympiad 2014-2015.
India is divided into 4 zones for RO '15. It ensures effective administration & better competition. Each Zone has few cities which will host the rounds respective City Round. Teams from other cities & towns can participate in any City round, but only once.
West: Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur, Surat
North: Delhi, Lucknow, Dehradun
South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad