Robo-Rikishi-2017 wrestling competition held at NIE
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Robo-Rikishi-2017 wrestling competition held at NIE

March 30, 2017

The second State-level Robo Wrestling competition “ROBO-RIKISHI-2017”, sponsored by Technical Education Quality Improvement Program TEQIP-II was organised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIE, recently.

Dr. Sreekanta Gupta, Principal Consultant, Infosys Technologies, Mysuru, who inaugurated the event, spoke about how practical skills would improve the quality of education. He insisted upon bringing more project based learning courses into the curriculum. He also expressed his view on how students can sharpen their competitive spirit and product designing skills through participating in  technical events like ‘’Robo-Rikishi’.’

On the occasion, the new Student Chapter “Robotics [email protected]” from the Department of Mechanical Engineering was also inaugurated by the guest of honour  Anand Suveer Jain, Chief Consultant, Oracle Technologies.

The Club offers indispensable guidance, workshops and tutorials along with tools, equipments, components and workspace.

‘ROBO-RIKISHI-2017’ is a three-level robotic competition pushing maximum weight of 8 kg, clearing hurdles in the track test and ‘Robo Wars’. The participants have to clear each level in order to move forward.

Totally, 16 teams from various engineering colleges all over Karnataka  participated in the competition out of which 10 teams cleared the first round in the weight pushing test. The second round was the track test which created competitive spirit among the students as the robot should pass through the track and clear the hurdles. Eight teams were able to clear this level.

The last round was the sumo event where one-on-one Robo wrestling match was conducted between the teams and two teams were qualified for finals. Two teams from Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bengaluru, were able to secure first and second place. For the third place all the robots which were not qualified for the finals were placed in the arena; they fought among themselves and the last robot standing was announced as the  winner. The third place was secured by NIE team.

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