Pune will host the International Robocon 2014 for the second time, with Robotic champs from 19 countries visiting the city, next year. Organised by Doordarshan and MIT Academy of Engineering (MITOE) (Pune), the contest will be held on August 24, 2014, at Shiv Chatrapati Krida Sankul, Balewadi.
The theme for the contest will be ‘A Salute to Parenthood’, to spread the message that parenthood is the best boon offered to mankind by mother nature. For further details register on www.roboconindia.com.
The competition is the biggest platform for engineering students of India to showcase their technical knowledge and compete with the Asian giants in robotics.
Sunil Karad, chief convener and executive director of MIT group of Institutes said, “This is the biggest challenge for engineering students of India to face teams from robotically advanced countries in the home turf. They will get an opportunity to interact with more than 500 foreign delegates and students.”
Being the host country, India is allowed to field two teams to participate in the International contest. Both the winner and first runner-up of the National Robocon will represent India in the competition, which will be held on March 6 to 8, 2014 at Shiv Chatrapati Krida Sankul, Balewadi, and Pune.
Chief coordinator of Robocon and principal of MIT Academy of Engineering, Yogesh Bhalerao said, “MITAOE through their Robotics experts will conduct free-of-cost robotics workshops at 50 schools in and around Pune. To bring about more interaction with Indian students we have arranged series of technical lectures and friendship exchange programmes.”
He added that the International Robocon 2014 will be telecast live in 16 different countries through their national broadcasters, while Doordarshan will telecast the event in India.