Students of sevabharathi trust govt school build robot explorers
Young participants looking at a robot at the regional-level Indian Robotic Olympiad at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum on Sunday.— Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
It was a day full of treasure hunts and diving for pearls at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum as robots built by students demonstrated their abilities for the regional round of the Indian Robot Olympiad which concluded on Sunday.
The event saw participation of 100 children divided into 30 teams. Students had come from places including Mysuru and Ooty to take part in the regional championship for a chance to compete in the national and international Olympiads, which will be held in the coming months.
“The theme today was pearl diving and treasure hunting. Students were expected to build robots which would be able to pick up pearls from a seabed-like surface,” said Christopher Dhas, associate head of Edutech, one of the organisers of the regional Olympiad.
Besides constructing the robots, the participants were expected to program the machines and demonstrate them live for the judges. “It took us around three weeks to build the robot. We are hoping that our entry will make it to the World Robot Olympiad,” said Ramakrishna R., a student of Seva Bharathi Trust Government School who was part of four teams from government schools across the city.
Representing the State
Winners of the regional rounds will participate in the Indian Robot Olympiad scheduled to be held in Gurgaon on September 26 and 27 ahead of the world championship in November.