Innovative robots enthrall at RoboCup Junior contest

Posted on Apr 6 2014 - 12:36am by IBC News

BANGALORE, April 4: The South Indian Zone Finals of Robocup Junior competition of the first Indian RoboCup Junior Competition 2014 was held here at the St John’s High School in Bangalore on Saturday.

Students participated with great enthusiasm in the competition organised by Indian Robo Cup Junior Foundation in association with L S Creative Learnings Pvt. Ltd.,

Today Competitions winners 1. Places St John’s, 2. Places Baldwin School 3. Places Indus International School, 4. . Places : Bishop Cotton Boys School

Mr David Prakash, Director and CEO, LS Creative Learnings and Chairman of the Foundation said that, “The Foundation is a Registered Non Profit Organization. 

The main aim of this foundation is to provide the students community an exciting introduction to the field of robotics, a new way to develop technical abilities through “hands-on†experience with electronics, hardware and software, and a highly motivating opportunity to learn about teamwork while sharing technology with each other. The foundation wants to achieve the above goal by organizing RoboCupJunior competition in India and help the selected teams to represent India in the International RoboCup Junior competition year after year. To achieve the above goal, the foundation has adopted relevant objectives of the RoboCupJunior.â€

There were 4 zonal competitions in the following zones: South Zone (Bangalore), North Zone (Delhi), East Zone (Kolkata) and West Zone (Pune).

The winners from each zone competed in the National competition. The National winners will represent India in the International RCJ competition which will be held in Brazil.

Robotic Education has emerged as a popular and effective way for students to learn thier curriculum in a fun and engaging way. Presently some of the schools where the project is being implemented are: Bishop Cotton Boys School, St John’s High School, Indus International School, Baldwin School and Candor International School. More than 7000 students are learning this new teaching method.

Robotic Education enables students to get a head start on simple robotics by building models, attach sensors and motors that are plugged into a computer and configure behaviours using a simple programme tool developed by leading research institutions and robotic companies. Students learn to design programs and control fully functional models. They use software programs to plant, test and modify sequences of instruction for a variety of life-like robotic behaviours.