To represent India in Tokyo at the International Robocon Pune Engineering colleges dominate Robocon 2017
Pune, 04, March, 2017 : College of Engineering Pune won the ABU National Robocon 2017 organized by Doordarshan and MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi at Balewadi Sports Complex. They will represent India at the ABU International Robocon 2017 to be held in Tokyo later this year. MIT Pune were the runner up team while Vadodara College of Engineering Girls Team stood third. 112 engineering colleges from across India participated in the three day event . Overall Pune engineering colleges dominated the competition with four Pune teams reaching the quarterfinals . In the semi finals COEP beat Vadodara Institute of Engineering ( Girls Team ) while MIT Pune beat Vadodara Institute of Engineering ( Boys Team ) .
It was a nail biting finish to the competition with both local teams in the finals. But it was COEP that emerged victorious with their speed and strategy .
The various awards given away included Balkrishna Award Rolling trophy to the winning team ( COEP ) , Best Rookie Award for Sanjeevani College of Engineering Kopargoan , Best Operator Vadodara College of Engineering , Best idea for COEP , Best job completing robot for COEP , Best aesthetics for MIT , Best innovative design for Nirma Institute of Technology , Judges Choice Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology Aligarh , ROHM Semiconductor awards for all 8 quarterfinalists , Mathworks award 1st prize for COEP, 2nd prize for NMIMS MPST, 3rd prize for MIT and Capgemini goodies for the top three teams .
Out of the eight teams that made it to the quarter finals four were from Pune including COEP , MIT , VIT and PES Modern College.
Mukesh Sharma Retired ADG Doordarshan , Sanjay Dhande Former Director IIT Kanpur, Shivaji Fulsunder Deputy Director Doordarshan , Prof Dr Vishwanath Karad Founder President MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutes , Dr Sunil Karad Executive Director MIT Group of Institutes , Darshana Ogale Senior Vice President Capgemeni India , Lauren Taplounsky Manager Students Competitions Mathworks , Nachiket Joshi Additional General Manager Janatics India Pvt Ltd , Prashant Rao Tech Manager Mathwork India, Prof PB Joshi Managing Trustee MIT Group of Institutes , Prof Dr Yogesh Bhalerao Principal MIT Academy of Engineering Alandi , Nakamura Daisuke Manager ROHM Semiconductor Singapore Pvt ltd were present at the valedictory function.
Robocon has been the platform provided for budding engineers to enhance their skills in the field of robotics and adept with the fast-advancing technology. This is not just a learning experience but is also an unparalleled exposure and freedom to use technology and create a practical demonstration. Experienced and highly knowledgeable judges from IITs, NITs, COEP and MIT judge and mediate the games and the overall contest.
The contest theme this year is “Asobi: The Landing Disc”. The theme revolves around the word “asobi” (play), which is also a fundamental philosophy behind Robocon. In “asobi,” playful, unique, original show of skills is often more important than winning or losing, as everyone – friend and foe alike – can applaud and enjoy them.
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