IIT Bombay has announced the launch of ‘E-Yantra’ – a pan-India challenge on robotics.
Interested participants can register to participate in the challenge. E-Yantra presents the students with a robot developed at IIT-Bombay and encourages them to develop solutions to pre-set tasks using these robots. The competition is open to all undergraduate students of engineering. Each group will programme a given robotic platform to solve a given problem with the given resources in a 12-week duration. The experience will be taken to the next level through a national robotics competition where students from all over India will participate in theme-wise solving of tasks. This climaxes in a final competition at the IIT Bombay Techfest in January 2013. There is a selection process following which upto 120 teams of a maximum four members in each will be selected and put through the necessary training to take part in the initiative. Log onto www.e-yantra.org for registrations and details of the online test.