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BITS humanoids win four medals in US Robogames

education Updated: May 05, 2010 09:30 IST

BITS humanoids win four medals in US Robogames

Two humanoids developed by students from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, won four medals in Robogames in California, US, recently. BITS was the only Indian entrant in the seventh annual Robogames, where teams from 17 countries participated in 59 events, featuring 508 robots. AcYut 2 won a gold medal under the Sumo category. AcYut 3 bagged one silver each in the Freestyle and Sumo categories and a bronze in the Kung Fu category. Overall, the BITS team stood sixth in the medal tally.

The AcYut humanoids can dance, walk, climb steps and fight. The team comprised Sushma Vallabhaneni (leader), Akash Gupta, Tushar Agrawal and Viveka Nopani. Robogames featured combat robots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and androids that do Kung Fu.

Platinum jubilee

Artists from different metros presented a cultural programme at the platinum jubilee celebrations of Union Academy Senior Secondary School, Gole Market. Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Jawahar Sircar, secretay, Department of culture, were the prominent guests. The academy was lauded for its achievements.