International Robotronics Competition ends on high note

New Delhi, December, 2017 – The annual International Robotronics Competition (IRC) - India’s biggest science and technology competition held at The Thyagaraj Stadium, Delhi. Presented by the Avishkaar Box, is the culmination for student teams who participated in qualifying rounds (called IRC Qualifiers) held in different states across India. The competition was designed to drive student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The enthusiasts of IRC Qualifiers kicked off from Delhi andtraveled the length and breadth of India covering Himachal Pradesh, Punjab,Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu with thelast qualifier held in Sikkim.

In this eight season of IRC League, 15 IRC Qualifiers wereheld where over 500+ Schools and 15000+ students participated in 3 differentcategories – Junior, Middle and Senior Level.  Students exhibited stellarperformance and a healthy competitive spirit. The top 9 winning teams from eachQualifier (3 in each category) have successfully made it to the IRC League –National Finale. Some more teams have made a foray into the IRC Nationals aswild card entries.

The Avishkaar Box has been hosting state-level inter schoolrobotics competition from the past eight years and hosted it this year too.

This event witnessed a high energy competition between top150 teams that were winnowed down from 4000 teams. Over 6000 students’ puttheir custom-built robots (made from Avishkaar Box E-Series kit) to the test atthe respective Problem Statement Arena. The Problem Statement Arenas was basedon the theme TOMORROWLAND.

The problem statement for junior category was titled “Tobuild a pair of Wired or wireless Robots that can automate the Construction ofTomorrowland.”  The task for Middle group was to build two manual Robots(wired or wireless) and a Programmable Robot that can assemble a car in theAssembly unit while Senior Group category were given problem statement titled“To build a pair of Programmable Robots that can manage the delivery andcategorization of goods within a warehouse.”

The winning teams in each category were chosen based ontheir performance and accuracy. The team Tech Panthers – The Shri Ram School,Aravali declared winner in junior group. In Middle category, the teamCheckmate- G.D. Goenka School, Rohtak won the competition while in the seniorcategory, Team Robotex – Indraprastha World School, Pashim Vihar declaredwinner. The top scoring team in each category was adjudged as the winner. Theteam Tech Panthers – The Shri Ram School, Aravali declared 

overall winner secured first rank and will go to Dubai. Thescore was calculated as per the Scoring Rubric by eminent panel of Judges byAvishkaar Box.  The winners of the Nationals will get a DIRECT entry intothe IRC League Internationals to be held in Dubai in 2018. Not only this, theywill also be getting a SPONSORED* trip to Dubai for IRC League Internationals.

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