'Tech Panthers' wins Science, tech competition IRC

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The annual 'International Robotronics Competition' (IRC) that started in October with an intention to develop a scientific learning curve among students ended here on Monday.

The team 'Tech Panthers' from The Shri Ram School, Aravali emerged as overall winner of the competition that will go to Dubai, the company in a statement said.

The winners of the nationals will get a direct entry into the IRC League Internationals to be held in Dubai in 2018.

The enthusiasts of 'IRC' qualifiers kicked off from Delhi and travelled India covering Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu with the last qualifier held in Sikkim, the statement added.

The competition, designed to drive student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, was held at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi.

In the eight season of 'IRC League', 15 IRC qualifiers were held where over 500 schools and 15,000 students participated in three different categories -- junior, middle and senior level.

The problem statement for junior category was titled 'To build a pair of wired or wireless robots that can automate the construction of Tomorrowland'.

The task for middle group was to build two manual robots (wired or wireless) and a programmable robot that can assemble a car in the assembly unit while senior group category were given problem statement titled 'To build a pair of programmable robots that can manage the delivery and categorisation of goods within a warehouse'.

The team 'Tech Panthers' from The Shri Ram School, Aravali were declared as the winner in junior group.

In middle category, the team 'Checkmate' from G.D. Goenka School, Rohtak won the competition while in the senior category, team 'Robotex' from Indraprastha World School, Pashim Vihar were declared as the winner.

The top scoring team in each category was adjudged as the winner.