Budding engineers test their mettle with robot

As many as 60 students of Malnad Engineering College (excluding civil department) had a new experience processing their own robots in the two-day workshop on robotics organised by a Mumbai based company Technophilia.

The company has organised the workshop in more than 100 colleges acrosss the country to test the skills of the engineering students.

Three best groups will be selected from each state to participate in the national level contest to be held in February at Mumbai and later three best teams from there would be selected to participate in the international contest to be held in May at California.

Students were provided with the information on the technical aspects of robot making on Friday-the first day of the workshop while on the second day- Saturday, they were given a kit and were instructed to process robot on their own.

As many as 15 teams were made with four candidates in each team. Students enthusiastically processed the robots applying the prior information provided and setting up the computer programme.

Each robot was assigned a work and the robot which performed the action efficiently and in minimum time was selected for the next round.

M Tech students Chandan, Prashanth, Naveen and Rohan expressed their happiness over their new experience and said that the workshop has opened the windows of various opportunities.

Speaking on the occasion of inauguration of the programme, secretary of Malnad Technical Education Committee R T Dyave Gowda opined that students should involved in creative innovations which would be helpful to people.
Convenor of the committee M S Srinath, principal M V Satyanarayana, R Sheshagiri, vice principal Jayaram, Bharat of Technophila and others were present.

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