A local round in Oman for GCC Robotics Challenge was held in Sultan Qaboos University on March 20, 2017 and the teams ‘ZILZAL’ from ACT and ‘AWASR’ from Sultan Qaboos University were qualified to represent our country in the final round in Qatar on April 29, 2017.
ACT ZILZAL won First Prize in the final round by competing with 10 other teams from other GCC Countries and brought glory to ACT and Oman.
Teams that participated in Final Round:
ACT ‘ZILZAL’ team includes the following members (students):
The team was guided and coached by Ms. S.V.Tresa Sangeetha (Prime mentor), Instructor, Mr. Kanagaraj and Ms. Rahila N Gadi (Supporting Mentor).
A grand reception was arranged at the airport for the winning team and the team was appreciated by Her Excellency Dr. Mona Salem Al Jardani , Under Secretary for Technological Education and Vocational Training, Ministry of Manpower in the presence of our Dean Dr. Issa Saif Mohammed Al Tubi , Assistant Dean Dr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Al Shahri, Mr. Abdul Hamid Al-Hinai (HOD-Engineering), Dr. Vijayaraj (HOS-Mechanical Section) and Mr. Mohammad Sajid Ali (HOS-Electrical Section).
Description of the Robotics Challenge
The GCC Robotics Competition involves 6 rounds of tasks to be performed by the robot which include both Remote-controlled and Autonomous rounds. In the Autonomous round, the robots are programmed to execute the following tasks independently:
In the Remote-controlled round, the team needs to remotely control the robot to do the following tasks:
Our students were trained to work on VEX Robotic kit for this competition. They were guided to design the chassis according to the specification given in the rules. They learnt programming on Vex kit and were able to quickly change both the chassis design and program within the short time interval between rounds.
It was a great learning experience, both on hardware and software and our students performed with good presence of mind, smartness and team coordination during the competition and won the prize.