The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Robotics Competition is aimed to encourage undergraduate students and young professionals across the GCC Countries to build an innovative robust robot and compete in a pre-designed arena with space and time constraints, utilizing their academic knowledge and technical skills. The GCC Robotics competition is sponsored and organized by IET and IEEE, which are the largest professional engineering institutions.
Local rounds are to be held in each GCC country and the final round will take place in Qatar. Local round in Oman was held in Sultan Qaboos University on March 20, 2017.
ACT team ‘ZILZAL’ won the Second prize while the First prize was bagged by Sultan Qaboos University. Both teams are now qualified to represent our country in the final round in Qatar on April 29, 2017.
ACT ‘ZILZAL’ team includes the following members (students):
The team was guided and coached by Ms. S.V.Tresa Sangeetha (Prime mentor), Ms. Rahila N Gadi (Supporting Mentor) and Instructor, Mr. Kanagaraj.
There are 6 different rounds with different 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.