First IEEE GCC SYP CONGRESS 2019, Local Round Robotics Challenge Competition 

IEEE student branch of ACT had successfully organized the First IEEE GCC SYP CONGRESS 2019, Local Round Robotics Challenge Competition held at SQU on 10th March 2019. This competition was first of its kind to select the top performing two teams in the Sultanate of Oman to represent the country in the upcoming GCC competition to be held in Kuwait on 19-23 April 2019.

IEEE student branch of ACT was given the lead role to organize the event by the IEEE Oman chapter. The organizing committee comprised of Mr. Naga Venkata Ramakrishna, Ms. Sindhu S Nair, Ms. Tresa Sangeetha S.V, Mr. Kanagaraj and Ms. Betzy Babu.

The competition was designed with three autonomous rounds using a single controller .The rounds are named after a GCC country and its peculiarities:

  1. KSA Round-(Line following & detection of metal coins)-The robots should follow the  line ,both continuous and discontinuous path as well as detect the presence of any metal coins placed along the path
  2. Sultanate of Oman (fire extinguisher)-The robots should move around a circular platform detecting the presence of fire (a lighted candle) and extinguish the fire without touching the candle.
  3. Qatar Round (Maze) –The robots are expected to reach the destination following the torch light maze path.



Five teams from various IEEE student branches of Oman Section participated in the competition, in which ACT presented two teams. Ibra College of Technology presented two teams and Ibri College of Technology with one team. The first place was bagged by the ACT team, FIGHTERS, mentored by Ms.Fathiya Al Harthy and Mr.Kanagaraj added another golden feather to the crown of previous laurels of the Engineering department of ACT. The second team of ACT E-legends missed their second position to At-Mega team of Ibra college with a hairline difference.


The Winning Team details as follows:


Mentors: Ms. Fathiya Al Harthy

The winners:

  1. Al Mutasim Hamood Abdullah Al Kharusi 52S161048      Comp. Engg
  2. Mohammed Saleem Hamed Al Hinai 52S15245        Comp. Engg
  3. Nasser Said Nasser Al Ismaili 52J172551      Electrical Power Engg

The whole experience was wonderful and challenging for our team. A strong and clear event description excited the judges and the participants. The ideas and suggestions of the judges contributed immensely to the smooth and fair evaluation of the event. The judges and the eminent dignitaries from various colleges and the students appreciated the professionalism of our team

The ACT IEEE Student Branch expresses our gratitude for the willingness of IEEE Oman Section to provide this rare opportunity and we hope we met with the Standards of the Committee. We are confident that good things will come up in future from our joint efforts.