Students of IIT Kharagpur are gearing up for the most eventful period of the academic year, come January. Budding engineers can look forward to the annual technological extravaganza, ROBOTIX. Organised by students of the Technology Robotix Society, this fest is one of the most recognisable and popular robotics events in the country.
We recently conducted a short interview, via email, of one of the heads of the Technology Robotix Society, IIT Kharagpur, with some queries about the event.
1. What is Robotix 2013?
ROBOTIX, is the annual robotics competition held during KSHITIJ,the Techno-Management Fest at IIT Kharagpur which is one of the biggest of its kind. The 2013 edition of ROBOTIX will be held from 1 – 4 February.
2. Who can participate?
ROBOTIX, is open to participation from any student currently enrolled in any recognised college or university.
3. What are the events?
Each year we have a wide array of six challenging and innovative problem statements related to manual and autonomous robotics, image processing, and coding. The six events for ROBOTIX 2013 are Overhaul, Abyss, Lumos, A.C.R.O.S.S, Seeker and Marauder’s Map. You may find out about all of them here. Each event page has all relevant details, as well as a tutorial to attempt the problem statement.
4. Are there any online events?
Yes. the online coding event of ROBOTIX 2013 is Marauder’s Map.
Harness your algorithmic brilliance to assist the marauder in his looting!
Our online coding event, Marauder’s Map, is quite an algorithmic challenge. A dynamic adaptation of the well-known Travelling Salesman Problem, this event requires you to maximise the profit of a marauder as he plunders different cities that lie scattered across the landscape in front of him. As incorporation of multiple terrains lead to higher travelling costs, you need to be prudent in your choices. The second round has more interactive elements like transport options and a partially revealed map, which enhances the game-play. Click here to find out more!
Those interested in computer vision may also take a look at our image processing robotics event Seeker, which requires participants to program their robot such that it can see and make its way around an indoor environment. See what the robot has to do in this simulation video. Click here to find out more about this event – the rules, details and the tutorial.
5. How to Register / Participate?
Find out about all the details related to registration here.