Robocon '18


An enterprising, skilled and knowledgeable set of students have been recruited as a team for Robocon'18 . The work is in progress.The efforts of the team and the ideas pouring in are praiseworthy.
It is with extreme pleasure that we intend to inform you about the Robocon' 14 Journey and how it all transpired. Robocon is the biggest Robotic contest of the Asia Pacific held annually in different countries of South and South East Asia. Participation in Robocon is itself is an exhaustive practice of designing and fabricating Robotic bots to achieve a particular task as designated by the host country. India was the host country for 2014 and the contest was being organized in Pune in association with Doordarshan, ABU Robocon and MIT Pune.
AMU Roboclub along with some students of SAE AMU participated as a team in the competition for the first time, we had our preparations started very late, in early January when the Competition was scheduled in March and the problem statement was out in August 2013, the reasons for late beginning were partly due to lack of funds and also due to the reasons that we were not confident and uncertain of the competition.
But ever since the beginning, we were fully supported by the Alumni Associations of the United States both financially and motivationally, and our team did respond to their gesture by working their skins out in designing and fabricating two bots in just couple of months.
The Robocon’14 AMU team consisting of 29 members of various branches and year, came together under the captainship of Mr Shahrukh Ashraf, the then Coordinator of AMU Roboclub and mentorship of Prof Ekram Khan, our beloved Faculty Incharge, to realize this dream of competing in Robocon 14.
The problem statement specified us to fabricate two different bots, one autonomous and one manual designed to imitate a parent and a child playing in a park. We set up sub teams looking after designing, parent bot and child bot fabrication. The students worked to their capabilities and finally defeating all odds, overcoming various hiccups in the preparations the two bots were ready to go to Pune.
Five students from the college namely Mr Shahrukh Ashraf, Mr Himank Gulati, Mr Rajat Agrawal, Mr Jatin Varshney and Mr Irfan Khan represented the College in the prestigious Robocon Competition in Pune on 6th -8th March 2014.
Our design and fabrication were widely appreciated and credits were given because both of our bots were very economical and well engineered. As first timers we fared well in the Competition defeating various colleges and the likes of IIT Hyderabad, IIT Patna, BITS Pilani etc to name a few.
Unfortunately one of the motor gears slipped on the second day of the competition and our progress was stalled on the second day.
But overall the experience was very fruitful, we participated for the first time, acquired a much important experience, the interaction with the peers and the experts in Pune was quite useful and informative above all, we got the confidence that we are no less and we can compete with the best if right amount of motivation and orientation is provided.
We wish to carry the legacy of Robocon forward, implementing the knowledge and experience we gained in the last attempt and not repeating the mistakes that we did last time around. We put forward our commitment in our endeavours to bring justice to the name of AMU Roboclub and AMU.

The Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) is an Asian Oceanian College robot competition, founded in 2002 by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. In the competition robots compete to complete a task within a set period of time. The contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar interests who will lead their countries in the 21st century, as well as help advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region. The event is broadcast in many countries through ABU member broadcasters.
Each year the competition has different topics, but generally speaking two or more robots must be used to complete the tasks. One of the robots would be manual control while the others are automatic. The best robots usually weight more than 10kg and span in one square meter area. To build the robots, contestants, who are restricted to be undergraduate students, must possess rich knowledge in programming, mechanical design and electronic circuit design.

Robocon 2018 Figures
Problem Statement of ROBOCON
Letter of Request for Funding
Project Scheduling
Robocon 2016 Report