Robocon is one of the biggest of robotics competitions in Asia. It is held by the Asian Broadcast Union, inviting teams from all over Asia to show off their robotic projects.
Teams from 22 countries participate in this event including China, Japan, Singapore among others. They are there to show off their cutting-edge engineering and design skills in the field of robotics. Its a good event that gives us an insight into the latest developments in the field of robotics.
Pakistan is also one of the participants at the event. Read on to find out which team was selected to represent the country.
Pakistan Goes to Robocon
A team from a country is selected after a locally organized competition between local teams. Pakistan Television (PTV) was responsible for the competition here.
Famous engineering schools from all over Pakistan were invited for the local competition. These included National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST)-NU, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore and more.
The team from Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) was selected to represent Pakistan. Their project was reviewed by a team of judges, and they were considered as the best to represent the country at Robocon 2016.
The team from CASE will be heading to Bangkok, Thailand on Friday for the main competition. It will start from Sunday 21st August till Thursday August 25th.
Robocon Goes Green This Year
Each year, Robocon has a different theme for the competition. This year, renewable and clean sources of energy was the central theme surrounding it.
This means that all participating teams have to rely on renewable sources of energy to power their robotic creations. You can check out what this year has in store for the robotics competition here:
For more on Robocon 2016, head here.