Pakistani Team Qualifies for Asia’s Biggest Robotics Competition

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, and Singapore among others. They are there to show off their cutting-edge engineering and design skills 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, Capital University of Science & Technology and more.

The team from Capital University of Science & Technology was selected to represent Pakistan. Their project was reviewed by a team of judges held on June 5th, 2017, at Hamidi Hall, Sports Complex, Islamabad, Pakistan, and they were considered as the best to represent the country at Robocon 2017.

 

The team from CUST will be heading to Tokyo for the main competition. It will start from 27th August.

 

 

Robocon Goes Green This Year

Each year, Robocon has a different theme for the competition. This year the theme revolves around the word “asobi” (play), which is also a fundamental philosophy behind Robocon.

In “asobi,” playful, unique, original show of skills is often more important than winning or losing, as everyone – friend and foe alike – can applaud and enjoy them.

For more on Robocon 2017, click here.


  • Zeeshan Khand

    This is pure bull shit and selection based on no competition. Many universities were not invited and no promotion or marketing of local event was done. It is just pure favoritism to certain universities. If you are that much transparent , atleast invite universities from all over Pakistan. Another year for Pakistan in Robocon and another team selected based on Nepotism .

  • Muhammad Ahsan Shafiq

    ProPak I really appreciate that you covered the story and brought forward the team which got selected. I remember for the 1st time when Pakistan got selected it was 2002. A team of 6 from NUST-EME DE-20 MTS (Mechatronics’ 1st Batch from Pakistan) was selected to represent Pakistan under the supervision of Col. Akhter Nawaz Malik. My brother, Muhammad Azeem Shafiq, was one of the team members and was operating the RC robot whereas the auto robot was operated by Hamid Jabbar and Sami. The team won 4th Position and was awarded Toyota Motors Award. A PTV director accompanied them and it was also aired on the channel back then. After that NUST was again selected, twice I think, but lost. And as far as I remember then Pak. didn’t participate/get selected afterwards.
    So, it’s a good sign that we are recovering but to do justice with the participating team, even if they loose, the Govt. should acknowledge the efforts at their return unlike how it did in 2002; there were no Honors hence no mentions on Google either.