India Robot Olympiad 2010 held in New Delhi
India Robot Olympiad
The Olympiad was organized at Genesis Global School, Noida with participation from over 100 schools. The Olympiad is amongst many initiatives taken by Techtronics Education to promote the basic mantra of learning by doing in the Indian education system.
The Indian Robot Olympiad is held in three categories – primary school, junior high and senior high. In this showcase of talent and intellect, teams from over 100 different schools across India participated and the two winning teams from each category will get to represent India in the World Robot Olympiad to be held in Philippines from November 5th -7th 2010.
Participant students demonstrated capabilities of their Robots, which were created using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT kits. These students are part of the Robotics for Schools program being rolled out in India through Techtronics Education (India) Ltd. Some of the prominent schools participating are Amity International School, New Delhi, Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, Saupins School, Mohali and Chandigarh, Young Scholars School, Barnala, St. John’s High School, Chandigarh. Displaying exceptional acumen for robotics, children aged between 9-17 years created and programmed various robots to solve complex challenges.
Director of the host Genesis Global School, Mr. Pramod Sharma said, enesis, being co-partners with Techtronics Education this year, takes pride in the opportunity of organizing Indian Robot Olympiad at our impressive Multi Purpose Hall. Our association with Techtronics Education is because we strongly believe in their motto of “learning while doing”, which to a great extent, is in concurrence to our teaching methodology.”
`Long time Lego enthusiast and Chief Judge – IRO 2010, Mr. Apurva Kalia introduced the competition and added, “It’s been our sincere effort to set highest benchmark each time with the India Robot Olympiad. Our ultimate aim is driven by the motive to produce world champions in international robotic competitions. I am also pleased to see that each year as we host the Olympiad, the existing benchmarks just go higher.”
The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Ashoke Chandra Retd. IAS and Chairman of DPS Education Society inaugurating the competition. Honourable Chairman of CBSE Mr. Vineet Joshi distributed the prizes at the closing ceremony emphasizing the need of robotics education in India.