Kickstarting 'Engineer '09', their technical symposium, the students of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, are organizing preliminary rounds of Impetus - their robotics event - at OU College Of Engineering, Hyderabad, on 10th January.
Impetus is an Engineer initiative to spread its reach to some of the most robotics-crazy cities of India. Comprising of preliminary rounds of 2 flagship events of Engineer, Automata and Perfect Machine, Impetus will be held in Bangalore and Pune as well, apart from Hyderabad. All teams qualifying here will get a direct entry into the finals of these events at Engineer '09. What's more, winning these rounds will leave you significantly richer as well!
Autonomous robots, with their incredible utility, are the nicest things to have, and also the hardest things to build. The autonomous robot contest 'Automata' calls for participants to build autonomous robots to perform certain simple tasks in the least possible time.
Perfect Machine has been one of Engineer's showcase events, and demands a blend of engineering innovation and technical skill from participants. Perfect Machine has essentially been a combat event that has, over the years, involved robots shooting at each other, playing pool, soccer and the like. This year's Perfect Machine follows the convention and is all set to see robots blazing around and whipping enthusiasm all over.
Participants who qualify this round will take part in the finals, to be held at Engineer '09, the annual technical synposium of NITK, Surathkal, from the 12th to the 15th of February. The 2008 edition of Engineer had attracted about 4,000 students from 120 colleges across the country.
Please contact www.engineer.org.in (where you can check out problem statements, and also register for the event) / Vanamali Bhat at 094488-69154 / Pramod at 094491-86792 / Karthik V at 094483-67935 for further details.