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Bharath University wins RoboCup Singapore Open

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Bagging the first place:Students of Bharath University with their creations.
Bagging the first place:Students of Bharath University with their creations.

Fifteen students from Bharath University bagged awards for various categories at the recently held RoboCup Singapore Open 2011 competition. Around 500 students were divided in 101 teams and all of them competed to win the first spot at this international arena.

RoboCup Singapore Open 2011 was held at the Singapore Science Centre where students displayed their original concepts in Robotics. Bharath University students won the first place with their original creation Robo Truck in the Rescue Robot category. Robo Truck can operate under all types of weather and land conditions.

It is operated by a wireless communication system and can run as far as 2-3 km. RoboCup Rescue is designed specifically to promote research in employing robotics in the field of rescue and other situations.

The second place was bagged by the University for the Robo Soccer creation. The Humanoid Robo Oasis was created and programmed to play soccer against other robots at the competition.

The Robot was programmed to recognise the ball and react to it. The ultimate goal of the RoboCup project is to develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots by 2050 that can win against the human world champion team in soccer. Oasis also had won second place in the at Home category. RoboCup at Home category works on real-world applications and human-machine interaction with autonomous robots.

The aim is to fasten the development of useful robotic applications that can easily assist humans in everyday life. The Robot is programmed to identify its master and follow only the master's instructions. Commenting on this, Dr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Chancellor, Bharath University said, “We are proud to see our students excel in Robotics at an International Arena. Designing a Robot requires tremendous applications and our students have put in a lot of effort to design these Robots. The efficiency of the Robot speaks for itself. We congratulate the entire team, who won the honours at the competition.”

The students also conducted a live demonstration of the Robo Truck and Humanoid Robot which entitled them this prestigious recognition at Singapore.

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