Sl No. Seminar / Workshop Date
1. Driving Innovation : DRDO Student Robot Competition 2010 28-30 Oct 2010
2. Coordinated the Exhibition of DRDO Products at the Indian Science Congress 2011 03-07 Jan 2011

DRDO Student Robot Competition

The Army's Strategic mission for future combat system is an innovative force, which can survive the hazardous & potentially life threatening environment. The key solution is unmanned vehicle, be it land, sea or air. Towards building autonomous navigation capability, DRDO conducted a National Level Student Robot Competition at CVRDE during 28th – 30th Oct 2010, to motivate the student community to demonstrate their innovative ideas in the domain of Autonomous Vehicles. The competition was conducted in two stages. During stage- I, design approach paper entries were received from 240 Institutions all over the country. Fourteen best design solutions were selected to take part in Stage-II of the competition and each team was awarded an amount of Rs 1,00,000 to develop the prototype. Out of these, thirteen teams participated in the stage-II of final competition held at CVRDE during 28-30 Oct 2010.

A special concrete track was constructed for the event within CVRDE premises. It includes sand pits, gravel pits, staircase, ramp, corrugations, concrete open area for GPS waypoint navigation and positive obstacles for obstacle avoidance.