COMPETITIONS

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3rd Position - RAMI (Robotics for Asset Maintenance and Inspection) for Aerial Robots Competition IROS Prague 2021

Team of Mr. Tharun V.P. and Mr. Suryaprakash R.J. of the Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), CPDM under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury has participated in the IROS - RAMI (Robotics for Asset Maintenance and Inspection) for Aerial Robots Competition 2021, organized by CATEC (Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies) Seville, Spain, held at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021) in Prague, Czech Republic between Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2021. Video
(see https://www.iros2021.org/rami-robotics-for-asset-maintenance-and-inspection)

Team had worked on the following "Two Autonomy-Based Inspection Tasks":

FBM 1) precise autonomous navigation without Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) i.e. with poor GNSS coverage or indoors
FBM 2) automatic detection of defects using advanced AI algorithms with considerable amounts of onboard data

Our team RIL-IISc from India has secured 3rd & 4th position in FBM 1 and FBM 2 respectively; (overall 4th) (See https://metricsproject.eu/inspection-maintenance/rami-cascade-campaign1-aerial-robots/)
RAMI is one of the four challenge-led European (EU) robotic competitions of METRICS project (https://metricsproject.eu/)

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7th Position - Robothon Grand Challenge TU Munich 2021

Team of Mr. M J Niegil Francis and Mr. Vishnu T.P of the Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), CPDM under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury has participated in Robothon 2021 Grand Challenge (see https://www.robothon-grand-challenge.com/home) organized by Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, held between May 14 - June 22, 2021. Video

The team had worked on "Robot based E-Waste Management".

Our team ECODOBO from India has secured 7th position in Overall points table see https://www.robothon-grand-challenge.com/blog/robothon-2021-results-and-award-ceremony.

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UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS) Manufacturing Robotics Challenge Sheffield UK 2021

Mr. Suryaprakash Rajkumar & Mr. Mayank Navneet Mehta under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury have participated in UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS) Manufacturing Robotics Challenge 2021,  hosted by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and CSI, University of Sheffield between 19th July 2021 - 21st July 2021 Video

The team had worked on "COVID-19 Sample Preparation and Safe Integration for Collaborative Robots using Digital Twins" 

Both team members have secured 2nd and 4th position in their respective categories See https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sheffieldrobotics/about/csi-cobot/uk-ras-manufacturing-robotics-challenge.

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IEEE RAS Winter School on SLAM in Deformable Environments UTS Sydney 2021

Mr. Kaustubh Joshi, Mr. Pratyaksh Rao, Mr. Mukund Mitra and Mr. Tharun V. have participated in IEEE RAS Winter School on SLAM in Deformable Environments hosted by the Robotics Institute, University of Technology Sydney between 5 - 9 July 2021. Video

The team had worked on "Robot Monocular Vision Based Depth Estimation via Transfer Learning" 

See https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/centre-autonomous-systems/events/ieee-ras-winter-school-slam-deformable-environments

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ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition (SMRDC) Missouri USA 2021

Mr. Srivatsa Ellora and Mr. Mukund Mitra from Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL) under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury has participated and qualified in Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition (SMRDC), Part of  ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) 45th Annual Mechanisms & Robotics Conference, Missouri, USA August 17 – 20, 2021 Video

The team had worked on "Design and Analysis of Bio-Inspired Tricopter with Delta Manipulator" see https://event.asme.org/IDETC-CIE-2021/Program/Student-Mechanism-Robot-Design-Competition