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FUGITIVES: Recapturing Moments

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Fugitives the autonomous event that looked simple but turned out to be the hardest nut to crack. Robotix 2011 saw some mind-boggling alorithms to corner the fixed fugitives which emitted infrared radiations. The problem statements were based on artificial intelligence used for guarding prisoners. Trivia: Fugitives was initially titled ‘Chicken ... continue reading

BALLISTA: Blast into the Past

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Ballista, an autonomous events of Robotix 2011 was a night event with a rotating light source. This event enjoyed its status as belonging to the action-adventure genre in terms of robots. The problem statement was derived from robot snipers on enemy territory . Robots were to detect walls and shoot at the light source from behind the walls. Lig... continue reading

ROBOCOP: Back to the Future

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Robocop, the Image Processing (IP) category event of Robotix 2011 was the first of its kind ever. The robots were required to be the judges of colour coded character, marked to be good (green)and bad (red). It required intricate programming and some teams even used stereovision camera feeds. Trivia: One of the participating ‘robocops’ was so ac... continue reading

R.A.F.T : A Revisit

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RAFT was one of the most successful mechanical events in Robotix 2011. Receiving participation from robot lovers all over the country, this event was one of a kind. Based on a practical and industry derived problem statement, the simplicity yet the unique nature of the event received wide acceptance. First years from IIT Kharagpur also showed de... continue reading

Pirate Bay : A Look Back

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Pirate Bay was one of the eye-catching mechanical events of Robotix 2011. Introducing the one-of-its-kind concept of digging through rough terrain to extract hidden treasures , it was widely appreciated and a unique spectacle. It, like RAFT and the other events was based on a practical industry related problem statement. Trivia: Pirate Bay was ... continue reading