Yantra 3.0

jsdffs   National Robotics Competition conducted successfully in Kathmandu Organizers of Yantra 3.0 are hosted a national-level robotics competition on the 14th of November, 2014 Yantra started as a national robotics competition initiated by Robotics Association of Nepal in 2010 but this year the third edition of Yantra was not just a robotics competition but also an Art, Science and Technology Festival. The Robotics Association of Nepal, Karkhana and Siddhartha Arts Foundation co-organized Yantra 3.0. National Robotics Competition was held on the 14th of November, 2014 at the Army Physical Training and Sports Centre, Lagankhel. In total sixty four teams participated with more than 260 participants from various engineering and +2 college from Pokhara, Biratnagar and Kathmandu. The event was inaugurated by the chief guest Dr. Krishna Chandra Paudel, Secretary of Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, guest of honor Er. Rameshwar Rijal, President of Association of Engineering [AECON] and Sunoj Das Shrestha, President of Robotics Association of Nepal [RAN]. The award were distributed by Tom Igoe [the cofounder of Arduino and professor at New York University, US] Masakazu Takasu from Team Lab, Japan and Bryan from seeedstduio, China. There were three different robotics competitions in Yantra 3.0, National Robotics Competition

1.            Bridge to Lanka:   Story: Participants had to help Ram. Sita has been captured by Ravan on an isolated island and they had to build a bridge to get to her. The path to the island was not an easy one. There was only few routes to the center island. But the bridges in all those paths have been destroyed by Ravan’s army. In order to help Lord Ram, participants need to rebuild those bridges and create a path. Task: “Bridge to Lanka” was one of the manual robotics challenges. The main aim of this competition was to challenge robotics enthusiast and programmer. The competition encouraged participants to build mechanically strong robot which was controlled by an android app. Robot needed to push the blocks and make the path up to the central region. The judging of the game was done a differently able Sagar Prasai [Nepal Country coordinator at Disability Rights Promotion International and President at Sangai Hami] No of teams: 22 teams from more than sixteen engineering college

Winners: Team: PUSET Robo for Purbanchal University school of engineering  and Technology,Biratnagar -Sawan Chaudhary -Jiban Shrestha -Sagar Bahadur Tamang -Yadab Kumar Dhakal

1st Runner Up: Team:Robo Khwopa from Khwopa Engineering College -Mensum Lakhemaru -Kabindra Shakya -Bashudev Bhatt -Rukesh Khayamali

2nd Runner Up: Team:Nepali Droid -Niraj Sitoula -Ashim Sitoula


2.            Yantra Racer: “Yantra-Racer” is an automatic robotics challenge, specially targeted to amature robotics enthusiasts interested in robotics. The goal of this competition is to encourage college ( + 2 Science/Intermediate level ) and school students to explore and learn about the multidimensional field of Robotics. No of teams: 16 teams from different +2 college

Winners: Team:Turbo [Pinnacle college] -Saayush Maharjan -Ojesh Manandhar

1st Runner Up: Team:Pen Robo E.R. [Pentagon College] -Lhakpa Tenjing Sherpa -Kabindra Rai -Pujan Giri -Shiwasish Sing Swar

2nd Runner Up: Team: mosaf x-factor [pentagon] -Prashant Kumar Sarraf -Sunny Sarraf -Om Prakash Yadav -Abhishek Shah

3.            Yantra Akhada: “Yantra-Akhada” is a manual robotics sumo-wrestling battle where enthusiasts and students show off their talent. The competitors make a robot that can outwit the opponent and push it out of the game field. No of teams: 27 teams from more than sixteen engineering college

Winners: Team:Ralph KEC [Kantipur Engineering College, Dhapakhel] -Paras Maharjan -Vibek Shrestha -Srijan BajraCharya

1st Runner Up: Team: Martyr’s science [Martyr’s science school] -Badal Shah -Pramit Rai -Pranay Raj Das

2nd Runner Up: Team: EPC 102 [Kathmandu Engineering College, Kalimati] -Krishna Sharma -Mukesh Mandal -Bijay Khadka -Sanjeev Shakya