E-yantra is a free to enter competition organised by the IIT Mumbai.
This annual competition arranged by the ERTS Labs of IIT, provides a platform for students to demonstrate their knowledge and programming skills in Embedded systems and Robotics.
A few FAQs listed by them :
Do we have to build a robot for this competition?
NO – this is what makes us different from ALL other robotic competitions. All participants are given a robot of the same kind and expected to PROGRAM it to achieve the task goal. The ERTS Lab at IIT-Bombay has designed this robot.
I don’t know anything about robotics – how will I fare in this competition?
As long as you are a keen programmer or know some programming in “C” language you can make a good start. It is important that you have the desire or aptitude to learn whatever skills are required to complete the given task. Appropriate direction will be given by the e-Yantra team.
Here is an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge to solve a real life problem with the given hardware.
How to participate
Register at : www.portal. e-yantra.org
Registrations open: 22nd July, 2013 until Aug 31, 2013.
Contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +91 22 2576 4986
Register as team of four.
Selection through online test.
Each selected team is assigned a problem.
Every selected team is given Robotic kit + training material + accessories.
Finalists compete for prizes at Grand Finale at IIT Bombay in February – March 2014.
Prizes include internships in e-Yantra Lab, IIT Bombay.