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Gear Up Guys India Is Hosting Robocon 2014!!

Recently the theme was published related to the robocon  2014  which was   named as "A SALUTE TO PARENTHOOD".  Robocon 2014  would be based in  Pune, India most probably MIT at 24 th of August. The theme is based  on parenthood  which explains the making of 2 robots including one manual, one autonomous which is like a  humanoid . The details for the Competition are available on

To decide who is representing india in international event at Pune on 24th August 2014 ,Doordarshan and  MIT AOE  is organizing the National Robocon -2014 on 6th to 8th March 2014.  Being the host Country, India will be allowed to represent two  field two teams, that is, the Winner of the National Contest as well as its First  Runner-up . It would be named as India 1 and India 2.

They together  perform different tasks with it,  the manual robot has to lift the humanoid ,place him on the sea-saw , lift the sea-saw from the other side three times , then place him to the poles where humanoid crossed the four poles  and then place him on the swing  and swing  him  three times  noting that  the leg of humanoid is to touched the flag placed on the other side  at the third time , and then place him to the jungle gym where humanoid climbs the stairs and shows a flag written "shabbash" for the completion of the round. New drawings were updated in the official site a day before with white lines outside the child zone.

According to the viewers the theme of this year is bit creepy . Robocon introduced a humanoid for the first time in this competition.  Wish the guys best of luck .


 The theme is available  here Watch it now or download robocon 2014 theme from the below link by clicking on the  below link or u can leave  your email id in comments  if you want the theme to be mailed to you.


 The rule book of robocon was also uploaded this morning it can be downloaded through the below link:


The Asia-Pacific Robot Contest  popularly named as ABU Robocon  is an Asian international College robot competition, founded in 2002 by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. In the competition robots compete to complete a task within a given  period of time. The contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar interests who will lead their countries in the 21st century, as well as to  help in advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region and this aims the students to earn practical knowledge. The event is broadcast in many countries through ABU member broadcasters and other carriers.

Each year the competition has different topics based on theme of the hosting country. Every year a country hosts the international event and the them is based on that country's decisions , mostly the theme is based on the the countries origin and its history or may be its culture. 

But generally  two  or more robots must be used to complete the tasks. The best robots usually which wins weights more than 10kg and span in one square meter area.The specifications of the bot are also given with the theme and rule book. To build the robots, contestants  are restricted to be undergraduate students, must possess rich knowledge in programming, mechanical design and electronic circuit design and a an talented and innovative mind along with an super intelligent guiding faculty .

The rules of the competition can be read from rule book which is prepared by scientists , some of the brilliant minds of the world.The changes n the rules are done through FAQs on the robocon  site which is given below

Here are the some details of the robocon's history along  with details:

ABU Robocon 2013

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robocon 2013- the green planet

The ABU Robocon 2013 is going to be held in Vietnam. The Theme for Robocon 2013  is "The Green Planet. The winning team is from japan and the name of university is  Kanazawa Institute of Technology.
 The team which represented India was from MIT,pune. The results of indian round of robocon can be seen from here.
Results -indian round 

ABU Robocon 2012

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robocon 2012

The ABU Robocon 2012 was held in Hong Kong on 19th August 2012 where 17 Engineering teams from 16  different countries or regions participated. The Theme for Robocon 2012 declared by Hong Kong was Peng On Dai Gat  which meant In Pursuit of Peace and Prosperity. The winner of the Robocon 2012 is University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

ABU Robocon 2011

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robocon 2011

The ABU Robocon 2011 was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 28th August 2011 where 19 Engineering Colleges from 18  different countries participated. The Theme for Robocon 2011 declared by Thailand was Loy Krathong which meant  Lighting Happiness with Friendship. The winner was  Dhurakij Pundit University coming from Thailand.

ABU Robocon 2010

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robocon 2010

The ABU Robocon 2010 was held in Cairo, Egypt on 22nd September 2010 where 18 Engineering Colleges from 17 different countries participated. The Theme for Robocon 2010 declared by Egypt which was Robo-Pharaohs Build Pyramids. It was won by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China to give China its 4th win in robocon which leaded China to hold the record for the most number of wins.

ABU Robocon 2009

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robocon 2009

The ABU Robocon 2009 was held in Tokyo, Japan on 22nd August 2009 with the Theme of Kago,travel together for victory drums. The traditional Japanese palanquin, carried by human beings which was replaced by robots in competition. The winners were a team from China who completed the task consistently in just 18 seconds. It was won by Harbin Institute of Technology to give China its which china its third successive win.


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robocon 2008

The ABU Robocon 2008 was held at Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune, India on 31st August 2008, where 17 Engineering Colleges from 16 different countries participated. The Theme for Robocon 2008 declared by India was Govinda, based on the traditional Indian stories of their lord Krishna who used to stole  “makhan” (butter) from the heads of gopies.

The details of all  12  winners ,theme and hosts can be seen from the following table.


Reach for the Top of Mt. Fuji
Tokyo, Japan
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Takraw Space Conqueror
Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand Sawangdandin Industrial and Community Education College

Reunion of Separated Lovers, Gyeonwoo & Jiknyeo
Seoul, South Korea
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Climb on the Great Wall Light the Holy Fire
Beijing, China
University of Tokyo

Building the World’s Tallest Twin Tower
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Halong Bay Discovery
Hanoi, Vietnam
Xi'an Jiaotong University

Pune, India
Xi'an Jiaotong University

Travel Together for the Victory Drums
Tokyo, Japan
Harbin Institute of Technology

Robo-Pharaohs built pyramids
Cairo, Egypt
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Loy Krathong, Lighting Happiness with friendship
Bangkok, Thailand
Dhurakij Pundit University

Peng On Dai Gat (In pursuit of peace and prosperity)
Hong Kong, PRC
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

The Green Planet
Da Nang, Vietnam
Kanazawa Institute of Technology

A Salute To Parenthood
To be  announced

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