Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai: VEX mobile robot developed by the students of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) has secured “Design Excellence Award” in International VEX Robotics Competition.
Lena Sekar, Gian Carlo, Haran Pragadeesh, Mukesh Sriram, students of B.Tech. Mechatronics Engineering, have participated and won the “Design Excellence Award” in the International VEX Robotics Competition, organized by the Mechatronics and Robotics Society of Philippines (MRSP) in association with the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), held at Manila, Philippines during 26th and 27th of September 2019. The students were sponsored by the School of Mechanical Sciences.
There were a total of 16 teams from Asia Pacific and Philippines participated in the robotic competition. HITS Team was awarded the design excellence award for their innovative design approach of robots and autonomous navigation capabilities. The design award has been given by Prof. Dr. Ricardo P Pama, Secretary General of AUAP, Mr. Philip Marvin D. Joven, Chairman, MRSP and Mr. Andy Lee, President, Innovation First International (VEX Robotics).
Lena Sekar, the team lead said, “the problem statement and the design of autonomous mode of mobile robot of the competition were really challenging and provided a wonderful learning experience”. The project is funded by the management of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai. The University is a core member of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP).
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