ABU-ROBOCON is an international robotics event organized by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.Teams from over 25 countries from Asia participate in this Event.The competition is similar to Olympics where every year there is new host nation, which gives a new theme and we have to build robots based on the theme.
Themes are based on the culture and tradition of the Host Nation. Robocon provides a platform for the countries to showcase their talent to the world through robotics. The national winning team represents its country in the Internationals
For the selection of the best team from India, a National robocon Event is organised by Doordarshan, India hosted by IIT-Delhi.
More than 80 colleges , including IITs, NITs participate in this competition. This Event is live Broadcasted on Television by DD Channel (Doordarshan Channel).Every year the competition takes place at IIT-Delhi.
ALL teams are supposed to send a detail technical documentation which includes the justification for proposed robot designs. The documentation is evaluated out of 100 points.
Here teams are evaluated on the basis of videos of actual working robots, performing different tasks as per the rulebook.
Based on the score of Stage 1 and Stage 2, top 50 teams are selected for the final one-on-one competition at IIT-Delhi.
In 2023, the theme of the competition is to cast flowers over Angkor Wat by the
corporation of a rabbit robot and an elephant robot. The actual competition is "Ring Toss Game’ using blue and
red rings made of rubber hoses instead of flowers.
The moment the team successfully put all top rings of their color into all 8 poles (own team’s Type 1 poles and Type 2 and Type 3 poles in the Angkor Centre Area), they achieve Chey-Yo and be declared as a winner.
In 2022, ABU Robocon meets its 21st birthday. Will the Lagori be piled up successfully?
Or will they be attacked before achieving it? Let the exciting game of Lagori begin! The game is between two
teams- red and blue.
The game is between two teams (Team 1: “Seeker” and Team 2: “Hitter”) and the game starts by throwing a ball by the seeker to break a stone tower called “Lagori” (see figure below). While the seekers try to pile up the stones again, the hitter throws balls to interrupt them.
In 2021, ABU Robocon meets his 20th birthday. Let the robots companioning with us for 20
years. "Throwing arrows into pots" is a traditional etiquette and game in ancient China. The game is between
two teams- red and blue.
Each team has the luxury of using two bots namely- defensive robot(DR) and throwing robot(TR). The collective task of the following two robots o f the teams is throwing arrows into pots placed on the tables and restricting the opponent's bots from doing the same.
In year 2023, the contest was hosted by Combodia and the contest was based on the theme of casting Flowers over Angkor Wat.
We ranked 14th in India amongst all the 50 colleges participating.
In year 2022, the contest was hosted by India and the contest was based on game lagori where bots will hit and pile up the lagori in minimum time.
We ranked 3rd in India amongst all the 49 colleges participating.
In the year 2021, contest was hosted by China and the contest was throwing arrows into pots played using 2 bots (DR and TR). We received 100/100 in the first stage of competition.
We ranked 4th in India and were awarded with "Promising Performer".
In 2020, the competition was hosted by Fiji and the contest was to play rugby 7’s game using two robots and five obstacles as five defending players. We received 100/100 in the first stage of competition.
We ranked 4th in India and were awarded with "Judges special award".