The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) has announced the 2023-24 edition of e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC 2023-24). The aim is to upskill students through ‘Project Based Learning’.
The annual competition takes participants through a 6-month long session using a ‘learn by doing’ approach and a rigorous collaborative schedule. The theme for this year’s edition is ‘The Space Beyond’. There are various hardware-based themes with free robotic kits for select participants.
The competition comprises two stages: in the first stage, students are trained using simulators, while the second stage involves testing participants on problem-solving tasks designed as “themes,” utilizing real hardware. Students can register as a team of two to four members, from any year and branch of the same institute. The broader theme this year relates to outer space and challenges participants to develop innovative solutions for building Space related Applications.
Registrations for the e-Yantra Robotics Competition 2023-24 are open till August 25, 2023. A 20% discount is also up for grabs for Early Birds until August 10, 2023. Cash prizes worth INR 10 Lakhs are at stake this year. To know more and register for the competition, visit the official website at https://portal.e-yantra.org/.
Each competition theme teaches state-of-the-art technologies, including Robotic Operating System (ROS), Drone Control, Control System Design, Robot Design, Machine Learning (ML), Image Processing (IP), 3D Design, Embedded Systems, Geographic Information System (GIS), FPGA Programming, and more. These technology stacks equip students with skills that are highly sought after in the job market, ensuring high-quality placements and even inspires them to higher degrees. Some even do engineering startups.
The e-Yantra Robotics Competition offers a six-week paid summer internship at IIT Bombay to over 100 interns each year. This opportunity allows participants to work on ambitious technical projects and attend enriching talks on various topics, including geo-politics, money & investing, soft skills and more. The experience gained through the competition prepares students to navigate the rapidly transforming world of global opportunities.
The e-Yantra Robotics Competition, hosted at IIT Bombay and funded by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India, has been playing a crucial role in preparing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs for the dynamic world ahead, for over a decade now.
Prof. Kavi Arya, the Principal Investigator of e-Yantra believes in changing the attitude of students from “knowledge consumers” to “knowledge creators. “e-Yantra has always strived to engage young minds in novel entrepreneurial endeavours that goes beyond traditional modes of textbook learning. Our goal is to create “student innovators for local disruption.’”