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Engineers from USP to participate in International Robot Contest

A team of Engineers from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment will participate in an international robot contest in Thailand on August 21, 2016.

The Robot Contest, which is known as “Game of ABU Robocon 2016” is an international showdown of ideas in order to create the awareness of efficient energy consumption and clean and renewable energy use.

Robocon team at USP comprises Senior Lecturer from the School of Engineering and Physics (SEP), Dr Utkal Mehta, Assistant Lecturer Mr Sumesh Narayan, Lab Technician Mr Sanjay Singh and five students studying in the Bachelor of Engineering programme - Ram Singh, Peni Jitoko, Sumeet Kumar, Shyamendra Prasad and Asneet Sagar.

Dr Mehta said the team’s participation lines up with a number of priority areas of USP’s Strategic Plan (2013–2018), including Priority Area 3 which has an objective of internationalisation of student experience and Priority Area 4, which aims to take a lead role in the region’s ICT development.

The robot construction has been completed for the competition and students hope to show a good performance in Bangkok added Dr Mehta.

The Asia-Pacific Robot Contest will be held in Bangkok with the theme “Clean Energy Recharging the World.”

As per the theme of the competition, each team has to build two robots; Eco Robot and Hybrid Robot.

Eco Robot does not have an actuator to drive. It receives the driving energy from Hybrid Robot. Eco Robot has to use only one steering actuator to control its direction, to track the path containing Slopes and Hills, River, and Down Hill.

Besides providing driving energy to Eco Robot, Hybrid Robot has to take Wind Turbine Propeller from Eco Robot and climb up Wind Turbine Pole in order to assemble Wind Turbine. Loop Samoa

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(From L-R): USP students Peni Jitoko and Ram Singh with Senior Lecturer Dr Utkal Mehta pose with their robots. Photo supplied:USP

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