Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) working under the aegis of the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of Gujarat is the nodal agency for the S&T promotion, awareness, education, research and development through its various programmes and outreach activities across the state. GUJCOST is also the implementing agency of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy of the State and is playing an important role by supporting research and development activities on emerging fields of Science and Technology and on state and national priority areas.
In the STI policy, one of the identified emerging areas is Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Presently, in Gujarat, very few engineering institutions are having separate specialization courses on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. In order to explore more in this emerging field and to provide a skill set among students, GUJCOST proposes the organization of Robot Making Competition (ROBOFEST- GUJARAT) among students of STEM institutions in the country. The programme consists of three levels and in seven categories of robot making..
Entry and Eligibility
Any registered and affiliated institute/university running STEM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Each participatory team must be comprised of maximum 5 Students and minimum 3 students (at least at the level of Diploma / Undergraduate) along with one Faculty as Mentor/Guide.
The mentor must be a regular faculty member at any of State University/affiliated Institutes/College and with a minimum of three years of experience in STEM as faculty.
The Intellectual Property involved during the design; the execution stage will pertain to the team. However, GUJCOST Patent Information Center may help in filing a patent on request.
Any private company/industry involved in manufacturing/making of robots are not eligible for the competition.
Announcement of competition 29th October 2022
Deadline for Ideation submission 31st December 2022
Result declaration of Ideation stage 15th January 2023
Deadline for submission of proof of concept 15th March 2023
Result declaration of proof of concept stage 31st March 2023
Deadline for submission of Prototype Robot 30th June 2023.
Source : https://robofest.gujarat.gov.in/
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