DRDO launches robotics & unmanned sys exposition

Sakal Times
Sunday, 29 October 2017

Pune: As part of the diamond jubilee celebrations, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is organising a DRDO Robotics & Unmanned Systems Exposition (DRUSE), to ignite the young and talented minds of the engineering student community from all over the country.

The competition aims to tap the young talent for providing innovative and disruptive solutions to some of the challenging operational requirements and needs of Indian Armed Forces.

Pune-based Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), a premier DRDO laboratory, is coordinating the events.

Pune: As part of the diamond jubilee celebrations, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is organising a DRDO Robotics & Unmanned Systems Exposition (DRUSE), to ignite the young and talented minds of the engineering student community from all over the country.

The competition aims to tap the young talent for providing innovative and disruptive solutions to some of the challenging operational requirements and needs of Indian Armed Forces.

Pune-based Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), a premier DRDO laboratory, is coordinating the events.

The zonal level of screening is planned at six zonal centres between March 24 to 15 April 2018 (i.e. Bengaluru, Pune, Tezpur, Jodhpur, New Delhi & Kolkata) to facilitate wide participation from engineering students all across the country.

The exposition is aimed at attracting a wide range of feasible solutions for the technological challenges in defence applications.

The last date for submission of proposals is December 15, 2017. Students desirous to participate may refer DRUSE website at https://rac.gov.in/druse for details.

Who can participate
Any Indian engineering student currently pursuing UG or PG courses in IITs/NITs/IISc or from college/institute/university recognised by AICTE/NAAC.
The students can exhibit innovative ideas, concepts through graphics, concepts/technologies depicted through 2D/3D models, simulation or animation, concept paper presentation, mock-up/working models, prototype and posters.
The themes for the competition are - mountain climbing robot, mobility in snowbound area, soldier assistance vehicle, casualty evacuation, exoskeleton, surveillance of a ship, self-concealing UGV, mobility on water, land and air, underwater survey system, surveillance in multi-storey building, battlefield debris clearance, mine detection and clearance, robotic assistive device for divyang persons, any other defence applications for robotics and unmanned systems.

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