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Live Blog – ROBOCOM 2014

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In an effort to keep up with this rapidly developing field, and in order to expose our students to this particular sphere of robotic technology, Northshore College has organized ‘Robocom’, its first ever Robotics competition.

More info here.

Keep an eye on our Live Blog for detailed updates as we will bring them to you instantly as they happen. :D

From Press From Press Apr 24, 20141:16 pm

This concludes the first ever Robocom 2014 of Northshore College.

Congrats to the teams who won prizes.

This is team digit signing off.

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Maithri thanks all the staff advisers, sponsors and the judge panel.

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Keep on the work you have been doing. – Prof Samantha

Mithri Sivalinga will give the vote of thanks to wind things up.

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Mr. Dilan from DMS will announce the winners.

4th : TeamOmega
3rd : Team 1st Place
2nd : Team #MH370
1st : Team Arrow

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A warm round of applause for the judge panel.

From Press From Press Apr 24, 201412:59 pm

Team Robosonic: This was a great experience sine we hadn’t built a robot before. We are happy with what we delivered.

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Team 1st Place: It was a great experience for us since we didn’t know anything about robotics.

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Team Circuit Breakers: This is our 4th robot actually. The robot we presented today was built under 6 hours.

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Team Omega: We perfected the robot only yesterday. Even though we got help from other groups too. Kudos.

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Team Arrow: Talking about the robot, it was awful building it. We were like a family. Each member contributed their whole.

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Team #MH370: we worked since last 2 weeks. I’d like to Northshore for organizing something like this.

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Mudhitha from Team Titan says that they only spent 2 days on this robot to build.

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Prof Samantha asks each person from each group to volunteer and to share their experience about this Robot Competition.

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Stay tuned for more info.

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Teams can show case their robots to the audience while the judges are finalizing the results. This demo is not counted for the final results.

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3 teams have been disqualifies since they didnt show up.

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Team and the participants of Robocom 2014.

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Being by here, competing here, you all have already won it. – Prof Samantha

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Robots are being judged by the judges for their design.

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That concludes all the trials.

Judges will now judge the robots by their design.

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Team Circuit Breakers final trial is next. Their robot is unable to pick the object.

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Team 1st place is done with all their trials. They did well.

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Team Circuit Breakers robot seem to be malfunctioning. Team 1st Place is next up.

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Team Tech Now havent presented their robot yet.

Team Circuit Breakers are next.

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The robot picked up the object, followed the trail but couldn’t finish.

MH370 will finish their 3rd trial as well.

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Group #MH370 are coming for their turn.

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The robot fails to pick the object.

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Group 8, RoboSonic will perform their both remaining trials now.

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We are back.

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We will be having a 30 minute refreshment break now. Stay tuned till we get back.

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Team 1, Titans are up for their second trial.

Their robot is unable to pick up the object.

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Team Omega were able to finish it through.

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Team Omega are again on stage for their 3rd trial.

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Team 8, RoboSonic are prepping.

Their robot picked the object but didnt move thereafter.

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Their 1st attempt gets wasted since the robot was unable to locate the object to pick it up.

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Team name : 1st Place on stage now.

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DMS are also the partners of the IT labs in Northshore College.

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He thanks the Northshore College for giving them this opportunity. He plays a small 2 minute video which showcases their products and what they do.

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A small presentation by the event sponsors DMS will take place now.

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Next group, Team Omega. They managed to get through the 1st round without any error.

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Team #MH370 comes to the stage. Their robot failed the 1st attempt. but aced the 2nd attempt.

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They are going for the remaining 2 trials too. They go off the stage, happy.

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Team Arrow for the win. Their robot took only 5 seconds to reach the finish line.

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Apparently some teams are not ready. Team Arrow on stage then.

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This is all a part of learning. – Prof Samantha

Team #MH370 is next up.

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And just like that, their remaining t trials are wasted as well. Robot goes in a circle, rather than following the trail.

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Team Titan’s robot malfunctions in the first round. 2 more to go.

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Team Titan is first up. FYI, There are only 10 teams today.

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Each team will get 3 trials and each trial will consist of 5 minutes.
Your robot is allowed to restart only 3 times and there is a penalty as well.

Prof Samantha reads out some criteria.

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Prof Samnatha concludes with his best wishes.

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One of our Lecturer here won the open category award at UoM. – Prof Samantha

From Press From Press Apr 24, 201410:37 am

By initiating the Robotics Society of Northshore, we have laid the foundation. We are all happy about your achievements. – Prof Samantha

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Prof Samantha shares a few words too.

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I hope this competition is the first step of a long way. At the end of the day, we will have 3 prize winners, and 7 potential winners. You will not win instantly, but you will definitely will. Prof concludes.

From Press From Press Apr 24, 201410:28 am

This Robocom 2014 is just the start. I understand the importance of technology and robotics is the future. – Prof Niranjan

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We have pooled together to make peoples future, a brighter one at Northshore College. – Prof Niranjan

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Professor Niranjan Gunawardhana will say a few words as well.

We have come a hard way till this stage. – Prof Niranjan

From Press From Press Apr 24, 201410:23 am

President of Robotics Club in Northshore College will welcome the gathering. He says Robotics is one of the vastly developing field in the world.

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To start off the proceedings , the following dignitaries will light the oil lamp.

Niranjan Gunawardhana
Samantha Senarathna
Dr. Udayakumara
Representative from DMS
Priyanthi Dharmarathne
Sumindha Ranasinghe
Dr. Ariyaratne
Uthum Perera

From Press From Press Apr 24, 201410:17 am

Everyone is asked take seat since we will be starting in a moment.

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This is the unique oil lamp for today which will be lit once all the dignitaries are here.

From Press From Press Apr 24, 20149:52 am

things are underway, the proceedings will start in a while. Stay tuned with us till the event commences.

From Press From Press Apr 24, 20149:52 am

Morning everyone.

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