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Live Blog – Sri Lankan Robotics Challenge (Day 2)

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From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:16 pm

That marks the end of the event. Digit team signs off now. Good day!

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:15 pm

One last big applause for the E-club of University Of Moratuwa …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:12 pm

Mr. Tharindu Samith Abeywickrama is invited to deliver the vote of thanks..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:12 pm

A round of applause for all the teams participated and all the teams who won.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:11 pm

The three winning teams qualify for the tech fest in Mumbai – India.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:11 pm

They are given a cash price of 110000 rupees.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:10 pm

They win by scoring 804 points! A big lead that is.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:08 pm

The winner of the university category is team 1017 from University Of Moratuwa !!!

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:07 pm

Runner up of university category goes to team from University Of Moratuwa with 472 points. They are given a cash price of 70000 rupees ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:05 pm

They are given a cash price of 20000 rupees ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:04 pm

Third Place Of University Category goes to team 1007 representing SLIIT with 289 points.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:03 pm

Results of SLRC13 of university category

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:02 pm

Vice Chancellor Dr Ananda Jayawardhane , Hiran Munasinghe and Dhananjaya Rajapaksa are invited to the stage to present the awards for the winners of university category

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20135:00 pm

Winner of the open category is team 11 – Mr Anuruddha Thennakoon! He is given 50000 rupees/= of cash prize.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:59 pm

The best video award goes to, Mahinda College – Galle.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:58 pm

We are ready to present the trophy to the winning team now …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:56 pm

01st runners up for the open category is team 13

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:55 pm

The winner of the school category is team from St Aloysius College – Galle

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:52 pm

The runner up of school category is team 122, representing Royal College Colombo, They are given a cash prize of 25000/=

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:51 pm

Third place, representing Rahula College, Team members R.J.W Samith Ashan,
Lahiru nawoda epa, PM dulith, Hiran hasalanka jayasinghe, and Waruna meththasinghe recieves a cash prize of 15000 rupees.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:49 pm

Dr. Ranga Rodrigo and Dr.Ajith Paskuwal are welcomed to stage to give the awards to the school category.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:31 pm

With that we make the end of final round of the university category …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:31 pm

Team 1016 concludes …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:29 pm

The autonomous robot is having problems grabbing the box apparently, but the manual robot does it’s job right..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:25 pm

3, 2, 1 and team 1016 proceeds with the actual run …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:25 pm

5 minutes for the dry run is over. Now we begin the actual run …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:23 pm

Team 1016 is having the dry run now …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:21 pm

Team 1016 is given 2 minutes for hardware calibrations and 5 minutes for the dry run ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:18 pm

Team 1016 is the last contestant for the day …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:18 pm

The both robots have completed their respective jobs impeccably. Team 1017 for the win!

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:17 pm

The robots are doing their job well ….

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:16 pm

Team 1017 proceeds with the dry run …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:10 pm

Team 1017, will also be given 2 minutes for hardware calibrations and 5 minutes for the dry run in which the auto bot identifies and maps the nodes placed on the grid of the arena ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:09 pm

Team 1017, representing University Of Moratuwa is up next.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:08 pm

The two robots completes the tasks impeccably … Good Job team 1024.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:05 pm

3, 2, 1 and now it’s time for the actual run ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:02 pm

Team 1024 will take 2 minutes for hardware calibrations and 5 more minutes for the dry run.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20134:01 pm

Team 1024 is welcomed to the arena to continue with the contest, amidst the closing ceremony ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20133:52 pm

Dr. Ajith Paskuwal, head of the Department of Telecommunication and Engineering is invited to the stage to address the gathering …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20133:44 pm

Professor U.G.A. Pussewala is invited to the stage to address the gathering ….

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20133:31 pm

The Vice Chancellor of University Of Moratuwa, Dr. Ananda Jayawardene is invited to address the gathering.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20133:21 pm

To continue with the proceedings, the dignitaries are welcomed to the lighting of the traditional oil lamp.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20133:20 pm

It’s time for the closing ceremony.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20133:07 pm

Final round of the university category will pause now, and closing ceremony will begin in few minutes..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20133:06 pm

The team couldn’t do the task so they withdraw from the competition ….

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20133:02 pm

It’s time for the actual run ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:58 pm

2 minutes for the calibrations are over, now the robot is doing the dry run. It will map the nodes in the grid. And the bot will have to avoid those nodes in the actual run …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:55 pm

Team 1032 is now taking time for hardware changes and the dry run..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:54 pm

Team 1032 representing the University Of Moratuwa is up next.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:53 pm

The manual bot lowers the bridge and the auto bot crosses the bridge avoiding all the nodes .. Job well done by SLIIT.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:52 pm

The auto bot places the box in to the pit successfully ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:50 pm

3, 2, 1 and Team 1007 is on it’s course …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:49 pm

They are preparing for the actual run ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:49 pm

Team 1007 from SLIIT’s five minutes for the dry run is over..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:48 pm

Professor Rohan Munasinghe will join the judge panel in the final round of the university category…

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:44 pm

We are waiting until the team 1007 finishes with their dry run. In the dry run, the auto bot must map the nodes in order to avoid them in the actual run.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:42 pm

Team 1007 represents SLIIT.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:40 pm

There will be 5 nodes on the grid, the auto bot must find it’s way around this nodes by it self.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:37 pm

The organizers are placing certain nodes in the arena, the robots must move around this nodes when they are competing …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:31 pm

Team 1007 is the first team to compete in the final round ….

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:28 pm

Only 5 teams were selected to final round, though there was a wildcard round, only team 1034 has participated in it. The other teams has been withdrawn from the competition. Since team 1034 hadn’t scored sufficient marks to enter the final round, there will be only 5 teams in the final round ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:23 pm

Unfortunately, team 1040 too has withdrawn from the competition ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:20 pm

Team 1040 won’t take the dry run, they’re in for the actual run immediately..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:18 pm

Team 1035 has withdrawn from the competition …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:17 pm

Teams 1035 and 1040 are requested forward in to the two arenas for their calibrations and dry runs ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:16 pm

Great effort by team 1034. Applause for them.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:15 pm

Auto bot fails once again and they are out of restarts ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:15 pm

Team 1034 has taken 2 restarts now, their auto bot doesn’t seem to work properly. Their manual robot has completed it’s part perfectly though.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:13 pm

Now they’re in for the actual run 3,2,1 and they’re on with it.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:12 pm

Time for the dry run is now over ….

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:09 pm

The robots are still being calibrated …..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:07 pm

Team 1034 is now having their dry run ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:06 pm

The comperes ask from the crowd to turn off flashers as they interfere the robots ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:03 pm

Team 1034 is is up …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20132:02 pm

We’re back online ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:59 am

It’s time for the lunch break. Bon Appétit! We will be back shortly. Stay tuned …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:58 am

Unfortunately team 1035 won’t join here with the proceeding as they are having technical errors on their robots …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:57 am

We are waiting till team 1035 comes to the arena ….

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:55 am

Team 1035 representing ACBT campus is up next ….

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:54 am

And now to continue with the proceedings, the judge panel is welcomed to the stage again ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:54 am

Mr. Udena Wickaramasooriya concludes. He leaves ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:52 am

Mr. Udena shares his views about technology and it’s capabilities with the gathering …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:44 am

“Over time the cost of producing a vehicle has decreased, but the features have increased. That’s the development of technology” – Udena

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:40 am

“Real win comes when you do something in real life” – Udena

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:38 am

Mr, Udena Wickramasooriya on the stage with his speech right now.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:37 am

Mr. Udena Wickramasooriya, head of the Brandix group is welcomed in to the gathering …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:36 am

The comperes regards the judges ….

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:34 am

Team 1017 has taken just only 1 minute and 24 seconds to complete it’s tasks.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:33 am

Both robots are doing their jobs impeccably an applause for them by the crowd.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:33 am

Team 1017′s actual run is in it’s course ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:31 am

Time for the dry run of team 1017 is over …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:25 am

Team 1017 is taking their time for hardware changes and the dry run …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:21 am

Team 1017 is up next …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:19 am

The robots can have 3 restarts without any penalties ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:17 am

3, 2, 1 and the robot is on it’s course ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:14 am

The comperes ask for the camera flashes to be off, because they interfere with the robots …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:12 am

Team 1034 is given 2 minutes for the hardware calibrations and 5 minutes for a dry run …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:08 am

The team up next is team 1034.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201311:07 am

We’re back. Judge panel is welcomed to the stage …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:39 am

It’s time for the refreshment break. We will be back in 20 minutes …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:38 am

Team 1040 has withdrawn …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:37 am

The teams can take up to 3 restarts, and no penalties are given …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:32 am

Their robot appears to be malfunctioning …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:30 am

Team 1040 starts their course now …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:29 am

They are now taking 2 minutes for hardware changes and 5 minutes for the dry run …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:28 am

Team 1040 from ICBT are the next team in line …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:26 am

Manual bot of team 1016 did the work successfully, but their auto bot failed to grab one of the boxes. They leaves the stage ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:24 am

Once again the auto bot fails to lift the box from the holder …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:23 am

The robot fails to lift the box. They restarts from the previous checkpoint.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:22 am

Team 1016 has completed their dry run ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:21 am

There’s a slight delay as the power goes out, but now it’s back.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:14 am

They are given 2 minutes for hardware changes and 5 minutes for the dry run …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:13 am

The next chance is for the Team 1016 from University Of Moratuwa ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:11 am

The robot crosses the trench successfully second time ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:11 am

Team 1024 is having a restart ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:10 am

Unfortunately, the manual bot got stuck in the trench ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:09 am

The robots are doing their job impeccably at the moment …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:09 am

3, 2, 1, and team 1024′s robots are on their way through the course ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:07 am

Dry run for team 1024 is over …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:06 am

The contestants are having a dry run in the arena …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 201310:00 am

A slight delay as the contestants calibrate their robots …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:57 am

Team 1024 is from University Of Moratuwa. They are in-line now ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:57 am

They did it in 1 minute and 37 seconds ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:56 am

Team 1032 completes the course successfully.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:51 am

A trench with two holders are in place in the arena, when the two robots bring the two boxes to aforementioned two holders, manual robot gets free from the red arena. It must then place the two boxes in the trench so that auto bot can go over the trench to a inclined plane where it must get help from the manual robot to cross a bridge like structure..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:46 am

Team 1032 is in the second arena … and they are doing a dry run ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:43 am

Team from SLIIT completes the task in 2 minutes and 28 seconds …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:43 am

When it enters the arena, there’s a box to pick up. The manual bot must pick up the box and place it in to a respective holder, while the auto robot must bring a box to another holder from the area marked black in the arena …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:41 am

There’s an area marked with Red in the arena, only the manual bot is allowed to be in that area. The manual bot should shoot a ball through a crivace in the arena, then it can enter the red area ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:40 am

There are two types of robots are in this challenge, The manual bot and the autobot.

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:36 am

We are having a dry run with the robots before starting the proceedings …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:31 am

A slight delay in the proceeding because the contestants are configuring their robots ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:29 am

Team from SLIIT are the first contestants in line .. They are in the arena right now …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:26 am

Mr. Ernaga Fernando, Mr. Lakshitha Chathuranga and Dr. Ranga Rodrigo are the judge panel ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:25 am

Everyone rises for the national anthem …

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:21 am

The comperes welcomes the gathering ..

From Press From Press Dec 13, 20139:19 am

Good Morning Folks! We are live from the Civil Auditorium of Moratuwa, bringing you the latest news from day two of the SLRC ..

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