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Live Blog – Sri Lankan Robotics Challenge (Day 1)

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Sri Lankan Robotics Challenge 2013 will be focusing on three major events: Flying Dutchman (university category),Black Pearl (school categoryand Endeavour (open category). The school and open category will be held on 12th of December and University category will be held on 13th of December at Civil auditorium, University of Moratuwa.

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From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:47 pm

Thats all folks. That’s all for today from our end. Hope you all enjoyed. Catch you all tomorrow. diGIT team signing off. Good Evening. Ciao.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:40 pm

School Category
128 Lyceum College with 18 points at 8th place
116 D S Senanayake College with 56 points at 7th place
118 Maliyadeva College with 78 points at 6th place
114 Rahula College with 84 points at 5th place
101 Mahinda College with 102 points at 4th place
121 Rahula College with 128 poinys at 3rd place
122 Royal College with 145 points at 2nd place
Winner 102 Aloysius College with 153 points

Open Category
Team 18 with 8 points at 3rd place
Team 13 with 17 points at 2nd place
Team 11 with 47 points at 1st place

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:29 pm

The wait is over and we have the results

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:20 pm

We are awaiting the final results of both school and open categories. Stay tuned ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:16 pm

Judges are taking their final decisions.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:16 pm

That was the last contestant of school category round 2.

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Robot is on its way back despite not having the box ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:14 pm

Team 124 enforces a restart.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:13 pm

The robot approached the box but is unable to lift the box.

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The robot is on it’s way ..,

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Team 124 are the final contestants. They are in line now.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:11 pm

Team 128, consisting 3 kids not more than 8 years old, is competing right now. Unbelievable stuff! A round of applause for them.

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Team 128′s chance it is now ….

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They do not take the restart ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20135:00 pm

The robot detects and grabs the box successfully but the robot drops the box unfortunately ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:59 pm

Team 121′s robot starts the course …

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The robot is in position

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Team 121 is up next ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:53 pm

They do not take the restart.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:53 pm

Team 118′s on it’s way. Takes the curve smoothly, robot detects the box and picks but it turns the other direction instead of going back to the starting point ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:50 pm

Team 118 represents Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:49 pm

Group 118 is up next ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:48 pm

The judge panel is now inspecting team 101′s robot..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:46 pm

It’s turns back on the course and now it’s going in the opposite direction.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:44 pm

The robot detects the box now and is in its way back to the starting point.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:44 pm

Group 101′s robot is in the course and is moving towards the box.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:39 pm

Robot is set in the starting position ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:39 pm

Group number 101 is the next contestant.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:38 pm

1 minute 42 seconds were taken by the robot to do its job. Great achievement!

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:37 pm

Smooth work there by team 122.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:37 pm

Slow and steady wins the race ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:37 pm

Robot is slowly following the course and it grabs the box and now it’s on its way back smoothly ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:35 pm

Team 122′s robot is on its way …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:33 pm

Team 122′s robot is about to start its course.

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Next team in line is team 122.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:31 pm

It took only 1 minute and four seconds to complete the task. Great achievement! Kudos to team 102 ..

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The robot is successfull.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:30 pm

The robot successfuly detected the object and is on its way back now.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:29 pm

Team 102′s robot is on it’s course.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:28 pm

The contestants’ knowledge will be given 15 points to them while the finishing and the looks given 10 points .

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:26 pm

For each restart, the contestants will be given a penalty of 10 points.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:25 pm

Team 102 is about to start the course..

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It’s team 102′s chance now ..

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The robot followed the path but couldn’t catch the object properly.

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Team 115 is about to start the course ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:21 pm

First inline will be team 115.

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The judge panel is on the stage now ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:19 pm

Mr. Lakshitha Chathuranga will address the gathering about rules and regulations ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20134:18 pm

Wait is over. The final round of the school category will commence now.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:58 pm

The robots are recuperating at the moment ..

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Group 11 and 13 are requested to meet the judge panel ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:38 pm

Unfortunately the team is having mechanical problems

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:35 pm

Group 18 is now getting Ready for their demonstration.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:34 pm

This teams too appears to be having mechanical problems ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:34 pm

Next, its team number 18 led by R.G. Ranasinghe

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They will not demonstration yet because of the glitches with the robot

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Mr. Roshan Balaththa is the next contestant

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The robot is successful in loading the A4 papers

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Each restart will account for 10 of penalty ..

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Robot failed once again ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:24 pm

Still waiting .. 3 minutes more ..

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Time is running …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:23 pm

Still the robot is waiting. The robot couldn’t load the papers. Another reset is enforced.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:22 pm

Robot starts loading the A4 papers

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Team 13 is ready to start

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:21 pm

A team is given 5 minutes to complete the task. A time bonus will be given according how much time is left after the completion.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:20 pm

Team number 13 is getting ready for their demonstration…

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He is unloading the papers in to the corresponding boxes …

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He is successfully loading the A4 sheets

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Contestants are given a penalty for each reset ..

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If the A4 sheets are damaged, there will be a penalty.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:11 pm

First contestant is Anuruddha Tennakoon representing group 11.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:07 pm

The robots need to detect different colours of A4 sheets and place them in to 3 separate box of each color ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:04 pm

8 teams – 115, 128, 102, 122, 121, 101, 118, and 124 have been selected for the second round of the school category. Congrats to them ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20133:02 pm

We are about to start the open category of the Sri Lanka Robotics Challenge .. Stay tuned ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20131:08 pm

We are breaking for the Lunch break.

Be right back.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20131:06 pm

That marks the end of the 1st round of school category. Judges are being thanked. Everyone leaves the stage.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201312:57 pm

Team 117 and another 2 teams will compete now. And with that School category challenge will conclude.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201312:34 pm

Team 112 comes to the stage again overcoming their early failed attempt. Lets wish them luck.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201312:26 pm

Previous Judge panel will be back on stage now giving a rest to the current ones.

The teams next in line are 114 and 129.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201312:19 pm

Team 101 will showcase their robot now. Unfortunately couldn’t grab the object. Back to the starting point.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201312:10 pm

117 will come up with their robot now. Apparently 130 had a mechanical failure as well.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201312:09 pm

Team 130 is preparing their Robot, and will take off when they get the permission from the judge panel. Team 127s’ robot had a mechanical failure. They leave.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201312:03 pm

It’s team number 127′s chance now …

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Team 126 is ready now and their robot is on it’s course ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:57 am

The robots are having a break right now apparently …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:48 am

Team 118′s robot is in it’s way …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:46 am

Team 118 is on the stage …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:38 am

Team 115′s robot is on the course …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:36 am

Next chance would be team 115′s chance ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:36 am

Thilina Ambagahawaththa, Eranda Fernando and Sahan Ranasinghe is the new judge panel.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:34 am

Current judge panel is replaced by a new judge panel …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:30 am

Team 125′s robot is all over the place …

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Team 125 is from Maliyadeva College.

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Team 125 is called on to the stage …

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The robots apparently are recuperating again ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:25 am

It’s St. Aloysius college who tops the leader-board right now.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:23 am

Team 103′s robot is on the course ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:19 am

It’s team 103 who’s on stage now ..

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Accuracy of following, speed, lifting the object will be given 10 marks each respectively.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:14 am

WOW! This robot is fast …..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:14 am

Team 129′s robot is on it’s way …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:08 am

The robots are ready. It’s team 129′s chance.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201311:03 am

Apparently the robots need some time to recuperate …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:59 am

A fast and furious robot by team 132 … :D

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Team 132 is up for their course ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:57 am

Team 114 is being inspected by the judges …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:53 am

It’s team 114′s chance now …

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“Each restart will lose 10 points” the compere says.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:47 am

Slow and steady wins the race .. :D

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:47 am

Team 112′s robot is in it’s course ..

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Team number 112 is up ..

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Time is up for team 128 ..

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Team 128′s robot is in it’s course …

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Team 128 is up ..

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Second session of the round 1 starts now ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:27 am

A new judge panel is on the stage …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:27 am

Round 1 – school category is re-commencing ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:22 am

Round 1 – School category is paused for a moment ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:17 am

Time is up for team 124 ..

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They are also given 10 points for lifting the box/object.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:13 am

Team 124 is given 10 points of penalty for drifting away from the path ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:11 am

Team 124 is onstage and they starts their course ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:09 am

Team number 124 is up ..

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Team 122 explains the workings of their robot to the judge panel …

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Team 122′s robot successfully completes the course …

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“A team can reset the robot any number of times within the given 5 minutes” – the compere reiterates ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 201310:02 am

Team 122′s robot is on it’s way to the object via the pre-determined path ..

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Team 122 is ready now ..

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The contestant 115 is having a battery failure so it’s team 122 chance to demonstrate their robot ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:55 am

It’s team number 115′s chance to show their robot ..

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Points will be given to the checkpoints passed, collecting the object, and bringing the robot back to the starting position with or without the object

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:53 am

Contestants will be given 15 points to the accuracy of the line followed ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:52 am

Team 103 explains the workings of their robot to the judge panel ..

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Team 103 is having trouble getting their robot to work ..

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It’s team 103′s chance to come forward ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:43 am

Team 121 explains the workings of their robot to the judge panel ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:41 am

The teams may reset their robot any number of times within the given five minutes ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:38 am

A bonus of 10 points will be awarded if the robot lifts the object ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:37 am

The contestants have to direct their robot through a pre-determined line and pickup an object and come back to the starting point within 5 minutes.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:34 am

Team 121 is up with their robot.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:33 am

Judge panel will be asking questions from the teams to ensure the robot is done by the contestants themselves …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:31 am

If the robot completes the task within 5 minutes, time bonus will be given within the time remaining …

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:25 am

Group 102 completes the first task. An applause for them ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:22 am

First task for the robot is going on. It has to cover a full circle from starting position back to where it was ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:18 am

School category – Round 1, Phase 1 is now underway ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:17 am

Group number 102 is on the stage right now, and they will demonstrate what their robot can do ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:16 am

The judge panel is welcomed on to the stage ..

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He leaves.

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:15 am

“Robotics is a multi-disciplinary field, patience is a virtue ” – Subodha

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:11 am

Mr. Subodha Charles, Co-chairman of SLRC delivers the welcome speech right now ..

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:08 am

Dignitaries are welcomed forward for the traditional lighting of oil lamp…

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Everyone rises for the National Anthem.

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The comperes welcomes the audience

From Press From Press Dec 12, 20139:03 am

Good Morning folks! We’re live from the event.

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