Sri Lankan Robotics Challenge 2013 will be focusing on three major events: Flying Dutchman (university category),Black Pearl (school category) and 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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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
Team 18 with 8 points at 3rd place
Team 13 with 17 points at 2nd place
Team 11 with 47 points at 1st place
The wait is over and we have the results
We are awaiting the final results of both school and open categories. Stay tuned ..
Judges are taking their final decisions.
That was the last contestant of school category round 2.
Robot is on its way back despite not having the box ..
Team 124 enforces a restart.
The robot approached the box but is unable to lift the box.
The robot is on it’s way ..,
Team 124 are the final contestants. They are in line now.
Team 128, consisting 3 kids not more than 8 years old, is competing right now. Unbelievable stuff! A round of applause for them.
Team 128′s chance it is now ….
They do not take the restart ..
The robot detects and grabs the box successfully but the robot drops the box unfortunately ..
Team 121′s robot starts the course …
The robot is in position
Team 121 is up next ..
They do not take the restart.
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 ..
Team 118 represents Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.
Group 118 is up next ..
The judge panel is now inspecting team 101′s robot..
It’s turns back on the course and now it’s going in the opposite direction.
The robot detects the box now and is in its way back to the starting point.
Group 101′s robot is in the course and is moving towards the box.
Robot is set in the starting position ..
Group number 101 is the next contestant.
1 minute 42 seconds were taken by the robot to do its job. Great achievement!
Smooth work there by team 122.
Slow and steady wins the race ..
Robot is slowly following the course and it grabs the box and now it’s on its way back smoothly ..
Team 122′s robot is on its way …
Team 122′s robot is about to start its course.
Next team in line is team 122.
It took only 1 minute and four seconds to complete the task. Great achievement! Kudos to team 102 ..
The robot is successfull.
The robot successfuly detected the object and is on its way back now.
Team 102′s robot is on it’s course.
The contestants’ knowledge will be given 15 points to them while the finishing and the looks given 10 points .
For each restart, the contestants will be given a penalty of 10 points.
Team 102 is about to start the course..
It’s team 102′s chance now ..
The robot followed the path but couldn’t catch the object properly.
Team 115 is about to start the course ..
First inline will be team 115.
The judge panel is on the stage now ..
Mr. Lakshitha Chathuranga will address the gathering about rules and regulations ..
Wait is over. The final round of the school category will commence now.
The robots are recuperating at the moment ..
Group 11 and 13 are requested to meet the judge panel ..
Unfortunately the team is having mechanical problems
Group 18 is now getting Ready for their demonstration.
This teams too appears to be having mechanical problems ..
Next, its team number 18 led by R.G. Ranasinghe
They will not demonstration yet because of the glitches with the robot
Mr. Roshan Balaththa is the next contestant
The robot is successful in loading the A4 papers
Each restart will account for 10 of penalty ..
Robot failed once again ..
Still waiting .. 3 minutes more ..
Time is running …
Still the robot is waiting. The robot couldn’t load the papers. Another reset is enforced.
Robot starts loading the A4 papers
Team 13 is ready to start
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.
Team number 13 is getting ready for their demonstration…
He is unloading the papers in to the corresponding boxes …
He is successfully loading the A4 sheets
Contestants are given a penalty for each reset ..
If the A4 sheets are damaged, there will be a penalty.
First contestant is Anuruddha Tennakoon representing group 11.
The robots need to detect different colours of A4 sheets and place them in to 3 separate box of each color ..
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 ..
We are about to start the open category of the Sri Lanka Robotics Challenge .. Stay tuned ..
We are breaking for the Lunch break.
Be right back.
That marks the end of the 1st round of school category. Judges are being thanked. Everyone leaves the stage.
Team 117 and another 2 teams will compete now. And with that School category challenge will conclude.
Team 112 comes to the stage again overcoming their early failed attempt. Lets wish them luck.
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.
Team 101 will showcase their robot now. Unfortunately couldn’t grab the object. Back to the starting point.
117 will come up with their robot now. Apparently 130 had a mechanical failure as well.
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.
It’s team number 127′s chance now …
Team 126 is ready now and their robot is on it’s course ..
The robots are having a break right now apparently …
Team 118′s robot is in it’s way …
Team 118 is on the stage …
Team 115′s robot is on the course …
Next chance would be team 115′s chance ..
Thilina Ambagahawaththa, Eranda Fernando and Sahan Ranasinghe is the new judge panel.
Current judge panel is replaced by a new judge panel …
Team 125′s robot is all over the place …
Team 125 is from Maliyadeva College.
Team 125 is called on to the stage …
The robots apparently are recuperating again ..
It’s St. Aloysius college who tops the leader-board right now.
Team 103′s robot is on the course ..
It’s team 103 who’s on stage now ..
Accuracy of following, speed, lifting the object will be given 10 marks each respectively.
WOW! This robot is fast …..
Team 129′s robot is on it’s way …
The robots are ready. It’s team 129′s chance.
Apparently the robots need some time to recuperate …
A fast and furious robot by team 132 …
Team 132 is up for their course ..
Team 114 is being inspected by the judges …
It’s team 114′s chance now …
“Each restart will lose 10 points” the compere says.
Slow and steady wins the race ..
Team 112′s robot is in it’s course ..
Team number 112 is up ..
Time is up for team 128 ..
Team 128′s robot is in it’s course …
Team 128 is up ..
Second session of the round 1 starts now ..
A new judge panel is on the stage …
Round 1 – school category is re-commencing ..
Round 1 – School category is paused for a moment ..
Time is up for team 124 ..
They are also given 10 points for lifting the box/object.
Team 124 is given 10 points of penalty for drifting away from the path ..
Team 124 is onstage and they starts their course ..
Team number 124 is up ..
Team 122 explains the workings of their robot to the judge panel …
Team 122′s robot successfully completes the course …
“A team can reset the robot any number of times within the given 5 minutes” – the compere reiterates ..
Team 122′s robot is on it’s way to the object via the pre-determined path ..
Team 122 is ready now ..
The contestant 115 is having a battery failure so it’s team 122 chance to demonstrate their robot ..
It’s team number 115′s chance to show their robot ..
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
Contestants will be given 15 points to the accuracy of the line followed ..
Team 103 explains the workings of their robot to the judge panel ..
Team 103 is having trouble getting their robot to work ..
It’s team 103′s chance to come forward ..
Team 121 explains the workings of their robot to the judge panel ..
The teams may reset their robot any number of times within the given five minutes ..
A bonus of 10 points will be awarded if the robot lifts the object ..
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.
Team 121 is up with their robot.
Judge panel will be asking questions from the teams to ensure the robot is done by the contestants themselves …
If the robot completes the task within 5 minutes, time bonus will be given within the time remaining …
Group 102 completes the first task. An applause for them ..
First task for the robot is going on. It has to cover a full circle from starting position back to where it was ..
School category – Round 1, Phase 1 is now underway ..
Group number 102 is on the stage right now, and they will demonstrate what their robot can do ..
The judge panel is welcomed on to the stage ..
“Robotics is a multi-disciplinary field, patience is a virtue ” – Subodha
Mr. Subodha Charles, Co-chairman of SLRC delivers the welcome speech right now ..
Dignitaries are welcomed forward for the traditional lighting of oil lamp…
Everyone rises for the National Anthem.
The comperes welcomes the audience
Good Morning folks! We’re live from the event.