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Starting off with the venue, you won’t believe if I said this Northshore College building is situated in Colombo 15/Mattakkuliya. It is enormous inside and out. Started nearly 3 years back,  4th batch of students are now undergoing their studies where the univeristiy offers IT and Management Degrees only at the moment.

The name ‘ROBOCOM’ itself gives an idea what this event is about. A Robotics Competition organized by the Northshore College ‘Robotics Society‘ to bring out the hidden talents among the Mechanical Engineering Students and to get an idea about starting a Robotics Degree at the College.

“I hope this competition is the first step of a long way. You will not win instantly, but you will definitely win” – Professor Niranjan Gunawardhana, Director of Northshore College.


10 teams were supposed to battle, however only 7 turned up.  Team Arrow, Team Omega, Team MH370, Team 1st Place, Team Robosonic, Team Circuit Breakers and Team Titan were the present teams at the venue.

Apparently the individual who won the open category Robotics Challenge at UoM last year is one of the Lecturers at Northshore College and he’s been guiding the students for this competition along with some other lecturers as well.

Each team got 3 trials to pick the object and follow the trail. Final results were announced after calculating based on a formula and by judging the design. 3rd place went to Team 1st Place, 2nd place to Team #MH370 and Team Arrow were able to bag the 1st position without any hesitation.


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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.

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At the Northshore College premises “ROBOCOM 2014”, the first ever Robotics Competition for the college is to be held on the 24th of April 2014 from 10 am onwards.

Realizing the potential that Robotics possessed,  “The Northshore College Robotics Society” with the ultimate goal of instilling the very essence of Robotics in Northshore College, was created. In order to expose students to the robotics era of technology,  “ROBOCOM 2014” has been organized , the first ever Robotics competition at Northshore. ROBOCOM is a challenge that which tests participant groups on some of the basic principles of Robotics. Essentially the Bot needs to be able to place/pick an object and follow a line. With the announcement of ROBOCOM, almost all Robotics Enthusiasts or “ROBOMANIACS” within the Software, Electrical and Electronics respects of Northshore have collaborated and formed powerful teams, each comprised of no more than five individual. Almost all the teams have completed the construction of the Bot.

To make the competition a true race to the finish line, cash prizes will be offered to the First, Second and Third teams of the competition. DMS (PVT) Ltd. are the prize sponsors for the competition with Digit being the media partner.

All who are interested in Robotics are cordially invitedo to joins as Northshore puts first steps into the world of Robotics.

Fb event page here


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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Sri Lanka Robotics Challenge will take place on 12th-13th December 2013 at UoM Civil Auditorium, for the 2nd consecutive time. As usual, will happen in 3 main categories which are Flying Dutchman (university category), Black Pearl (school categoryand Endeavour (open category). The latter will happen on 13th.

Initiated by the E-Club of UoM, the winners of this Challenge will be selected to participate in ‘Techfest-International Robotics Challenge 2014’ which will be held in Mumbai and also Cash Prizes are up for grabs.

We at diGIT are proud to be the ‘Online Media Partner’ for this event.
Read more here to know more on SLRC last year.

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To know more about this event, have a look at this article.


The E-Club of University of Moratuwa proudly presents the Sri Lankan Robotics Challenge (SLRC) for the 2nd consecutive year. Last time we initiated this national level robot competition, which had been lacking in Sri Lanka for years. This competition has become a main event in the technology calendar of Sri Lanka and has gained the interest from island wide to international community.

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.

University Category of SLRC is of great importance since the winners will be selected to participate in ‘Techfest-International Robotics Challenge- 2014’, which will be held in Mumbai, India. The IRC of Techfest, held for the 17th consecutive time will be witnessed by thousands of technological enthusiasts from the 3rdof January till 5thof January 2014. The winners will be awarded cash prizes with LKR 50,000, LKR 30,000 and LKR 20,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively and air tickets to participate in Techfest-India.

SLRC University Category – For more information contact Subodha Charles 071 4438868

SLRC School Category Competition 2013 has been organized with the main objective of giving an opportunity to school students from all over the country to experience the only national level robot competition in Sri Lanka. From this kind of event we expect to improve awareness and positive attitudes in school students about Robotics and connected fields. The winners of this category will also be rewarded cash prizes with LKR 40,000, LKR 25,000 and LKR 15,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

SLRC School Category – For more information contact Kasun Tharaka 071 8301394

Open category is a new category introduced for SLRC 2013. This addresses a current issue which Bradix is facing in their production line. We will create a problem statement to overcome the issue. This event is open to the general public. After the event, Brandix will choose the best design which suits to their production line. The winners will be awarded cash prizes with LKR 50,000, LKR 30,000 and LKR 20,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively and they may be asked to implement the design to Brandix production line.

SLRC Open Category – For more information contact Pradeep Sanjeewa 071 8672130

Online registration – http://www.mrt.ac.lk/competitions/slrc/index.php/registration

For more information regarding the competition please visit our web page http://www.mrt.ac.lk/competitions/slrc/

For live update, visit to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UoM.SLRC

(Article Submitted by: Dilan Senaratne | Media coordinator -SLRC 2013)