Techtronics Education Limited conducted the Indian Robot Olympiad (IRO) contest in August 2010 at Delhi and Bangalore for the students of junior, primary and senior categories and around 177 children participated in the competition.
Three students from Canadian International School won in the junior level. Children's Technology Workshop (CTW) of Mumbai was declared as the winner in the primary category.
It was announced that Lawrence School of Ooty won in the senior level and the runner-up was The International School of Bangalore (TISB). The winners will be taking part in the World Robot Olympiad 2010 to be organized in Philippines.
Three students chose the topic 'culture and tourism' and developed robots that can perform Bharathanatyam and can teach on various Indian locations and Indian tradition. Another two students named Aniruddh and Arko from National Public School, Bangalore created a robot which can perform various activities like kicking a can, moving on a straight line etc and Aniruddh said that they had built the robot in less than three hours but they found it difficult to make their robot perform different movements.
Apoorva Khalya, Chief Judge of IRO stated that the students who had taken part in this competition are so talented that they can even participate in International tournaments. He added that teaching science and mathematics right from childhood has enabled these students to understand the basics of robotic programming. He further added that creating the robotic structure was a huge task for these children.
Sudhanshu Sharma, Managing Director of Techtronics, insisted on the concept of learning through practical activities and he wanted the children to get exposed to various technologies at an early age which can help them to keep up their passion for implementing their knowledge in the future world.