The Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) is an Asian Oceanian College robot competition, founded in 2002 by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. In the competition robots compete to complete a task within a set period of time. The contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar interests who will lead their countries in the 21st century, as well as help advance engineering and broadcasting technologies in the region. The event is broadcast in many countries through ABU member broadcasters. Each year the competition has different topics, but generally speaking two or more robots must be used to complete the tasks. One of the robots would be manual control while the others are automatic. The best robots usually weight more than 10kg and span in one square meter area. To build the robots, contestants, who are restricted to be undergraduate students, must possess rich knowledge in programming, mechanical design and electronic circuit design.
Marathwada Institute of Technology debuted in ABU Robocon in year 2009 with name MIT Innovotors. It has been a 5 years long journy and team have made a remarkable progress. Team performance has improved every year whith several innovations under their belt.
This time the Host Country is INDIA and near about 100 engineering institutes are going to participate in ROBOCON. And about 30 countries also partici pating on international level. Two teams are selected from the host nation which will represent the country on the International.
Theme is ‘SALUTE TO PARENTHOOD’, which is about care that taken by parent for their child. The teams are required to construct a Manual robot and Automatic Robot, to perform the theme based task. The task requires immense precision design and very reliable and accurate electronics, for its successful completion.