National robot contest today

Kathmandu, April 25:

As a part of the fourth National Robot Contest this year, the Bhoto Jatra of Rato Machhindranath will be simulated tomorrow by students-made robots.

Designed by the engineering students of various colleges across the country, the robots will demonstrate the Bhoto before the chariot of Rato Machhindranath will be pulled from Pulchowk to Jawalakhel. The robots will perform all the rituals in artificial zones, Pulchowk and Jawalakhel inside Dasharath Stadium tomorrow.

“Every year, besides making it a mere engineering event, we try to relate with the social issues. This year the Bhoto Jatra would be simulated to mark the strong sense of goodwill, mutual aid and fortify the feelings of unity,” Amrit Kharel, media coordinator for the programme, said.

Nine robots, built by different colleges, will compete with each other to be the winner. The game involves, building the chariot on an automatic machine with the help of manual machine where two teams are competing.

Both the teams will fill up a centrally located zone symbolising the Bhoto at Pulchowk zone and it would be dragged to Jawalakhel zone.

Teams would be awarded with the points for different tasks performed by the robots, the game would last for three minutes and the team collecting maximum points would be declared the winner.

The contest is organised by the Robotics Club, Institute of Engineering, formed by the students of Mechanical, electronics, computer and civil engineering students.

Acme Engineering College; Advanced College of Engineering; College of Information Technology; Nepal College for Information Technology; Himalayan College of Engineering; Kantipur Engineering College; Kathmandu Engineering College; Thapathali Campus and School of Engineering and Technology are taking part in the contest, Kharel informed.