ABOUT ROBOCON

The ABU 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.


 NHK, Japan had already been organising such contests at the national level and
also became the host of the first ABU Robocon in 2002.
Since then, every year one of the member broadcasters hosts this international event.
Doordarshan, the national public service broadcaster organises National Robocon event every year
and the winning team gets an opportunity to represent India at the international competition.


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.
A typical game lasts for 3 minutes but can end sooner if 1 team achieve a K.O victory
which immediately finishes the game.

In case that no teams achieve the K.O condition, the team get a higher score after three minutes will be declared a winner.
To build the robots, contestants, who are restricted to be undergraduate students, must possess rich knowledge
in programming, mechanical design and electronic circuit design.

ROBOCON 2018

The National ABU Robocon 2018 was held in the Badminton Hall of the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex,
Balewadi, Pune on the 1–3 March 2018. The theme for Robocon 2018 declared as ném còn (throwing shuttlecock).
 The goal of the game is to throw the shuttlecocks through the ring at height. In Vietnamese culture, the game is about celebration and making friendship.

ROBOCON 2017

The National ABU Robocon 2017 took place in the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Krida Sankul, Pune on 2–4 March 2017.
 The contest theme has been declared as "Asobi: The Landing Disc”.

ROBOCON 2016

The National ABU Robocon 2016 took place in the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Krida Sankul, Pune on 3–5 March 2016.
 The theme for Robocon 2016 has been declared as 'Chai-Yo: Clean Energy Recharging the World'. 

ROBOCON 2015

The National ABU Robocon 2015 took place in the Badminton Hall of the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex,
Balewadi, Pune on 7 March 2015. The theme for Robocon 2015 has been declared by Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI) as "Robomintion: Badminton Robo-Game".

ROBOCON 2014

The National ABU Robocon 2014 was held in the Badminton Hall of the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati
 Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune on the 6, 7 & 8 March 2014. The theme for Robocon 2014 declared by MITAOE was
"A SALUTE TO PARENTHOOD".