SRM team wins Flipkart GRiD 2.0 Robotics Challenge

Four students from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur have brought honour to their Institution by winning a national level robotics challenge.  

Team Robotronics consisting of Adrash, Ajit, Rishabh, and Shashwat (Final year B.Techstudents from the Departments of Electronics & Communication and MechanicalEngineering) emerged winners among the 500 teams that participated in the national Flipkart GRiD 2.0 Robotics Challenge held in January 2021. Their problem statement was Autonomous Stair Climbing Robot. 

“We thought it would be very beneficial for the real-time scenario if prototyped and we had to do it within a budget of Rs.50,000,” said the team. 

A total of nine teams got selected for the grand finale out of 120 teams. The key structure to their final presentation included - High-level solution walkthrough, Hardware choices (what & why), Software Choices (what &why), Simulation and Demo, Differentiation factor in the solution, and Feasibility & Challenges if actual prototyping is done.

“We provided feasible solutions to many specific problems. A lot of new innovations were done in order to completely solve the problem statement. We provided a generalized solution which was compatible with most of the work environments.” 

The team was guided by Dr. Rajesh Agarwal, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRMIST.  

The team was awarded an Electronic Gift Voucher (EGV) of Rs.1,50,000 for emerging as national winners. They also were awarded EGV of Rs.1500 for clearing the first round and getting into the top 50 teams and Flipkart Goodies. 

The top nine teams, selected to the finale, were from some of India's most prestigious institutions and they showcased their solutions for problem statements on Autonomous Stair Climber, Autonomous Indoor Drone, and Intelligent Picking.