CASE: Center For Advanced Studies In Engineering
The name ‘ROBOSPRINT’ is attributed to an annual robotics competition held by Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) to promote passion for the field of robotics in its undergraduate students. ROBOSPRINT was initiated at a local level by CASE Robotics Group (CRG) - the undergraduate robotics research group of CASE, in 2009.
In 2010, AirUniversity joined hands and their students participated along with the students of CASE making it a bigger and a better experience.
A brief history of CASE Robotics Group (CRG)
CRG was initiated in fall of 2008 considering the need of aligning our undergraduate Electrical Engineering program with the demands of the today’s fast moving technological and multidisciplinary era. Since then, CRG has actively participated in all the major national events of robotics.
CRG participated in the largest robotics event of Pakistan known as National Engineering Robotics Competition (NERC) for the first time in 2009. NERC is a joint venture of STEM Careers and NUST. Among 105 teams from 35 institutes of Pakistan, teams from CASE not only won the first position but also bagged the ‘second runners-up’ and the ‘best engineering design’ awards. It was indeed a great achievement for CASE and CRG as winning while participating for the first time against much experienced teams was tremendously motivating for all of us.
CRG charged up with the first big success carried on its plans of becoming a center for excellence. Next year, CRG started to work on a unique robotic model which was based on Shrimp Rover design. The project was funded by National Development Cell (NDC). The robot known as ‘Ayaan Rover’ was equipped with fully autonomous navigation and obstacle avoidance properties. Moreover, it could overcome a vertical step of 56cm which is highest in the world. The project won first position in NASCON 2010 held at NU-FAST and second position in EMCOT 2010 held at COMSATS Abbotabad. During the same year, CRG was also able to defend its NERC title by claiming first position and the ‘best engineering design award’ amongst 155 teams from 35 institutes. For the first time an omni-directional robot was introduced in this competition. It was the first line tracking Mecanum wheels based robot of Pakistan and claimed a job completion time of 24.8 seconds which is a record. NERC 2011 was a remarkable success in the history of CRG when 6 teams out 160 were able to complete the task and 5 of them were from CASE as 1st, 3rd,4th,5th and 6th.
CRG’s activities were not limited to national events in 2010. It expanded its operations to the world’s most coveted line tracking competition – ABU ROBOCON. ABU ROBOCON is the only line tracking competition in the world in which more than 20 Asia Pacific countries compete to win the ultimate crown. Each country can only be represented by only one team which is selected from a nation-wide qualification round. CASE competed against the likes of EME College (NUST), PNEC (NUST) and GIKI, etc. and won the first position in the national qualifying of ABU ROBOCON. Holding the Pakistani flag high in Cairo, team from CASE won their match from a much experienced Indian team. It was a source of great honor for us that we did so well in spite of being so new at the competition.
CRG is persistent in 2011 as well. The ABU ROBOCON 2011 project was the most successful chapter in history of CASE. This year again, we won the national qualifying by a greater margin and the sophistication of design and implementation has seen its new peak. The project also has the honor of winning the “Best Project Award in All Categories” in ICT COMPPEC 2011 held at EME College, NUST. Defending the title this year CASE team turned Team Pakistan after competing with seven reputed universities all over Pakistan including EME collage NUST, PNEC NUST, Sir Syed university of Engineering and Technology and NED University. This project also secured second position in ICT COMPPEC an all Pakistan projects exhibition in the category of electromechanical systems.
In 2013 once again we won the national qualifying by competing against different universities like EME College (NUST) and UET Taxila. Our team went to Vietnam to represent Pakistan and worked for the progressive promotion of the country in terms of technology. CASE also defended the title of Champions in RoboSprint 2013 held at University of Central Punjab Lahore where teams from CASE secures 1st,3rd ,4th and Best Idea Award in the competition. RoboSprint 2014 was held at CASE and once again the title was defended by CASE in the general and special category.”
We are pleased to announce that Reflections school has partner with us for RoboSprint 2015. All the qualification matches will be hosted by Reflections school
Robosprint 2015 Rules Book
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Robosprint 2015 is being launched
Robosprint 2015 was held in Karachi at PAF-KIET on 5-8 November