IIT Bombay's International Robotics Competition.

This is an invitation for SURVIVOR . The International Challenge, a part
of TECHFEST 2005.

Techfest is the science and technology festival of Indian Institute of
Technology, Bombay. The annual fest held in January has the clear-cut
distinction of being the largest fest of its kind in the entirety of Asia.
Having gone international from 2004, it now strives to be reckoned among
the best in the world.
Techfest invites participants from all over the world to compete in
SURVIVOR, an ultimate robotics competition.

The problem statement involves making a robot which goes up an incline to
a platform 1 meter high. The machine then has to jump down from the
platform and play a strategy game based on points. Then the machine has to
complete an autonomous stage involving some line following.

All this is not without any rewards.

  •   USD 2500 as prize money for SURVIVOR.
  •   Return airfare for two members of few select teams from outside

India who qualify for the event.

There are loads more to participate, explore and win at Techfest 2005.For
more information on SURVIVOR and detailed problem statement, visit
www.techfest.org/survivor.html. For detailed information package and other
queries mail to [email protected].

In order to reach the maximum students, we would like you to circulate
this news in your institute. Kindly reply to this mail with your postal
contact so that we can send a detailed information package to your

Awaiting your positive response,

Rahul Singh
Manager, Techfest 2005
IIT Bombay
Mumbai, India
Phone:- +91-98202 54064

                       T e c h f e s t  2 0 0 5
                            28 Jan - 30 Jan

                          Technology for All

Address : Students’ Gymkhana
IIT Bombay, Powai
Mumbai- 400076, India
Phone : +91 22 2576 4045/ 8948
Fax : +91 22 2572 3480
URL : http://www.techfest.org

sounds interesting…do you happen to know how many teams from the rest of the world are recieving flights to the competition?

I am definitely interested … I am wondering about the eligibility.

All students with a valid identity card of their respective institutes are eligible to participate in Survivor at Techfest 2005.

For clarification on the “institutes”, does that mean school, university, college, workplace, or all of the above?


The competition takes place between the 28th and 30th of January 2005. That’s during the build season!

I would love to come. If I am graduating early, I plan on visiting my family in India anyways, before going on a trip to europe. I have family in Mumbai and I could stay with them (for a little bit) before going to Pune. I could probably design a robot to compete (maybe 461 will) and take it to India. I am also interested in getting a FIRST team started in India. My team and my family may also help, and it will be a great project for FIRST.

from the website it appears as it a college competition and was probably just posted here after searching for robotics fourm or something like that