IndiaFIRST® Robotics and CME Presents Milbotics Competition 2020
The College of Military Engineering (CME) is emerging and transforming as the Nodal centre for Research and Development in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army. MILBOTICS 2019-20, a military AI and Robotics competition for undergraduate students of civilian colleges is being organized at CME under the flagship of Army Design Bureau on 17th and 18th Jan 2020. IndiaFIRST® Robotics Innovation and Research LLP, a renowned robotics training and manufacturing company in Pune has partnered with CME for organizing the Milbotics 2019-20 competition.
The competition was announced in Aug 2019 and had received overwhelming response with over 80 teams from different colleges having registered for participation. Initial briefing and interim reviews were carried out at CME at regular time intervals to guide the participating teams and clarify the participants doubts. Semi Finals and Finals of the competition were conducted over two days on 17th Jan 2020 and the finals on 18th Jan 2020 respectively wherein live demonstrations of the projects were done by the participating teams. Several dignitaries from academia, industry and the military attended the event over these two days. The college students and faculties of colleges were invited to witness the events. Lieutenant General Sudarshan Shrikant Hasabnis, PVSM, VSM, ADC, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Planning and Systems) was the chief guest of the event. The event also included guest talks by three eminent personalities from industry, academia and military domains on ‘Artificial Intelligence: Military Applications and way ahead’ to give a holistic view about the niche technology of AI and its various military applications.