RoboKnights, the Robotics Club of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized “Indian RoboCupJunior 2015 (north zone)” in association with Indian RoboCup Junior Foundation (IRCJF) on Saturday, 25th April 2015.More than hundred students from ten schools of the Delhi-NCR region participated in this event.

Apart from Mr.Renya Kekuchi, Chairman and President of Learning Systems Co. Ltd, Japan which designs and markets STEM learning software, robotics kits and IT equipment and Mr. Tairo Nomura, Associate Professor with Saitama University, Japan, whose major areas of specialization include Educational Technology,Instructional Design, Human Interface, Information Education, and Science and Technology Education, Mr.David Prakash Director of LS Creative Learning System and trustee of IRCJF was also present.

The day began with the lighting of the lamp and Ganesha sthuthi. The Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed all the participating schools and the guests in auditorium. After speeches of the dignitaries, participants were guided to the competition venue, “the yoga room”, by the volunteers.

“Rescue” was the theme of the competition, in which the participants were to make an autonomous line following, obstacle avoiding robot. The robot was also required to transport an object that symbolized an injured person to a safe location. At end of the day, after a fierce competition, team from Birla Vidya Niketan, Saket was declared as winner. Apeejay School, Pitampura and Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj were declared as runner-up and second runner-up respectively. These three teams, along with two more teams from Ahlcon Public School, Mayoor Vihar were chosen for the national level of Indian RoboCupJunior 2015 to be held at Bangalore.