New Delhi: This year’s IRC League marks a momentous Xth season of the competition. It is going to be held at The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, also known as RUDN University on 16th June 2019 in Moscow, Russia. Around 61 Indian students will take part in the International Robotics Competition.
Over the years, the magnitude of the IRC League has grown exponentially without compromising the ideals on which it was first started – To encourage a love for making among children through robotics.
Students from prestigious Indian and Russian schools like Springdales Pusa Road, Venkateshwar Global School, Scottish High International School, Vorobyeva Gora, English International School of Moscow, and Computer Academy Rubicon will be participating in the event. Around 50 teams will take part in IRC Internationals comprising of 180+ students. These teams will be competing in different levels – Junior, Middle and Senior divided according to the students’ ages. The grand prize will be a trophy which will be presented to the winners of the competition.
Keeping that spirit in mind, this year’s theme is “Bot-Olympics”. IRC League’s vision has been to encourage children to be the best they can be and come up with agile, audacious and resolute robots which can compete in the true Olympian sense. The purpose is to inspire and motivate the youth to design and build robots which can withstand the trials and tribulations of the elite competition.
The competition is being held with the blessing and support of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture. It is being seen as another vote of confidence cementing the strong relationship that India and Russia share with each other.
Tarun Bhalla, Founder & CEO of Avishkaar, reiterates, “I’d like to thank the Russian Centre for Science and Culture for their assistance in smoothing out the wrinkles and helping us conduct IRC Internationals. IRC has become a competition synonymous with innovation, boldness and love for robotics. We’ve held IRC Internationals in the United States, Maldives, Singapore, China, and UAE. It has been an incredible journey and we look forward to continuing it at Moscow, Russia.