:ROBOTIX:. is an international level robotics competition organised by the students of IIT Kharagpur, during KSHITIJ, the techno-management fest of the institute.ROBOTIX 2008 will be conducted from 31st January to 3rd February in IIT Kharagpur.

The following events will be held in Robotix 2008; which span the three fields of robotics: programming, autonomous and mechanical.

Autonomous Events

I.M.A.G.E. (Image Mapping Autonomous Generic Explorer)
In this event participants are required to build a computer controlled semi-autonomous robot which should be able to navigate the arena avoiding the obstacles and pass through various checkpoints before finally reaching the end point.

In Robo-Relay participants are expected to build two fully autonomous robots which are capable of traversing an irregular track with a baton. The bots should be synchronized so as to run one after another, after the passing of a baton supplied. The first bot will traverse a part of the arena with the baton, stop at a particular point, and pass the baton to its counterpart. Only then the second bot moves ahead to complete the remaining part of the arena.

Programming - Online Events

Mission Mars
Participants are required to code robot ants which can coordinate among themselves during their mission and to help them probe as much area of the planet as possible in a time constraint. Multiple instances of the same program shall be run at the same time, and they should be able to communicate with each other to prevent any collision, which will render both the robots extinct. The competition gives its participants the liberty to code in either C or C++ or Java.

Mechanical Events

Terra-Ranger requires participants to build a mechanically controlled robot capable of traveling on varied surfaces. The arena will require the bot to move around different land forms and terrains, including water surfaces. The bot will also have to cross a pit by placing a bridge over it. Hence it should have a mechanism capable of carrying and placing the bridge.

The task of the robot(s) to be build by the participants is to assemble blocks of various pre-specified shapes and dimensions to arrange them to form a given spatial structure.The robot should have the required mechanism to pick up and hold the blocks and place them at the appropriate positions.


I.M.A.G.E. -Rs. 30000(expected)
Robo-Relay -Rs. 30000 (expected)
Terra-Ranger - Rs. 30000(expected)
Stackistics -Rs. 30000 (expected)
Mission Mars - $1100 (expected)

Contact persons

I.M.A.G.E. : Gaurav Bhadoria

Robo Relay : Anshuman Tiwari

Terra Ranger :Kaustubh Gururaj
Kumar Ritwik

Stackistics :Apurv Gupta

Mission Mars : Kaustubh Tripathi
Akash Agrawal

Event Website : www.robotix.in