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Question asked by kGpIaN in #Robotics on Oct 16, 2011
kGpIaN · Oct 16, 2011
Robotix-2012@iit kharagpur!!

"Intelligence is the art of good guesswork."

--H.B. BARLOW, The Oxford Companion to the Mind
Over the past few decades, the concept of Artificial Intelligence has been one of the most celebrated and documented in the fields of science and technology. The famous British scientist Alan Turing revolutionized the concept of machines being able to think, which had earlier strayed into philosophy, by introducing the notion of machines that could act in a manner quite indistinguishable from thinking entities. The search has been frantic to find a way to combine the awesome computing power of machines with the ability to infer and imply autonomously. The real world applications of such developments are enormous, ranging from internet security to database processing, from industrial efficiency to medical accuracy. Security agencies like the NSA constantly monitor all electronic communications in order to prevent terrorist attacks. In fact, data scientists are the most sought after professionals today!

One of the pivotal aspects of Artificial Intelligence, is Natural Language Processing (NLP), which, as the name suggests, involves a range of computational techniques to achieve human-like processing of the languages we use to communicate. In keeping with its tradition of having problem statements that are innovative and practical, the online event of Robotix, for its 2012 edition Echelon, aims at the extensive usage of basic NLP for practical purposes.
Why should I participate?
  • Because it is a unique problem statement that you probably won't find elsewhere.
  • Because if you can implement an approach that yields a good result, you could present it at a decent AI conference.
  • Because you stand a chance of winning exciting cash prizes.
Visit us at Echelon | Robotix 2012 for further details about this event!! In case of any doubts, we’d love to hear from you on our Forum (www.robotix.in/forum) ! Posted in: #Robotics
kGpIaN · Oct 16, 2011
Technology Robotix Society brings to you ROBOTIX 2012, the biggest robotics competition in South-East Asia, to be held during 27 - 30 January 2012 as part of Kshitij, the annual Techno-Management Fest of IIT Kharagpur. From the sheer excitement of controlling a manual bot to the amazement of seeing your code run an autonomous robot perfectly and for programming junkies, the joy of making the computer do just what you want it to, we have something for everything, the n00bs to the pros. With prizes worth INR 3 Lakh we are back with a bang! Are you up for the challenge?

Inferno: Build a manual robot , save lives from a burning building and put out fire using water provided. Inferno is a manual event where you have to ‘build’ the ultimate firefighter.

Vertigo: Build a robot that can assist in rescue missions. Traverse and switch zip-lines while dropping objects in specified drop zones.

Stalker: Stalker brings an opportunity to make two autonomous bots where one robot replicates the path of the other and traces the line followed by it.

Echelon: Be the judge of the moods, sentiments and language of the members in a chat log! In this unique online coding event.

Nuke-Clear: Scout through a fortress and find bomb(s) using an overhead camera feed via Image Processing. Can you defuse them before its too late?

Stasis: Master the art of balancing by making an autonomous or manual robot that can carry a container of liquid through different terrains.

Visit www.robotix.in for details of each event, tutorials and general learning resources for robotics. In case of any doubts, we’d love to hear from you on our Forum (www.robotix.in/forum) !

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Oct 16, 2011
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Don't spam, my friend 😀 CE Events is the right section. Don't post the same content everywhere on the forum.

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