Gachibowli: Robothon 2020 on Feb 28

Gachibowli: Robothon 2020 on Feb 28
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Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) in association with the Government of Telangana has announced another prestigious project named ‘Robothon.’

Gachibowli: Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) in association with the Government of Telangana has announced another prestigious project named 'Robothon.' Telangana IT & Industries Secretary Jayesh Ranjan launched the logo on Monday. TITA targets to impart basics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics skill to 10,000 people in all 33 districts of Telangana through Robothon bootcamps.

Grand Finale event #Robothon2020 will be organised on the occasion of National Science Day on February 28, 2020. Jayesh Ranjan appealed to the student community, especially from rural Telangana, to participate in Robothon and come up with solutions for local challenges. He reminded that the Telangana government has announced year 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year. He appreciated TITA and said that the association is striving to keep Telangana atop in digital literacy and encouraging innovators across the state.

TITA Digithon is conducting 'mass digital literacy' programs incessantly for the last five years. It inked MoU with the Government of Telangana in 2015 and a total of 10,000 volunteers were trained and certified as Digithon Digital Teachers. With 10K Digithon Campaign in 2016, 15000+ citizens in Telangana were imparted with digital literacy. In 2017 with 100K Digithon campaign, it has broken its own record by imparting digital literacy to 1.83 lakh citizens in Telangana. In 2018, TITA has conducted hackathon where 10,000+ people participated from all districts of Telangana State and pitched 2,500+ ideas.

Starting from December 10, Robothon Boot Camps will be conducted in all the 33 districts of Telangana state with the target of 304 participants and 76 teams per district. Participants will be given 8hours hands on Training, robotics guide and a participation certificate in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. In this boot camp, they will learn programming on Arduino boards and other robotic components. Obstacle avoider, line follower, wall follower, home automation, voice based rover, automatic bike lock with voice command projects will be taught in the boot camp.

Seven teams from each district will be selected for Robothon Grand Finale. 231 teams from all the districts will compete in #Robothon2020 and Top 3 teams will be announced as the winners by Jury. Robothon team announced up to 1lakh cash prizes and an International Robotics Tour for winners.

TITA Global President and Robothon Brand Owner Sundeep Kumar Makthala said anyone above 12 years of age can register through bit.ly/robothon2020 and participate in the event. Additional information can be known by calling the numbers 6300368705/ 8123123434, he added.

Sowmya Kunisetty, Pooja, Srinivas Pilli, Vinay Dasari, Ramya, Pradeep Nilagiri, Nitish, Vivek, Vikram, Iliyas, Harika and others participated in the logo launch programme.

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