Yantra was initiated by Robotics Association of Nepal in 2012 as a national robotics competition, whose winner were sent to International Robotics Competition in Indian Institute of Technology. Now we have opened this platform for collaboration among artists, doctors, educators, engineers and students. This year Yantra 5.0 with the theme “Agro-Innovation” has the International Robotics Competitions for tech enthusiast, Creative Computing for transferring the skill of coding, creating and computing to artists, doctors, and bankers the Art-tech exhibition to explore the work of artists and engineers, Paper Presentation to find out the overall development of the existing products, Yantra Learning Software competition for software developer along with Yantra Incubation to encourage, curate and mentor the innovation into viable business focused on Agriculture.. Yantra Kids envisions the transfer of Technological knowledge to Kids. The overall event lasts for more than a week.
Mission Statement of Yantra:
The mission is to create platform that aims to encourage interdisciplinary cross-pollination among the creative and technical fields with a focus on learning and exchange. Each Edition of Yantra features Robotics competitions, workshops, art-tech exhibition and other multidisciplinary programs. Theme of the Yantra 5.0 is “Agro-Innovation”.
About Yantra 5.0 Art Tech Science Festival 2016:
There are following five major programs under the umbrella of Yantra 5.0 Art Tech Science Festival 2016.
International Robotics Competition:
The robotics competition has three major categories.
Krishak Copter is the main event of Yantra 5.0, International Robotics competition. The participants of Krishak Copter should design and develop a quadcopter that could spray pesticide in the field. The quadcopter should be supportive to the farmer and hence is named as krishak copter.
This is entry level competition for participants under age of 20. Participants have to build an automatic white line tracking robot which should later be controlled manually through mobile app and race with others. The robot should pass through slopes and tough path to reach the destination.
- Manual Akhada:
This is an open competition, like a sumo wrestling, one manual robot has to push other out of game arena. The size of robot would be approximately double of that participated last year so that we could be provide participants a platform to showcase their creativity in bigger dimension.
- Automatic Akhada:
This is also an open competition, like a sumo wrestling, where robot has to push other out of game arena without human intervention.
The theme of all robotics competitions this year is based on Agriculture and how those robots could be used to enhance the agriculture sector.
Late Registration fee until Kartik 30 ( November 15)
Krishak Coptor: NRs. 15,000 150 $
Yantra Racer: NRs. 10,000 100 $
Yantra Manual Akhada: NRs. 10,000 100$
Yantra Automatic Akhada: NRs. 10,000 100 $
Competition Event Date : Manshir 15 (November 30 )
Art and Tech Exhibition:
The objective of this program in Yantra 5.0 is to create the platform for artist and engineers to collaborate and come up with a creative approach. The final work for art and tech exhibition would be to showcase, how the collaboration of technology and art could enhance the livelihood of farmers with disability. Organizing team are working for the joint collaboration between performance artist and professional engineers.
With the constant researches and advancements in robotics and electronics automation globally, many scientists have researched and developed effective ways to implement such technology in other fields. The object of this program under Yantra 5.0 is to enhance and encourage such researchers and scientists working on Agriculture sector to present their research paper in front of investors, entrepreneurs and international delegates. The papers presented would be published in the international journal publication.
Yantra Learning is one of the new program added this year under the umbrella of Yantra for Agricultural disaster response. It is a software competition where programmers develop software project that can make the Yantra (machine) learn from external environments, past data and patterns to take decision as per the current situation. The theme of Yantra Learning is to design and develop algorithms and softwares that can predict and alert about the possibility of upcoming natural disaster using present and past data in order to improve the productivity of Farmers.
This is one of the innovative approach to have a productive interaction of professionals working in technology and those who are working in non-tech fields. The possible participants for this program would be artists, doctors, and bankers. The professional educators and makers would be conducting this session to encourage artists, doctors, and bankers to use technology for the effective execution of the tasks they are performing to explore the impact of technology in their day to day activities.
Yantra has been platform for multidisciplinary sectors and prioritize involvement of Children in the pathway of technological. Our mission of technology transfer always focus on Kids. Design Challenge will be organized after giving hands on knowledge on design thinking, prototyping, tinkering through training and workshops on electronics components, coding etc. Design Challenge will be focused on Agro-based outcome.
Yantra has been the platform for showcasing the talents, competing against the fellow robot makers, experimenting the Art-tech integration and starting the new dimensions to the existing science with innovative practical ways. The winners of the National Robotics Competition has been awarded with the monetary value but not the next step. Yantra Incubation will break the traditional ecosystem of Yantra and give the winners and best project showcased during Art, Tech and Science festival to work for finding solutions to the local problems in Agriculture. The focus area would be identification of the feasible solution to the existing Agro- problem, developing a prototype, business model development and market analysis, mass product development and tech start-up. At least 3 projects will go through Yantra Incubation for next 12 months.
Why to support Yantra?
We care about you:
Yantra has always been sponsorship driven event where we expect high number of sponsors to support. We care about our sponsor’s visibility through maximum promotion through all our media, print paper, event details, campaign, post event promotion. This synergetic nature of Yantra committee has always seen huge turnout of supporters because we care about you!
Yantra started with the vision of supporting the engineering community and providing platform to the tinkerers, hobbyist, Robot lovers and Makers. Since its inception, 244 teams has been able to compete and showcase their Robot making skills. The professional artist working on traditional art has been able to give new dimension to the art through technology. Totally community focused Yantra could give you access to these community and help in building the network. Supporting this event will eventually help this community to grow and move forward for the development of Nepal.
Problem Solving approach:
The fifth iteration of the Yantra will see problem solving approach to the existing issues in Agriculture. Krishicopter will help farmers to increase their productivity using drone. Yantra learning will focus bringing in AI solutions to the local Agro-problems. Local problem Local Innovation Global impact is how the Yantra is driven with.
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