The MIT Robocon Team

We are Group of promising engineers from MIT. We work systematically for the International Robotics competition ABU Robocon. Students, from various branches of engineering, come together each year to participate in the National Robocon, which is currently in Pune. Read more about us here.

ABU Robocon

ABU Robocon is an International Robotic Competition, held annually in ABU member countries. The competition directly encourages the development of artificial intelligence, mechatronics and robotic technology as an engineering discipline. Also, it aims to cultivate innovation and creativity among future engineers.

The contest aims to create friendship among young people with similar interests, as well as help the advancement of engineering and technology in the region. The participating countries include several countries from the Asia-Pacific region, who are the members of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. The national broadcasters of these member countries host the national competition in their country.

Each year, the host country releases the theme. It consists of a number of tasks, to be completed by one or more robots. The tasks are to be completed within specified time, according to the rules decided by that country. Each country selects one team to represent that country in the International Robocon competition. In India, the team is selected through a national level competition usually held in march, at Pune. To build the robots, students require a rich knowledge in programming, mechanical design and electronic circuit design.

For the Theme video and Rulebook for ABU Robocon 2018, click here.

Our Performance at Robocon over the years…

MIT Tech Team has been, and continues to be one of the leading teams at Robocon India. Among other achievements, we were the first team to use pneumatic pistons at Robocon India in the year 2011. Also, in the year 2013, we introduced holonomic drive systems for the first time. Other teams have extensively used these technologies in the following years at Robocon. In the year 2016, we were the only Indian Team to successfully complete the theme using complete automation. We are also the only Indian team to reach the 5th position at the International Robocon. This is the highest rank achieved by any Indian team. Our alumni have published research papers in reputed national and international journals. This showcases our technological strength and proves our consistent performance at Robocon.




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About Us

MIT-WPU Robocon Tech Team: We are Group of promising engineers from various departments of MIT World Peace University. We work systematically in preparation for the Robocon competetion each year. The MIT-WPU Robocon team started its journey in Robocon 2005. In the past twelve years, the team has shown a great potential and constant progress. One of the major reasons for the team's success is that MIT-WPU believes in sharing and exchange of knowledge. Each year the new ideas and technology was implemented with the solid foundations of past years' experience. Work done by Mech Team: As per the problem statement, machines ...
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Feathers in our cap...

  • Consistent performance since the last 11 years.
  • 3 times National Champions
  • Represented India 4 times at International level
  • Atleast Semi finalist since 2007.


  • Finalists at the National Robocon among 107 teams.


  • Finalists at National Robocon.
  • Won the "Best Aesthetic Robot award".
  • Second runner-up in Mathworks modelling competition.


  • Stood fourth in India among 115 teams from all over the country.
  • Won the "Best Idea Award".
  • Only team in India to achieve complete automation
  • Fastest pole climbing robot.


  • Upgraded the Electronics system.
  • Implemented Kinect Sensor.
  • Introduced ABS material for fabrication.


  • Second Runner-up at National Robocon 2014.
  • Used innovative mechanisms to complete the task.


  • Won the national competition for the third time in the past four years.
  • Prof. Balakrishna Memorial Award.
  • Represented India at Vietnam in the International Robocon 2013.


  • Champions in National ABU Robocon India
  • Fastest job completing robot.
  • Prof. Balakrishna Memorial Award.
  • Ranked Fifth in ABU Robocon Hong Kong.
  • Mabuchi Motor Award at Internationals.


  • Semi-finalists at the nationals


  • National Champions
  • MIT Tech Team won Against 40 Indian Teams including all the IITs and made it to the International.
  • Award for Best Innovative design.
  • Prof. Balakrishna Memorial award.


  • Semi-finalists at the nationals.


  • Runners-up at the nationals.
  • Represented India at the Internationals for the first time.
  • Winners of Misumi Sponsors award at International Robocon.


  • Semi-finalists at the nationals