Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) (R&DE(E)), Pune under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently announced DRDO Robotics and Unmanned Systems Exposition (DRUSE), as a part of their diamond jubilee celebrations.
The event has been planned with different theme-based technological challenges to facilitate participation from different categories of engineering talent. Some of the proposed themes include mountain climbing robot, mobility in snow-bound areas, casualty evacuation, surveillance of a ship, self-concealing unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), underwater survey system, robotic assistive device for disabled persons and so on. The invitation for proposals are to begin from October 14 and the last date for submission of proposals is December 15.
Apart from the award and recognition, the competition also holds an opportunity for the engineering students to showcase their work on a national platform and win an opportunity to work with DRDO on their future projects.
R&DE(E) will initially conduct the zonal level competitions at six zonal centres including Bengaluru, Pune, Tezpur, Jodhpur, New Delhi and Kolkata between March 24 and April 15, 2018 to facilitate wide participation from engineering student community across the country.
Thereafter, the qualified teams from the zonal centres will compete in the national-level competition to be organised by R&DE(E), Pune at DRDO Headquaters in New Delhi.
R&DE(E), Pune is a DRDO lab engaged in developing state-of-the-art defence systems. The objective of the exposition DRUSE is to ignite young minds of the engineering student community across the nation, in providing innovative and disruptive solutions to some of the challenging operational requirements and needs of Indian Armed Forces. It is designed to serve as an open platform to popularise and synergize the young national talent in the areas of robotics for conceptualisation, design and development of unmanned systems for defence applications.