- Sep. 30, 2011 -
The ROBOTICS & INTELLIGENT SYSTEM COMMUNITY of Lovely Professional University (RISC-LPU) organized a workshop on basic Robotics and Hydro-Jet, water rocket, for two weeks. More than 400 students attended the workshop. Under this during, hydro-rocket launching competition, 78 teams participated in two days. Each team was consisted of 5 members. More than 500 rockets were launched, which established itself as one of the mega events at LPU. The maximum distance travelled at unlimited pressure by the team, ROCK 8, was 106 metres. The first five winning teams of the competition were ECLLIPSE, the SKY-RIDERS, ROCK-8, IGNITED and DREAM BLAST. Based on Newton's third law, "for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action", the students adopted water jet system in the same way that rockets, jet airplanes do. A jet of water is expelled from the rear which propels the 'hydro-jet' forward in the direction given.
While witnessing the grand competition, the Pro- Chancellor of the University Ms Rashmi Mittal encouraged all the enthusiastic participants and congratulated the winners. She informed that the University is leaving no stone unturned to make the students experience the established postulations through practical and allied practices: "While the theory may exist or have existed, we cannot experience it until the technology and sufficient understanding of the system comes out practically before us."
It is illustrative that under able guidance of faculties, RISC-LPU is a technical community which regularly works to enhance the technical skills of the students by guiding them towards the practical knowledge of engineering. In fact, Robotics is a field which incorporates all the branches of Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology and Biotechnology. Novel-Ideas of individuals are welcomed and tried, too, to implement practically. At present, it is a nursery to nurture technical dreams of young aspirants.
Some of the participant’
s students to this endeavour Bikash Kant, Ananya, Sangran Samal, Asheena, Devendu, Tauishi, said: “We are very eager to earn reputation in establishing ourselves as pioneer of some great achievement of immediate need related to humanity. RISC-LPU is indeed a great platform for aspirants like us helping us to scale the ladder of success."