ChondroBot-2 Team of BRACU With Robot
"ChondroBot -2" a robotics team from the School of Engineering and Computer Science of BRAC University (BRACU) received the Asia's Best title in the recently held NASA's third "Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition (LMC)" in USA.
The team also received best position in "Joe Kosmo Award of Excellence" segment which eventually helped ChondroBot -2 to secure 12th position among all the teams around the world.
Mobile Phone operator Robi Axiata Limited was the sponsor of ChondroBot-2 lunar excavation device of this tour to NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
The prestigious event took place from May 21 - 26, 2012 in Florida, USA.
Professor Dr. Ainun Nishat, Vice Chancellor of BRAC University, Mohiuddin Babar, Vice President (Communications and Media Relations), Gazi Emran Al-Amin, General Manager, Brand and Market Communication were present along with students and directors of the university as well as Chairpersons of different departments to welcome the team on July 26, 2012 at the Indoor Games Hall of BRACU.
This year three (03) teams from Bangladesh and top 55 teams from around the world took part in this annual mining competition including Harvard University, Virginia Tech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and McGill University etc.
All three teams from Bangladesh successfully completed different stages of the competition and took part in the final mining stage. ChondroBot -2 team from BRAC University was the only university from Bangladesh which was successful to collect samples by their lunar excavation device in mining stage and also discharge those in the designated place.
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