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GBS Team FPV Ground Race Competition

July 22, 2022

GBS Team FPV Ground Race Competition presented by GBS Team and co-presented by Texas International College is the first step in the series of competitions. This year's theme of the competition is "Surveillance and Rescue." 

About the GBS Team

GBS Team is a group of energetic, diligent, and enthusiastic youth founded by Er. Ganesh Bikram Singh Ale and Er. Yagya Prasad Devkota Young. The Nepalese army was using a foreign bomb disposal robot in the country during and after the Nepalese civil war, and at the same time, Er. Ganesh Bikram Singh Ale and Er. Yagya Prasad Devkota manufactures the bomb disposal robot. Hence they provided two bomb disposal robots to the Nepalese army. During different events and competitions, they needed a name for the team, so they named the team after Ganesh Bikram Singh as the GBS team.

Initially, the GBS team consisted of National College of Information Technology (NCIT) students. While participating in various competitions, including MSTC (Military Science and Technology Competition), in which they won first and second position. In the initiation of Er. Ganesh Bikram, the team, was converted to research and development of a robotics laboratory in Balkumari, Lalitpur.

As it is a learning and practicing place, people from different colleges started to get involved in the team to acquire knowledge in the field of Robotics. GBS team mainly concentrated on robotics (UGV, UAV, ROV, and military system), embedded systems, IoT, Automation, and R&D projects. Our projects aim to equip students with practical skills and empower them globally using Robotics and STEM tools. We have presented many projects at different Institutional levels, including Can Infotech. Our remarkable work includes developing bomb disposal robots for the Nepalese Military Force and others in many fields. 

About Competition 

FPV Ground Race Competition "Search and Rescue Expedition" will be held for the first time in Nepal. We believe in the collective learning tradition, which starts with bringing together different Institutions and Institutes for competition and learning, due to which everyone will present their fondness for technical skills, knowledge, and robotics. 

Such competition has not happened in Nepal so far. This competition uses FPV cameras to monitor and identify sufferers, and then food and medicine will be provided to them. We can proudly say that this is an excellent idea because Nepal is one of the countries whose geographical infrastructure is difficult to characterize. So, the robot needs to be robust. Depending on the severity of the disaster, the rescue team may or may not reach the destination point on foot, while the robot can get anywhere. Therefore, it prevents us from observing the severity of the damage.

For this competition, robots should succeed in various structures such as gravel roads, sandy roads, water, tunnels, etc. The light should be available to lead the robot in a dark place like a tunnel. A real-time robot drives control on live parameters; by using some data found on the way, the robot should identify the needed way with the help of that data. So, the operator should carefully consider the work. 
Finally, all our helpers are our winners. We hope this competition will be a great source of learning for the contributors, and they will continue practicing in future endeavors. We extend our support to all teams, and we promise that we will always try to provide them with material support.

Participation

Even though this was the first competition we had organized, we successfully assembled 15 competent teams. We have made this tournament a team tournament where every participant from the team will be able to play equally. A team must have at least four members. The team members should maintain an excellent mutual relationship to enjoy the game.

Prize

Awards are one of the attractions of the competition. We have tried to provide an excellent price to the winners. The winner will get Rs. 25,000, and the first runner-up will get Rs. 10,000 without taxes. We will provide a second opportunity of redemption to the other teams in which they can win the prize of Rs. 5000. We don't want to send participants with empty hands so we will provide a certificate of appreciation and tokens of love to every participant. We hope all the supporting teams will do their best with an excellent performance in our upcoming competition. 

Chief Sponsor

Texas International College is located at Mitrapark, Chabahil. Texas is a pioneer college in Nepal which offers many extracurricular activities to the students where they can develop their skills and knowledge. The college offers a comprehensive selection of higher secondary science, management, humanities, and law courses. The programs offered by the college include B.Sc. CSIT, BBM, BBS, BSW, BCA, and MBS.

Key Attraction

This FPV Ground Race is a major attraction in itself. We are so delighted that this is a great competition that will happen for the first time in Nepal. We expect that the audience will be able to watch and learn from this program. The race is a game that excites both participants and the audience. Therefore, we guarantee to enjoy both competitors and viewers. Also, we believe that we will be able to attract school level, college level, and university level students at the same time.

Many people are surprised that robots can easily do challenging jobs for ordinary workers. Also, people believe that the robot is nothing more than a human-like machine. All robots aren't automated machines of the human form, but all automated machines of the human form are robots. A robot is an automated device that performs specific tasks with little or no human intervention. 

However, errors are more likely to occur in the task done by humans; to complete a job with a high-precision robot is necessary. Even the work that can be thought of by humans and is difficult to do by humans, robots can easily succeed in it. Robots can easily fall into places that are difficult for humans. Therefore, in the 21st century, robots have become a part of our daily life, directly or indirectly.

In the context of Nepal, the use of robots has been noticed recently. The industrial revolution in Nepal is prolonged because people aren't used to machines and robots. Because of our different and unique geographical structure, suitable transportation has not been developed, so people are unaware of machines and their uses. Therefore, in Nepal, robots haven't been appropriately understood. So we have to start with a small scale to develop powerful technology and automation and focus on leveling up so that anyone can learn about robots and set them in the future.