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Embark on a design journey at the 34th International Design Contest (IDC), hosted by Amrita University in collaboration with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Join us at the cutting edge of innovation within the Humanitarian Technology (HuT) labs on the picturesque Amritapuri campus.

The IDC is a prestigious event that unites university students from around the world for the ROBOCON program. This annual gathering provides a platform for students to showcase their innovation and expertise in robotics. Over two weeks, participants from various countries will converge to share life experiences and delve into in-depth knowledge and cutting-edge technology in the field.

This celebration of creativity, collaboration, and competition sees students striving to outshine one another in the pursuit of victory at the final contest. The event fosters a global exchange of ideas, where diverse perspectives and cultural backgrounds converge to push the boundaries of robotics.

During this immersive experience, participants will engage in dynamic discussions, hands-on workshops, and collaborative projects, creating an environment conducive to exchanging groundbreaking ideas. The IDC not only highlights the participants’ dedication to advancing robotics but also underscores the importance of international cooperation in the ever-evolving field of technology.

Join us in this exciting journey where the 34th IDC ROBOCON program will be conducted by the HuT labs ECE department, Amrita University at the Amritapuri campus, promises to be a testament to the passion and innovation of the next generation of robotics enthusiasts. Together, we will shape the future of technology and pave the way for groundbreaking advancements in design and robotics.


The International Design Contest (IDC) ROBOCON has a rich history spanning over three decades, showcasing the evolution of robotics in the academic sphere. Established as a platform for global collaboration, it began as a modest initiative for university students to display their robotics prowess. Over the years, it has grown exponentially, becoming a prestigious event attracting participants worldwide. The history of IDC ROBOCON reflects a journey of innovation, competition, and cultural exchange. With each edition, it has consistently elevated the standards of robotics, fostering a spirit of creativity and camaraderie. Today, IDC ROBOCON stands as a testament to the dynamic evolution of technology in the hands of talented students.


The International Design Contest (IDC) ROBOCON stands as a prestigious global platform, uniting university students in a celebration of innovation and robotics expertise. Spanning over three decades, it has transformed into a nexus for intense competition, cultural interchange, and the forward march of cutting-edge technology, nurturing creativity on a global scale.

Participating international teams of students engage in the contest by crafting and operating remotely controlled robots. The IDC distinguishes itself not as a competition pitting one country or university against another, but as an exercise in communication and collaboration among students, professors, and instructors from diverse engineering schools. The IDC manifests as an unforgettable experience, fostering camaraderie.

Since 1990, IDC ROBOCON  has served as an educational event, shaping the creativity, technical skills, and international perspectives of future engineers. The competition rotates annually, hosted by universities worldwide.

Amrita School of Engineering at Amrita University, specifically in the HuT Labs in India, takes the helm of hosting IDC this year. As August approaches, teams will form, and rules will be unveiled. With a mere two weeks on the clock, teams must design and construct their machines using materials from the provided kit. Leveraging creativity and foundational engineering knowledge, each team collaborates to surmount challenges aligned with the theme of IDC ROBOCON 2024, exemplifying the event’s core goals of stimulating creativity, applying theoretical knowledge in practice, fostering international cooperation, and delivering an enjoyable learning experience.

Important Dates
  • Arrival Date:  4 August Sunday, 2024
  • Event Date:  5 – 17 August 2024
  • Opening ceremony, Team forming and Problem announcement–: 5th August Monday , 2024
  • Design and building : – 6 – 17 August  Tuesday,2024
  • Seeding contest – 16 August Friday, 2024
  •  Final contest– 17 August  Saturday,2024
  • Departure Date: 18 August Sunday, 2024.
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Clappana P.O., Pin – 690525 , Kollam, Kerala, India
Accommodation details

Following are the rates for hotels that we can help in booking the accommodation for you for those who have decided to join the IDC Robocon 2024 event face-to-face. The hotels are within 5km of the venue (our university campus). These are three-star hotels with good rooms, free breakfast, and free Wi-Fi connection. As there are very limited rooms, we request you to book the rooms by Jun 20, 2024.

Single Room – USD 37.5 / day

Double Occupancy – USD 47 / day

Triple Occupancy – USD 57 / day

(Fees including tax and breakfast)

Please follow the steps given below if you want us to book the accommodation for you. 

  1. Email your booking details to including your passport details and booking dates. 
  2. CC your email to and 
  3. For any clarifications or queries related to accommodation, use the following WhatsApp no. +91 7904219063 

Note 1: Pick up / drop off (hotel to venue and back) may be arranged on daily basis only for those who book the rooms through 

Note 2: If you book your own accommodation, make sure that the hotels accept international bank transactions. From what we hear, some of the hotels around here have announced on their websites that international transactions are accepted. But in reality, they don’t have that facility yet.  


Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma)

Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham



Brahmachari Devidasa Chaitanya

Director, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus


Dr. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam

Head Sustainable Mobility and Automotive Research Technology (SMART) Center,
Head Amrita Center of Advanced Robotics (ACAR) Center,
Head Amrita Coconut Research and Development Center (ACORD) Center,
Director Humanitarian Technology (HuT) Labs,
Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus

Contact Us

For any queries contact:

Sri. Mahendran J.,
Research Associate,
Humanitarian Technology (HuT) Labs,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus
Mob: +91 7904219063

Sri. Suman Samantray,
Research Associate,
Humanitarian Technology (HuT) Labs,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
School of Engineering,
Amritapuri Campus
Mob: 9080127407
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