A team of ten members with eight students from Amrita Humanitarian Technology (HuT) Labs, and two from the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECE), School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, had the opportunity to take part in one of the world's largest robotic contests at the World Robot Summit (WRS 2018). They competed witht their Paripreksya Rescue Robot under the Standard Disaster Robot category which was held in Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, on October 18, 2018. Of the 252 teams which applied for this contest from all over the world, only 26 teams were selected, and the Amrita team was the only team from India to be selected for the finals.
The Amrita team successfully completed the two tasks- Mobility and Dexterity tasks. The team was in twelfth position with 14.4 points. The Amrita team tried their best with Paripreksya Rescue Robot, which had several limitations such as being a fresh bot which was untested and having been built in a span of four months only. Additionally, the Paripreksya Rescue Robot was taking part in a global competition for the first time, while the other bots had the advantage of several years of competing in global competitions. In day two of the competition, the team has three tasks to be completed- Exploration 1, Exploration 2 and Secret Task respectively.