DHAKA: “ChondroBot -2” a robotics team from the School of Engineering and Computer Science of BRAC University received the Asia’s Best title in the recently held NASA`s third “Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition (LMC)” in USA.
Mobile Phone operator Robi Axiata Limited was the sponsor of ChondroBot lunar excavation device of this tour to NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
The prestigious event took place from May 21 – 26, this year in Florida, USA.
Vice Chancellor of BRAC University, Professor Dr. Ainun Nishat, Mohiuddin Babar, VP - Communications & Media Relations, Gazi Emran Al-Amin, General Manager, Brand & Market Communication, students and directors of the university as well as Chairpersons of different departments were present.
They welcomed and honoured the ChondroBot-2 team on Thursday at the Indoor games hall of Brac University.
Speaking at the event Mohiuddin Babar VP - Communications & Media Relations said, “Robi Always inspire quests for innovation by the youth.”
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.
The team also received best position in “Joe Kosmo Award of Excellence” segment which eventually helped ChondroBot -2 to secure 12th among all the teams around the world.
The ChondroBot -2 team included Dr. Md. Khalilur Rhaman(Faculty Advisor), Dr. Md. Mosaddequr Rahman(Faculty Advisor), Dr. Mohammed Belal Hossain Bhuian (Faculty Advisor), Mohammad Jonayet Hossain(Team Leader),, Mahmudul Hasan Oyon , Kazi Mohammed Razin Anik, Sarah Binte Nasir Nabia ,Miran Rahman, Nabil Shaker Rahi, Bonny Amin Khan, Fahim Al Hasnaeen, Mohona Gazi Meem and Khairul Hassan.
Mobile operator Robi takes pride in the great success of the team.
BDST: 2300 HRS, JUL 26, 2012
Edited by: Mohammed Humayun Kabir, Sr Newsroom Editor
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