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Case Study of College of Engineering Pune (COEP)


Robot Study Circle


Robot Study Circle known as RSC, the Prestigious Robotics Club of COEP is one of the best Robotics clubs in India. It’s a totally different world where club members have created hundreds of robots for society such as Drones, Railway Track Surveillance Robot, Bomb Disposal Robots, and Badminton Playing Robots etc. Robot Study Circle is the National Champion in ROBOCON which is one of the best competitions in robotics in the world. RSC represented India in International Robocon held at Tokyo, Japan and won 6th international position as well as Nagase Award for the country. Also, the Club has industrial collaboration with Siemens PLM as a title sponsor, Volkswagen, Janatics Pneumatics, Schmalz India, Pepperl & Fuchs, and Robolab Technologies. Members of Robot Study Circle are members of the first ever institute student chapter of THE ROBOTICS SOCIETY established in India at College of Engineering, Pune


Our Annual Activities:

1. Representing COEP in the prestigious National Robotics Contest – ROBOCON

2. Conducting workshops for FY students – “PRATHAM”.

3. Organizing various Robotics events in Mindspark.

4. Participating in various robotics events at IITB-Techfest, Mindspark

5. Building mini-projects and B. Tech projects in Robotics and Automation

6. Presenting Research Papers at IEEE conferences and Patents


Project Completed In RSC:

  1. Basic Line Tracer Robot
  2. Autonomous Chess Playing Robot
  3. Quadrotor
  4. Under Water Autonomous Vehicle (Fish robot) (Won Best Mini Project Award 2011)
  5. Fire Extinguisher Robot (Won Best Mini Project Award 2012)
  6. Bomb Detection Disposal Squad Assisting robot
  7. Autonomous Rubik’s Cube solving Robot
  8. Hydro-quadrotor
  9. Can Picker Robot (Won Best Mini Project Award in 2013)
  10. Railway Track Surveillance Robot
  11. Amphibian Robot
  12. Wall Climbing Robot
  13. Electronic Voting Machine (2 Versions till date for COEP Gymkhana election)
  14. All Terrain MASS (Won Best Mini Project Award 2015)
  15. VILOLA (Man packable Surveillance Robot)
  16. RFID Based Attendance System
  17. Control System for Humanoid Robot
  18. Humanoid Biped
  19. Humanoid Arms
  20. Compressed Air Powered Human Exoskeleton Suit
  21. Modular Snake Robot
  22. Rope Climbing Robot


Ongoing Projects:

  1. Gesture Mimicking using Motoman robotic arm
  2. Quadpad
  3. All Terrain robot
  4. Rope Climbing Robot
  5. Snake Robot
  6. Autonomous Cleaning Robot
  7. Quadrotor Based Surveillance
  8. Door Automation


Robocon Success Story:

Robocon 2018

    1. Overall rank – 5.
    2. Best Aesthetic Robot Award.


International Robocon 2017

  1. Won 6th position for India.
  2. Nagase Award.
  3. Ranked above teams like China.


Robocon 2017:

    1. National Champions
    2. Best Idea Award
    3. Fastest Task Completing Robot
    4. Consecutive Second time Winner of MATLAB Task Simulation Competition.


Robocon 2016:

  1. First Runner up.
  2. Fastest Task Completing Robot
  3. Best manual Operator Award.
  4. Winner of MATLAB Task Simulation Competition.


Robocon 2015:

  1. Best Innovative Design Award.
  2. Best Manual Operator Award.
  3. Overall Rank-5


Earlier Robocon:

  1. Best Innovative Design Award (Robocon 2014 and Robocon 2013)
  2. One of 2 teams in India to complete task in Robocon 2013
  3. Second Runner Up in Robocon 2012



  1. Design & Manufacturing of Robot for Pune Police Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad
  2. Forbes Marshall outstanding project Award for year 2009-10 to Robot Study Circle team for Design & Development of Quad rotor.
  3. COEP Alumni Association’s best project Award to a team from Robot Study Circle for Design and Manufacturing of Self Balancing Personal Transportation Vehicle (Mechanical Department).
  4. COEP Alumni Association’s best project Award to two teams from Robot Study Circle (E&TC Department):
  5. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (First prize).
  6. Gesture Controlled Robotic Arm (Fourth Prize).
  7. Forbes Marshall outstanding project Award to Robot Study Circle team for Design & Development of Amphibian Robot
  8. Patent for Rocker Bogie mechanism on Bomb Detection Disposal Squad Assisting robot
  9. KPIT Sparkle Silver Award for wall climbing robot
  10. National 2nd Runners-Up DRDO’s DRUSE competition.
  11. More than 10 Research Papers has been published in National and International IEEE Conferences.
  12. Best Project Award from Alumni Association of COEP


Contact Us:

Faculty Advisor:

Prof. Dr. Shantipal S. Ohol




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