Publish Date: May 9, 2024

IIT Delhi’s Technology Innovation Hub IHFC, ITU Collaborate to Organise ‘Robotics for Good Youth Challenge’

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IIT Delhi’s Technology Innovation Hub IHFC, ITU Collaborate to Organise ‘Robotics for Good Youth Challenge’

New Delhi: IHFC, the Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Delhi, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have joined hands to organise Robotics for Good, a UN-based educational robotics championship, for the first time in India in October this year.

IHFC has been appointed as the national organizer in India for the Robotics for Good Youth Challenge 2024-2025, a global initiative of the ITU, as part of AI for Good, the leading action-oriented, global, and inclusive United Nations (UN) platform on artificial intelligence (AI). ITU is the UN’s specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

This challenge, to be held in India for the first time, will put Indian students and their robotics expertise on the global map. An opportunity to make India shine, this robotics challenge looks at targeting students to offer robotic solutions targeting disaster management, which is a critical focus area across the world.

The challenge highlights robots that offer practical solutions to promote the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants design, build, and program a robot that completes a mission based on one of these goals. The focus is on Robotics for Good, emphasizing addressing natural disasters like earthquakes, seismic risk prediction, and soil and subsurface studies. The primary objective is to enable swift intervention during disasters to effectively minimize their impact.

It is designed for two age groups: Junior (Class 6th-8 th) and Senior (9th-12th)

IHFC is the key enabler for this event and will organise the India Qualifying Tournament for this challenge, which is to be held on October 17, 2024, at the International Exhibition Convention Centre, Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi. This is essentially a qualifying tournament leading to the Grand Finale in Geneva during the AI for Good Global Summit 2025. 

IHFC’s core values are completely in sync with the theme Robotics for Good as in today’s scenario, all over the world, disaster management is a very critical area that needs robot intervention to protect human lives.

IHFC is going to be instrumental in hand holding these participants fostering innovation in their robotics for good creation and training them to create something sustainable for managing disasters. This collaboration will bring to the table a global opportunity for children to get exposure to robotics while gaining the in-depth and latest knowledge in robotics brought to them by IHFC.

To learn more about IHFC and its role in the Robotics for Good Youth Challenge visit:


Date of Press Release: May 04, 2024