Inspiration from our student: Ms Trisha Shetty
It goes without saying that robotics at CTW provided me with one of the most enriching experiences that I’ve been privileged to be a part of. CTW is more than a team of perky instructors pacing about, ensuring that all the kids have their kits and any additional parts they may require for their exploration into the vast domain of robotics. It’s a family built on the shared, immense interest in science and technology wherein everyone, teachers and students alike, learn from each other’s mistakes and inevitably proceed to sophisticated implementations of complex designs. This family is bound together by a healthy, competitive spirit; be it international robotics Olympiads or FLL competitions, CTW has made its mark on all charts. Indeed, it was more than an honor to be a part of this team/community/family.
For me, robotics served as a medium to implement all the theory I had learnt in the confines of my classroom at school. It was also a means to understand new concepts in science and technology, a field that I intend to explore in college. I participated in the gen II football (robosoccer) category of the IRO and the WRO of 2013, along with Raghav and Aakarsh; the experience was beyond cherishable, to say the least. In the preparatory months before the Olympiad, we spent hours building and programming our striker and goalie robots, overcoming numerous challenges along the way. I found programming fascinating, particularly when it came to the use of the compass and infrared sensors. Both sensor programs were strongly driven by logic and kept us on our toes at all times. With the support of our mentors, the multiple brain-storming sessions and flow charts resulted in two robots worthy of participating in the national robosoccer matches.
Robotics at CTW taught us a lot. Building up team spirit and understanding the importance of back up programs were a few. The most important realization was our motto: ‘Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.’ < included this motto in my Stanford app>.
Class of 2018
Karan has a never say die attitude. He grabs his friends for a competition, practices until perfection, and likes the thrill of working on a challenge. Karan’s team represented India at the WRO 2014 in Indonesia.
Shaurya’s bright mind picked up small yet neat strategies and challenges on the board. Few things stop Shaurya once he gets going. Shaurya’s team represented India at the WRO 2014 in Indonesia.
Cool as cucumber, brilliant with logic, lives on fresh air and robotics, Trisha’s forray into robotics transformed her Robot Soccer team. Trisha’s team represented India at the WRO 2014 in Indonesia.
Class of 2017
Aditya loves combining his love for music and robotics in his projects, such as his ‘Snake Charmer’ robot. Aditya’s team “Chicken Cube” was awarded “best project” in the Mumbai regionals FLL. He was also accepted at UC Berkeley and UCLA.
Arnav has a perfect approach to solving a problem. Arnav participated in the IRO of 2009 and 2010. He then turned his energies into robotics competitions at IIT which also influenced his college applications. Generous to the core, Arnav designed a solution for IRO 2010 which he willingly shared with other teams.
Atharva works with robots, none is too small or too big, simple or complicated for him as he enjoys the challenges with a smile. Atharva’s team “Chicken Cube” was awarded “best project” in the Mumbai regionals FLLHe was also accepted at Bristol & Edinborough University, England.
Hardik loves to design robots, often working overnight to find solutions to the robot Olympiads challenges. Hardik also taught robotics in village science fairs at Agastya Foundation in Bangalore.
7-year integrated Medicine program. Neerav followed his instincts as a Doctor and worked on a bio-medical engineering project “Fallior”, preventing fall in the elderly with ideas drawn from “Mathematical Biology”
Soham loves designing unique yet well elucidated solutions to problems. With a never give up attitude he builds and programs complex robots. Soham’s team was awarded the “Best in Technical Skills” for “DARWIN” at the WRO 2009 in Manila, Phillipines. He was also accepted at Univ. of Berkeley.