Pune : “DRDO Robotics Unmanned Systems and Exposition” (DRUSE) , is a robotics competition, organized by the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology on Thursday to promote robotics and unmanned systems activity among the students in the country. Pune being one of the zonal centres for the competition, will select top 5 teams which will then move ahead in the national level of this competition. 30 teams from all the zones have been qualified for the next level of the competition. The zonal level competition held on Thursday was conducted at six zonal centres i.e. Bengaluru, Pune, Guwahati, Jodhpur, New Delhi and Kolkata. These teams can showcase their work through charts, sand model or working prototypes designed as per their choice.
A DRDO official said “The competition focuses on generating innovative and disruptive ideas and novel concepts for development of robotics and unmanned systems operational requirements and needs of Indian armed forces.