TRICKS - 13/14

Indias largest national robotics championship

Details for 13/14 TRICKS.
Problem Statements
a) Junior Download
b) Senior Download

From its first event in 2007, the TRICKS championship has grown to a national level, inspiring and exciting students all over India. Encouraging originality and invention through competitive learning,TRICKS is an exhilarating event for all involved. At the annual contest held at IIT Bombay, participants develop robots that solve challenging problem statements. They collaborate in teams and push the boundaries of possibilities.


Not only does TRICKS complement our educational programs, it offers an excellent platform for young roboteers, who get an opportunity to meet enthusiasts from other schools and cities.

Winner of last TRICKS travelled to NASA in Orlando, Florida.

TRiCKS 2013-14 will be bigger and better. The theme of the championship will be "Mission Rescue".

Tricks competition will be scheduled at the start of academic year 14-15 and dates of the same will be announced after 1 month.


School students can enroll themselves in the following two categories of the championship:

1. Tele Rescuer

    Category: Manual (remote-controlled)

    Eligibility: Any student up to grade 6


2. Auto Rescuer

    Category: Autonomous

    Eligibility: Any student up to grade 10

The detailed problem statement and the rules are mentioned in the next tab.

Tricks competition will be scheduled at the start of academic year 14-15 and dates of the same will be announced after 1 month

Tele Rescuer problem statement Download

Auto Rescuer problem statement Download

TRICKS 2010 saw the rise of two champions who got a chance to visit NASA, USA (Prize sponsored by Kesari Tours' APPLE PIE : Non Classroom Learning Tour)

Anudruth Manjunath from Bengaluru took the honours in the Autonomous Challenge : Safe Rider.
Anudruth is from Delhi Public School, South Bengaluru and was mentored by Shaikh Laeeq.
Anjal Parikh from Mumbai Won the Manual Challenge : Green Dream.

The first runner-up in the autonomous category went to the team of Shiv Panjwani, Karl Karbhari and Varun Mehta, while the second runner-up went to a team from O.P. Jindal School, Haryana comprising Mayank Hooda, Ajay Singh and Akhil Kumar

The first runner-up in the manual category went to Prem Zaveri, while second runner-up went to Rohit Goyal.

For the special categories the winners were:

Rithwik Sanyal and Ananda Sangli for Best Presentation (Autonomous Category)
Hemin Joshi, Kush Goliya and Rohit Kasbekar for Best Design (Autonomous Category)
Jay Gadre for Best Concept (Autonomous Category)
Anoop Sonar and Disha Date for Best Presentation (Manual Category)
Ananda Sangli, Vishnu Sangli and Rithwik Sathyan for Best Design (Manual Category)
Anjal Parikh for Best Concept (Manual Category)

Congratulations to the Winners


Winners of TRiCKS2009

Autonomous Category
1st Position:- Jay Gadre (Jamnabai Narsee )
2nd Position:- Arnav Tariwala, Yash Savani, Soham Sankaran (Jamnabai Narsee)
Manual Category
1st Position:- Sandesh Manik ( Kendra Vidhalaya, IIT )
2nd Position:- Anish Bhurke, Omkar Janksalkar ( Varthak Polytechnique )


Winners of TRiCKS 2008

1st Prize: Jay Gadre (Class 7) and Soham Bhatnagar (Class 7), Jamnabai Narse school
2nd Prize: Merwyl Vaz (Class 12), Thakur college
3rd Prize: Gaurav Parida (Class 9), Gokuldham high school

Best Algorithm: Deep Shah (FYJC), Sohrab Mistri (FYJC), G. N. Khalsa and Chandni Pradhan (FYJC), D G Ruparel

Most Aesthetic Robot:
Best Design: Anchit Navelkar (Class 9) and Prithvi Hegde (Class 9), Lokhandwala foundation school

Most Indigenous Design: Saket Vishwasrao (FYJC), Patkar college


Winners of TRiCKS 2007

1st Prize: Vishesh Bhojani
2nd Prize: Viraj Malkar,
3rd Prize: Gopalkrishna Narayan Prabhu

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Tricks Winner-Automars : Anoop Sandip Sonar, Wisdom Hign international School, Nashik

1st Runner Up : Karan Ajay Sheth, Yashodham High School

2nd Runner up : Ghachi Arzina, Zenith School, Baroda

Best Presentation : Keshav Krishna Murti, Indus World School

Best Design : Shounak Joshi, Wisdom High

Best Alogrithm : Shounak Joshi, Wisdom High

Best Partner School : Zenith, Baroda




Tricks Winner-Telemars : Fathima Shana, Aura Edify Global School, Kerala

1st Runner Up : A N Arvinth, Helix Open School, Chennai

2nd Runner Up : Risa Samanta, Kids Techie Club (St.Paul's Mumbai)

Best Presentation : Risa Samanta, Kids Techie Club (St.Paul's Mumbai)

Best Design : Vishnu Sangli, NPS, Bangalore

Best Pick n Place : Piyush Sonawane, Wisdom High School, Nashik

Best Partner School : DPS, Raigargh


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