Shiv Nadar School, Noida Students Bring Glory for India at RoboCup Asia Pacific Competition

The RCAP, serving as the super-regional headquarters for the RoboCup Federation in the Asia-Pacific region, witnessed the triumph of the Junior and Senior teams from Shiv Nadar School, Noida.

Noida, February In an extraordinary display of talent, a group of young prodigies from Shiv Nadar School, Noida, emerged victorious at the prestigious RoboCup Asia-Pacific (RCAP) competition held at the Alpensia Convention Center in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The RCAP, serving as the super-regional headquarters for the RoboCup Federation in the Asia-Pacific region, witnessed the triumph of the Junior and Senior teams from Shiv Nadar School, Noida.

Junior Team, Quadrex, Secures Gold in Under-14 Category

Quadrex, the Junior team comprising participants Ayaan Suri and Shaurya Mahajan, under the guidance of Mentor Pallavi Saran, clinched the gold medal in the under-14 category. The team's robot showcased an innovative design with a square base for seamless navigation in evacuation zones, equipped with tracks for maximum grip, and an array of sensors, including colour, ultrasonic, and gyro sensors. The robot's functionality included capturing victims with a cage-like front arm and deploying rescue kits with the back arm. Team Quadrex outperformed competitors from South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Taiwan, emerging as the undisputed champions in a field of six teams.

Senior Team, System Overhaul, Dominates International Arena

System Overhaul, the Senior team from Shiv Nadar School, comprising Ekansh Agrawal, Puroo Duggal, Shaurya Ajit Singh, and Viryansh Rastogi under the mentorship of Ganga Bhuvaneswari Subramanian, showcased their technical brilliance in the competitive international arena. The team designed and programmed a versatile robot inspired by a tank's design for autonomous rescue missions in disaster scenarios. The robot, equipped with controllers from Lego EV3, Arduino, and an OpenMV camera, demonstrated exceptional navigation through challenging terrains. The robot located and rescued victims with precise sensors, ensuring their safe transportation to designated zones. System Overhaul outshone 17 teams from diverse regions such as Australia, the USA, Croatia, Taiwan, South Korea, China, and Singapore, securing the gold medal in their category.

Anju Soni, Principal of Shiv Nadar School, Noida, expressed, "The achievement of these young innovators resonates deeply with our commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and excellence within our school. It exemplifies our commitment to prepare students not just for academic success but to go beyond books and excel on the global stage."

About Shiv Nadar School 

The Shiv Nadar School is a not-for-profit initiative of the Shiv Nadar Foundation in K12 private education to deliver educational excellence and provide 'Education for Life.' With three campuses in the NCR and one in Chennai, Shiv Nadar School provides students with an environment that challenges them to discover their talent and skills while aiming to nurture ethical, respectful, happy, and purposeful citizens of society. 6000 students and their parents, along with a team of around 1000 educators, are a part of the Shiv Nadar School family. 

About HCL

Founded in 1976 as one of India's original IT garage start-ups, HCL is a pioneer of modern computing with many firsts to its credit, including the introduction of the 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978 well before its global peers. Today, the HCL enterprise has a presence across varied sectors that include technology, healthcare and talent management solutions and comprises three companies – HCL Infosystems, HCL Technologies and HCL Healthcare. The enterprise generates annual revenues of over US$13.1 billion with over 224,756 employees operating across 60 countries. For further information, visit

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

Established in 1994, by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL - a US$13.1 billion leading global technology enterprise, the Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals through transformational education, and to bridge the socio-economic divide. Over the last 29 years the Foundation, has directly touched the lives of over 36,000 alumni and students through its marquee institutions in literacy, K12 and higher education. Today, the Foundation has a community of over 100,000 constituents, which includes not only globally dispersed alumni and students but also faculty members, corporate executives, and extended families.

The Foundation has invested over US$1.2 billion in its seven landmark institutions and initiatives across education and art. Currently close to 15,000 students and over 2,200 faculty are part of the Foundation along with more than 24,000 strong globally dispersed alumni community.

The Foundation's students have gone to study at some of the best institutions globally including the Ivy League in the US and top universities in other countries including Australia, Singapore, China, and UK. Students are also working in major corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Honda, HP, Schindler, and several others both in India and across other geographies. Faculty across the Foundation institutions are drawn from the best Indian and international universities, with a strong focus on research and innovation. 

The Shiv Nadar Foundation pursues the philosophy of 'Creative Philanthropy'. It is a powerful model which envisages the creation of institutions that are built to last and continue to impact future generations. It is an approach that allows sustained institutionalized philanthropy for long-term, high-impact, socio-economic transformation.


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