SST Students Secure the Runner up Title in Robotics Competition at NERC 2023

Tuesday, July 18 2023

Students from the School of Systems and Technology (SST) at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) showcased their remarkable talents at the National Engineering Robotics Contest (NERC) 2023, organized by the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and the STEM Careers Program HEC from July 11-15.

The SST-UMT team obtained the well-deserved title of the runner-up in the tournament, outshining numerous other competitors in the University and Professional category. As a reward for their hard work and dedication, the team received a cash prize of PKR 20,000. This remarkable success is a testament to the unwavering dedication and remarkable skills of our students, as well as the invaluable support from the esteemed faculty members and the Dean of the School of Systems and Technology (SST). Together, they have brought immense pride and glory to the University of Management and Technology.

The National Engineering Robotics Contest (NERC) 2023 marked its 19th edition as a prestigious event, attracting participants from schools, colleges, and universities across Pakistan. Over the course of five days, students from various educational institutions had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of automation and robotics, nurturing their knowledge and showcasing their innovative ideas.

At NERC, the winning project of SST, a formidable robot named "Reaper” stole the spotlight. The Reaper project boasts two powerful weapons, including a lifter mechanism with the ability to hoist opponents weighing up to 60 kilograms, and a formidable weapon blade that spins at an impressive speed of 2500 rpms. This groundbreaking project received funding and support from the esteemed Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) at UMT, fostering an environment of innovation and cutting-edge advancements.

The outstanding team behind this monumental achievement comprises of Yazman Mahmood, Umair Idrees, and Arslan Ali, guided by the exceptional supervision of Dr Muhammad Tahir Mushtaq, an esteemed Associate Professor at SST, UMT.

We firmly believe that this extraordinary accomplishment will serve as an inspiration for fellow UMT students, encouraging them to actively participate in such activities and embrace the realm of possibilities that lie within the field of robotics and automation.

Congratulations to our talented students, dedicated faculty members, and the entire SST community for their unwavering commitment and success.