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About DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE)

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 is organized to give an open platform to simplify and collaborate the national talent in the areas of robotics among students for the conception, design and development of unmanned systems for defence applications. DRDO Robotics and Unmanned systems Exposition (DRUSE) is planned with a various theme which is based on technological challenges to ease participation from various talented categories. On this page, the details about the DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 is given. The candidates can find all the details such as eligibility, application process, selection etc. This competition is for the Engineering students currently pursuing UG or PG level.

The exposition is aimed to harness the technologies in nascent, under development or developed from available nationwide with candidates. The registration fee for the DRDO Robotics and Unmanned systems Exposition (DRUSE) is Rs. 500 per team. And every team should be of min. 3 members and max. 5 members including the team leader.

Objectives of DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 are -

  • Nationwide platform to showcase the talent.
  • Educate nation about the value of Robotics in today’s scenario
  • Encourage creative ideas and primitive efforts.
  • Opportunity to learn

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 Dates



DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) Registration Begins

14 October 2017

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) Registration Ends

15 December 2017

1st level screening Results

31 January 2018

Zonal level screening

24 March to 15 April 2018

Zonal level results

16 April 2018

National level screening

10 May 2018

Award ceremony

11 May 2018


Theme for the DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017

The participants can submit their entry in any of the theme mentioned in the table below:

Mountain Climbing Robot

Mobility on water, land and air

Mobility in Snowbound Area Underwater Survey system

Soldier Assistance vehicle Surveillance in Multi-Storey building
Casualty Evacuation Battlefield debris clearance
Exoskeleton Mine detection and clearance
Surveillance of a Ship Robotic Assistive Device for divyang persons
Self-Concealing UGV Any other defence applications for Robotics
and Unmanned Systems not covered above 


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DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Indian
Class/ Age  Engineering students of UG/ PG courses
  •  Engineering students presently pursuing UG or PG(recognized by AICTE/ NAAC) or led by a senior faculty (for competing)

NOTE: Various-institute participation is not permitted. It will be necessary for each student team to have a primary faculty of the institute as a guide.

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) Reward

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 has rewards for the National as well as Zonal level competition. The distribution of rewards for National as well as the Zonal level is given below:

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 National Level Rewards


DRDO Robotics Prize



First Prize

Rs 15 lakh

Second Prize

Rs 1 lakh

Third Prize

Rs 50.000

Each participating team

Rs 20,000

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 Zonal Level Rewards



First Prize

 Rs. 30,000

Second Prize

 Rs. 25,000

Third Prize

 Rs. 20,000

Fourth Prize

 Rs. 15,000

Fifth Prize

 Rs. 10,000

Each participating team

 Rs. 10,000

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) Application form and Process

The application process for DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) has started from 14 October 2017. The eligible students can participate in the competition. The last date to register for the competition is 15 December 2017. Before registering themselves, the teams should read all the instructions carefully. So, that they would be able to fill the form correctly without any mistakes. The application has to be submitted through online mode only.

  • Registration Fee - Rs 500 per team

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How to apply for DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017

The students who are applying for the DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 need to follow certain steps and guidelines to apply.

  • Create Team leader Login Id and Password.
  • Fill the Registration Form
  • Make the payment of the requisite fee
  • Upload the duly signed & scanned Registration Form
  • Upload the technical proposal with registration number at the bottom of every page
  • Lock your submission before the last date

Format of the DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 Technical Proposal

DRDO Technical Proposal Format

Other Important Terms

  • The team leader is responsible to select the appropriate state of their college/ institute/ university, which will determine their zone of participation at the 2nd level of screening. If they successfully qualify the level 1 screening.
  • The medium of communication shall be English for the competition.
  • All Technical proposals should have only the registration number at the bottom of every page.
  • The Technical proposal with any other additional information like college/name etc. will make it invalid in the competition.

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) Selection Process

  • The selection of the winner will be done in three levels of screening at different stages.
  • At first level, the proposal will be reviewed by experts. After the first level of screening, shortlisted candidates will be called for the second level of screening which will be technical presentations at zonal centres.
  • After that, the winning five teams from each of six zones will be called for 3rd level of screening

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 - Guidelines for 1st screening


Scope of Proposal


Clarity of solution offered


Creativity and originality





Documents to be brought in 2nd and 3rd level of screening for DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017

The candidates who will be successful in qualifying the 1st level of screening are required to bring their following documents to the 2nd and 3rd level of screening.

  • original ID proof
  • original registration form
  • original technical proposal

NOTE: All the evaluations are confidential. No queries related to the evaluation shall be entertained.

DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) 2017 - Zonal Level Screening Centres


State included in the respective zones


J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana,
Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand


Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana,
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Lakshadweep


Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim,
Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh


Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand


Dadra Nagar & Haveli, Rajasthan,
Daman & Diu, Gujarat


Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,
Maharashtra, Goa


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DRDO Robotics Competition (DRUSE) Contact Details


Research & Development
Establishment (Engineers), Kalas,
Alandi Road, Dighi, Pune -411015.
Maharashtra, India


Fax: +91-020-27044009
Email: director@rde.drdo.in

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