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DRDO DRUSE Program 2018 Robotics & Unmanned Systems Exposition


Defence Research and Development Organization DRUSE Program 2018 for Engineering Students

DRDO invites participant to participate in Robotics and Unmanned Systems Exposition (DRUSE) Program 2018 as a Part of its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) wishes to harness the multifaceted talent available in the country on Robotics and Unmanned systems
DRDO aims to tap these indigenous capabilities to create a platform for the development of futuristic defence systems. The objective of this exposition is to identify and nurture novel ideas in different parts of our country
This exposition targets national talent among student community from engineering background currently undergoing UG or PG only


Any Indian Engineering students currently pursuing UG or PG Courses in IITs/NITs/IISc or from college/institute/university recognized by AICTE/NAAC
Motivation & Incentive
Award & prize money
1st Prize 1.5 Lakh
2nd Prize 1.0 Lakh
3rd Prize 0.5 Lakh
National level recognition & visibility for all participants
Possibility to work with DRDO on cutting edge technologies
The theme based Exposition is aimed to harness the potential ideas/concepts/technologies in any form (nascent, under development or developed) available nationwide with Students. The proposed themes are as follows:

  1. Mountain Climbing Robot
  2. Mobility in Snow bound Area
  3. Soldier Assistance vehicle
  4. Casualty Evacuation
  5. Exoskeleton
  6. Surveillance of a Ship
  7. Self-Concealing UGV
  8. Mobility on water, land and air
  9. Underwater Survey system
  10. Surveillance in Multi Storey building
  11. Battlefield debris clearance
  12. Mine detection and clearance
  13. Robotic Assistive Device for divyang persons
  14. Any other defence applications for Robotics and Unmanned Systems not covered above

What can be Exhibited
Innovative ideas
Concepts through graphics
Concepts/technologies depicted through 2D/3D models
Simulation or Animation
Concept paper presentation
Mock up/working models
Screening of Proposals
The zonal level of screening shall be carried out at zonal centres shown below:
North Zone
J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand,
South Zone
Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, An-daman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Lakshadweep
North-East Zone
Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Trip-ura, Arunachal Pradesh
East Zone
Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Jhar-khand
West Zone
Dadra Nagar & Haveli, Rajasthan, Daman & Diu, Gujarat,
Central Zone
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Maharashtra
The national level screening shall be carried out at DRDO Hqr, DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi

Important Dates

Registration: Ongoing
Last Date for Submission of Proposals (Extended to) 15th January 2018
1st level screening results 31 Jan 2018
Zonal level screening:24th March to 15th April 2018
Zonal level results: 16th Apr 2018
National level screening: 10th May 2018
Award ceremony: 11th May 2018
For details refer website:


DRDO, Pune

Defence Research & Development Organization, Research & Development Establishment (Engineers), Kalas, Alandi Road, Dighi, Pune-411015, Maharashtra, India, Fax: +91-020-27044009, Email: [email protected]
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