NERC '16


Pakistan's largest Robotics event!

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About NERC

National Engineering Robotics Contest is a joint project of National University of Sciences and Technology, STEM Careers Programme and Pakistan Science Foundation, to promote research in robotics and its related fields in Pakistan. We, from the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, CEME NUST, welcome you all to participate in 14th National Engineering Robotics Contest (NERC 2016).

This competition will provide a common environment for the integration and evaluation of various mechanical and electronics designs, control and path planning algorithms and agent architectures. Over the years, NERC has grown increasingly popular among students and also among university engineering departments across the country. Engineering students from all over Pakistan participate in this competition. We indeed value the interest that our participants have shown and pledge to bring exciting new challenges every year for the advancement of robotics community at an increasingly wider scale.

Robotics is a buzz word at today’s technology forefronts. Due to exponential advancements in fields like high performance computing, computer vision, computer networks, material sciences and power electronics, the growth experienced by robotics in past few years is unprecedented. Robotics is the only field which can add precision while replacing the slow manual labor in contemporary industrial world. Thus this field faces enormous pressure from industry to produce all-purpose mobile manipulator robots which can perform simple tasks like grab, navigate and place objects at desired locations autonomously. The future of Pakistan relies heavily on advancement in the fields of engineering and science and events of this nature will encourage and motivate students to improve their technical skills in leaps and bounds.

The theme of NERC, hence, is to design and develop autonomous robots that can localize themselves in unknown environments, determine the location of colored boxes to pot balls, and plan their motion accordingly with the help of a map.


NERC has the following awesome categories for you to prove yourself in...

...and yes, you can participate in all of them at the same time!

To avoid disappointments during the competition, it is strongly advised to the participating teams to go through all the material available on the website regarding the category they're competing in. Where we live, compromise is a word long forgotten! Better safe than sorry.


NERC isn't just about competition. To make the event even more worthy of attendance, we at NERC host a “Gala Dinner” for our valued participants. It includes exciting events like student performances, musical concerts by popular bands, dramas and plays, and of course, a lavish dinner buffet; all concluded with loads of fireworks and lanterns in the spacious grounds of CEME!

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A mega event of nationwide importance, NERC is presented to Pakistan by the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, CEME, NUST. The faculty and students work in collaboration to provide a pleasant experience for the participants.

Uzair Butt

Abdullah Gulraiz
Vice President

Maham Rashid
Vice President

Organizing Body

Contact Us

Got queries? Don't hesitate to contact us. Find us at:

College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Peshawar Road
Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Telephone: +92-51-9278044/+92-51-9278050 Ext: 4430

Fax: +92-51-9278048