ITURO 2011

In ITURO 2011

Robot Olympics of ITU organized in 31 March and 1-2 April 2011 at Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center in Ayazağa Campus of ITU. 753 student projects made pre-registration for ITURO 2011. 372 of them competed in eight different categories: “(Line Follower, Line Follower Enhanced, MiniSumo,Vacuum Cleaner, Fire Fighter, Maze, Balancing Robot and Innovative Category)”. Participants of organization showed their projects on their tables in Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center. The robots, brought to exhibit by sponsors of ITURO, Staubli and İRobot, attracted the attention of visitors. ITURO 2011 had many competitors from 70 different universities and high schools and over 7000 visitors.

ITURO 2011 found a considerable place in written and visual media. 24 projects which have competed in different categories were awarded with prizes. Competitors of Innovative Category took an opportunity to show and present their projects in visual media.

There were also panel discussions, interviews and symposiums out of the competitions in ITURO 2011. Visitors and competitors interested with the symposiums which have different subjects about robotics. Panel discussions, displays, interviews and symposiums which were held in ITURO 2011 are as follows:

Panel Discussion

Human-Robot Relationship

  • Emre Sönmez (Turkey CEO of Schunk)
  • Bahadır Kılıç (Staubli)
  • Turan Türkmen (Head of the Education Council of Enosad)
  • Hatice Kose Bagci (Assistant Professor of ITU)
  • M. Alper Yükselen (Undergraduate Student of ITU)

Seminars

  • Robot Development & Learning Are Hard
    Dr. Damien Jade Duff(University of Birmingham)
  • Applications of Medical Robotics
    A.Ali ŞEN (Research assistant of G.U Nanomedicine and advancedtechnologies research center)
  • Humanoid robot SURALP – Design and Experimental works
    Kemalettin Erbatur (associate professor of Sabancı University)

Colloquies

ITU Robocup Team and Demonstration Match

Exhibition

  • 6 Axis Anthropomorfic Robot Arm (Staubli)
  • Roomba Series Robots (IRobot)

ITURO crew organized a boat tour in Bosphorus and this tour attracted the interest of almost all competitors. After the closing ceremony of ITURO 2011, in the last day of organization, the competitors have been transported to Maçka campus of ITU and ITURO 2011 ended with the closing dinner which was organized for competitors.

ITURO 2011 Crew

Dursun Çağdaş Akalın Control Engineer General Coordinator
              
Fatih Öztaş Electrical Engineer Sponsorship Coordinator
Burak Öztürk Electrical Engineer Sponsorship Coordinator
              
Şaduman Öngelen Control Engineer Advertisng Coordinator
Serhan Subaşı Control Engineer Advertising Coordinator
Ayşe Hilal İngeç Control Engineer Advertising Coordinator
              
Rıza Özdülger Telecommunication Engineer Organization Coordinator
              
Ali Şakır Electronics Engineer Head of Technical Team
              
Güven Toprakkıran Telecommunication Engineer Head of Informatics Team
              
Orkun Kocatürk Control Engineer Administrative Council Member
Emekcan Aras Control Engineer Administrative Council Member
              
Ahmet Emir Tuzcu Control Engineer
Ali Emre Pekmez Electrical Engineer
Alper Öz Electrical Engineer
Altuğ Yıldırım Physics Engineer
Arif İçke Control Engineer
Aslıhan Büşra Kop Control Engineer
Atakan Şahin Control Engineer
Ayberk Ustaoğlu Control Engineer
Ayşegül Çağla Gerçek Chemical Engineer
Berkan Ergülen Electronics Engineer
Berkan Doğan Control Engineer
Başak Pınar Control Engineer
Betül Kırlı Electronics and Communication Engineer
Muratcan Uztemur Control Engineer
Bora Bayraktaroğlu Control Engineer
Can Berk Aykaç Electrical Engineer
Cahit Beyaz Electronics Engineer
Enes Musa Kipergil Control Engineer
Engin Gürbüz Control Engineer
Ertunga Bezirgan Elektronik ve Haberleşme Mühendisliği
Ferit Hacıoğlu Control Engineer
Faruk Yirmili Control Engineer
Hulusi Uslu Plane Engineer
Hüseyin Cem Köylü Ship Engineer
Ilgaz Somer Electrical Engineer
İbrahim Petriçli Electronics Engineer
İlkin Gökçe Control Engineer
İrem Damla Nacar Control Engineer
Kıvanç Özışık Plane Engineer
Mehmet Cahit Özdemir Control Engineer
Mertcan Cibooğlu Control Engineer
Ferit Hacıoğlu Control Engineer
Nazlı Beril Şahinoğlu Mathematics Engineer
Oğuzcan Güden Control Engineer
Osman Kasım Control Engineer
Özgür Güçlü Control Engineer
Salim Cenk Elmacı Electrical Engineer
Seher Mehmedova Electronics Engineer
Tevfik Çağlar Yüksel Jeophysics Engineer
Tevfik Soylu Electronics Engineer
Timur Can Dericioğlu Electrical Engineer
Tuğba Mesci Mathematics Engineer
Tuğçe Ceylan Control Engineer
Bora Bayraktaroğlu Control Engineer
Yunus Sağın Computer Engineer
Zahid Saleem Electrical Engineer