Electromyography: One of our members, Sidhartha Dey, recently completed a project on the concept of Electromyography(EMG) i.e. measurement of myoelectric signals involved in muscle activation and contraction. With this, one can measure the response of a muscle, say, for example, the biceps muscle, to a specific stimulus or an action, such as picking up a book. The basis behind EMG lies in the fact that the electrical signals sent to the muscle can be picked up on the surface of the skin, using electrodes, at the desired muscle location. This allows one to compare the electrical signals being sent to the muscle with the physical response of the muscle itself.
Power Assisted Gurney: A power assisted drive system, developed by Vignesh Iyer and Sandesh Manik, for existing gurneys used in hospitals which permits the movement of a gurney by a single person as opposed to the existing ones which require three or more people, with the motion being truly holonomic and the operation not requiring any additional knowledge. This system allows any person to operate a gurney without any effort or hassles, especially during emergency situations.
Smart Home Automation: Using the concept of Internet of Things(IoT), this project allows the owner to monitor, access, and manage the electronic devices in the house. Home automation demonstrates both security and ease granted by the concept. A lot of sensors are involved here to monitor different devices/objects in the house which can all be done with a click of a button on a website or a mobile app to enable the user the extensive control of his home.
Atomized cleaning water dispenser: The use of conventional taps since the past few centuries has led to inefficient use of water when it comes to cleaning since most of the water goes down the drain after bouncing off a surface. A replacement for existing taps having atomizers in parallel and water pressurized by a localized compressor. It gives the same cleaning efficiency of tap water in the same time span and saving about 90% of water while doing so. This not only saves a lot of water, but also saves electricity that was being used to pump the water..
All terrain bot: This project ailms at surveillance in areas where it is difficult or impossible for a human to intervene. This includes the quality of surveillance. Humans are not the best in the field of surveillance, plus it requires too much effort. it also includes accessibility to remote areas is still a problem and quick accessibility during a terrorist attack or in a warzone at important sites as well as autonomous target selection
Biped Project The aim of this project is to analyse and develop an algorithm for walking for a 2-legged robot. The first version of the robot will be designed using smart servos. The walking algorithm will be developed using reinforcement learning, and tested using open-source V-REP and ROS environments. In this project, gait analysis will also be done to develop an optimum gait for the design. Bipedal walking has a large number of applications due to its flexibility and ability to traverse uneven terrain. This walking algorithm can be further developed in applications for humanoid robots.
Chopper circuit :This project was initially started as a means of preventing undue damage to battery due to circuit failure. For the 2017 season of Robocon, this circuit would be used to measure current input to motor drivers for the launching mechanism motors. This circuit failed due to both heavy reverse spike voltages and circuit problems from bad quality of pcb etching. Shortage of time prevented any further changes from being made and circuit was not used in the final bot.
Smart Bot :The idea is of a bot that can walk on two feet (using pneumatic actuated mechanisms), map an environment in 3D (using kinect or a LiDAR) and interact with users. The piston can expand and contract, using a 4 bar mechanism, with this kind of actuator, one can easily attain joint motion as shown in the first diagram. If used with proper control theories, then it’ll make a very stable base for motion. Software VReP will be used for simulation and inverse kinematics. A genetic algorithm will be trained to attain walking motion.
We hold regular workshops of basic robotics to help and teach robotics enthusiasts. We intend to help students who are interested in robotics and related fields but lack the required knowledge to build the robot. Our workshop is open to anybody who needs our assistance and our team members are always willing to help. Nothing draws a crowd in a technical festival like the sound of metal crashing against metal. "Robowars" is one of the most popular events in TechTatva. Robowars is one the featured event in TechTatva and we have participants from all over the south zone. Members of RoboManipal participate in different events during our techfest too. Robotrek is one such event, which includes events like "mesh", "vertigo" and "Robo-Pacman" in which our team members participated and won cash prizes.
ABU ROBOCON : The annual international Robotics competition organised by Asia - Pacific Broadcasting Union, ABU ROBOCON calls for multiple robots to work in synchrony in a given arena to finish a predefined task in a stipulated period of time. Founded in 2002 the competition has become among the largest, most competitive and reputed robotics competitions in the world. Each year Robocon releases a problem statement that forces the teams to think laterally and come up with innovative and efficient solutions. However recent years have seen a considerable shift in its format, which now focuses more on innovation and application of complex ideas rather than just the end goal of winning. Each participating country organizes an annual national level competition where all eligible colleges compete. The winning college gets to represent their nation at the international level Robocon, hosted by a different nation each year. India hosts the annual national level Robocon at Pune. Last year's theme was NÉM CÒN : The Festival Wishing Happiness and Prosperity. The concept of the ABU Robocon 2018's Theme & Rules was based on an interesting folk game called “ Shuttlecock Throwing”. The heart and soul of this game is the Shuttlecock.
World Robot Olympiad™ : WRO is an event for science, technology and education which brings together the young people all over the world to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions. We take up the engineering challenge for college and university students. The challenge is to make a robot that can score as many points as possible in a robot version of the Tetris® game called Tetrastack. The robot will locate, identify, and stack interlocking colored shapes called tetracubes within the Stacking Form – a rectangular upright box.
Second Year students' recruitments are now completed. We are no more accepting applications. The new team members will be announced soon.
The first year students' recruitments will begin soon. All students interested to appear for the the recruitments' written test need to fill and submit this form on or before 8th of September. The test will mainly comprise of a paper on general aptitude and a subsystem wise test. Syllabus comprises of general robotics and technology related to each subsystem. REGISTER HERE