Manual Robotics Workshop - XPLORICA

Advanced Manual Robotics Workshop 15'


September 6, 2015 - 10:00 am


September 6, 2015 - 4:00 pm


Sumantro Ghosal Hall   View map

XPLORICA, the official activity club of Future Institute of Engineering and Management, held the Manual Robotics Workshop on September 6, 2015 from 10 AM at Sumantro Ghosal Hall. This workshop brings together the interested students of all the departments. This year over 200 people packed into the lecture hall to attend the session covering the basics of robotics. We had some of the most technically sound individuals of Xplorica as speakers. We felt fortunate to have Mr. Tapas Roy, who is a mentor and has been a constant guide for us, as our special guest on this day.

Nilabha Dutta gave a brief initial presentation to set the stage. This was then followed by a series of presentation by:

Anupam Roy – explanation and further prospects of robotics in engineering, various components and materials required to make a manual robot.

Nilabha Dutta – basics on picker robots.

Parvez Ali Mondol – Developing a walking aquatic robot requires the solutions to fundamental issues related to locomotion, sensing, navigation and reasoning. His lecture described the ways to cope up with the aquatic ambience to develop a fully autonomous moving aquatic bot.

Pritam Kumar Dey – the basic concept of skyfall, a reputed robotics event of IIT KGP.

Anupam Roy – Wireless technology is one means that can be employed in robotics to allow the robot to sense and respond to its environment. This activity uses a simple robot that has two infrared transmitters that send out a beam of infrared light forward of the robot. The infrared light then reflects off of any obstacles in the robot’s path of movement. The reflected infrared light is detected by sensors onboard the robot and the output of the sensors is relayed to a small onboard computer that is controlling the robot’s movements. The same was shown in the workshop by the speaker.

Arpan Nag and Parvez Ali Mondol jointly gave the hands on demonstration to show the students how to actually make the robots in practical.

At the end of the workshop, the lecture sessions highly praised by all the attendees.