ECO KART

Project picAs the name suggests, an environment friendly cart that runs on electrical energy without affecting the non-renewable resources. Its driven by a motor consuming 1.5kW that is powered by an Amaron Battery (12V, 35Ah). Aluminium sheets has been used for the base and front cover, alloy steel for the chasis and mild steel sheet (of 2mm thickness) for the body. The cart has been designed with all the advanced features in it including a monitor displaying the Seat-belt indicator, Obstacle detector, Reverse gear, Temperature sensor (Dht22) and Inertial Measurement Unit Indicator. To ensure safety, the driver is warned by a buzzer each time there is a vehicle within the proximity of 2m with an advantage of stopping the vehicle in case of emergency. The location of the vehicle is tracked and other data such as speed, temperature, etc are also monitored. Headed by the president, Team Thunderbolt’s this project has been thriving successfully!

ROBOCON

Project picRobocon, a robotic contest, is organised by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) which includes around 20 countries of Asia-Pacific region. Participating teams fabricate their robots basing on the theme decided by the host country. All of it is the richness of high precision and accuracy in the field of programming, technical and mechanical designing skills. MIT group of institutions, Pune, India has been taking active participation in organising the events of Robocon India for past 9 years. The theme for Robocon India 2015 was Badminton playing by semi-automated bots. X-team of Cyborg, headed by Vamsi Krishna has been representing NITR for the last two years with the projects Armed robot and Badminton playing robot consecutively in the noetic national level Robocon at Pune. The host country for Robocon 2016 is Thailand with the theme “Clean Energy Recharging the World”.

AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE

Project picThe name amphibious vehicle evokes a vehicle exhibiting “all-terrain” capabilities. Apart from land and water now-a-days these are even intentionalised to work on intermediates like ice, snow, mud, marsh, swamp etc. even on air-cushion. The first known self propelled amphibious vehicle was Orukter Amphibolos built by United States artificer Oliver Evans in 1805. Using a waterproof hull and a propeller, lightly armoured vehicles can be made amphibious. But for heavily armoured ones inflatable floatation devices are used as they need buoyancy to a greater extent than the lighter ones. For some vehicles spinning of wheels or tracks makes them propulsive while others use screw propellers or water jets.

OBSTACLE AVOIDER

Project picThis project deals with a wheeled autonomous robot whose objective is to detect obstacles in between the path and to avoid them to complete the journey. Using two IR sensors, left and right sensors, the robot senses obstacles on left and right sides. These IR generators are monostable multivibrators which use NE555IC for generating 38 kHz frequency. IR signals are reflected back and are received by detector TSOP1738. This detector gives a low voltage output in the absence of obstacles and high voltage when obstacles come in the path. After obstacle detection the output signal is fed to Atmel 89C205I microcontroller which feeds its signal to motor driver L293D. The same technique can be implemented to build VISION BELT for the blind and to avoid accidents of vehicles in metropolitan cities.

SELF BALANCING BOT

Project picThe objective of this project is to make a two wheeler bot that balances itself using sensors which measures weight imbalance and works consequently to stay unsloped. Mainly it has three platforms arduino, IMU and motor driver. Gyroscope and accelerometer are used for the 3D orientation of the objects. The PID control system helps in self-balancing the two wheeled autonomous robot. This PID control basically possesses three terms to keep the bot upright. The first term makes the bot follow the desired path. The second one propels it to move towards the mean position faster and third term resists any sudden deviance.

ROBO SOCCER

Project picRobot playing soccer! It is a specialized autonomous and mobile robot that is used to play variants of soccer. AquaBot Soccer- where the bot is made to play soccer in water. Robot soccer competition provides an excellent opportunity for robotics research. In particular, robot players in a soccer game must perform real-time visual recognition, navigate in a dynamic field of fixed dimension, track moving objects, collaborate with teammates, and hit the ball in the correct direction The main organised competitions are Robot Soccer World Cup (RoboCup) or FIRA tournaments played each year. The RoboCup contest currently has a number of soccer leagues including a RoboCup Junior league for younger students.

QUADCOPTER

Project picA quadcopter, also called a quadrotor helicopter or quadrotor, is a multi-rotor helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors. Quadcopters differ from conventional helicopters which use rotors which are able to vary the pitch of their blades dynamically as they move around the rotor hub. These generally use two pairs of identical fixed pitched propellers; two clockwise (CW) and two counter-clockwise (CCW). These use independent variation of the speed of each rotor to achieve control. By changing the speed of each rotor it is possible to specifically generate a desired total thrust; to locate for the centre of thrust both laterally and longitudinally; and to create a desired total torque, or turning force. Their mechanical simplicity adds to their durability and small size. This ongoing project of cyborg is estimated to start its flight within a month.