Ideas put into practice

Ideas put into practice

Testing Knowledge

The workshop guided the students through the basic components of assembling a fully-fledged robot.

It was organised in collaboration with Robosapiens Pvt Ltd India, with the intention of encouraging young engineering students to explore the infinite possibilities of robotic technology.

It was co-ordinated by Powly Thomas, the head of the electrical and electronics engineering department of the college.

More than a hundred students from different colleges of VTU participated in the workshop. Two research engineers from Robosapiens handled the entire event, during which they familiarised the students with the body of debate regarding robotic technology as well as a few constructive ideas pertaining to the same. One of the key aspects of the workshop was that it focused both on theoretical knowledge as well as practical application, and gave the students an all-round understanding of robotic technology.

On the first day of the workshop, the students were given a detailed study on the basics of the various electronic components required to assemble a robot. After this, they were divided into groups and given kits with all these components. Under the guidance of the research engineers, they were taught how to assemble the entire kit on the very first day.

On the second and final day of the workshop, the students were given a brief overview of the basics of ‘micro-controller’, for coding and developing a robot.
Bibin, a third-year student of HKBK College of Engineering, said that the entire workshop was truly a learning experience.

“It was a good thing that they had this event. It was a new experience for most of us, since we didn’t know about many of these techniques. Both the days saw many exciting events, and even a competition amongst the students. They gave us kits and we had to programme some software based on these so that we could execute the robot,” he explained.

Gautam, also a third-year engineering student, admitted having a great time during the robotic workshop too. “On the whole, it was quite an innovative programme. I think it really helped us put many of our ideas into practice since it was mostly based on the practical aspects of electrical components. The trainers were really conducive and interactive. They helped us by clearing many of our doubts,” he said.
The workshop concluded with a competition for the students, after which they were awarded participation, merit and coordination certificates.

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