Published on 15 Oct 2015. Written by Swadesh Padhi
Engineers always are in a constant state of self-learning to improve themselves. So you need to keep learning during the upcoming winter holidays! How about learning by doing with Roboversity Winter Training Program? You could work on your own projects with courses in robotics and drone techologies. Here's a detailed overview of these courses available at 13 cities across India.
Autonomous robots are storming into Indian industries, creating new opportunities for Engineers with hands on knowledge of robotic systems and programming. In this training program, you will develop this knowledge by building the following robotic systems:
Most of the robotics enthusiasts start their journey with basic sensor guided autonomous robots. You will begin by developing a line follower robot using infrared (IR) sensors that emit and receive light signals. These sensors are designed to respond whenever there is an obstruction in the receiving of light. The robot is programmed accordingly to adjust its path which is either a black line on a white background or white line on a black background. Your next projects in obstacle avoider/follower and photo-tropic/phobic robots will use similar technology with repurposed programming.
After building basic autonomous robots, you will learn to integrate technologies like Dual Tone Modular Frequency (DTMF) and Accelerometer sensors into your robots.
Remember those beep sounds when dialing on your phone? That’s DTMF at work. With a DTMF decoder circuit, you could literally control any device via your own mobile phone. The device, in this case, will be a robot.
If you ever wonder how the accelerometer sensor in your smartphone rotates your screen, the next project on gesture controlled robotics will give you the answer. By building this robot, you’ll decipher how gesture based machines work and are controlled using human motions. You may also win a chance to be a part of Roboversity IUCEE Challenge, a national level competition in Human Machine Interaction.
A robot swarm is like a swarm of ants who believe in collective work. When two robots communicate among themselves, they can do tasks in a better way. Using the same concept, you will be building master-slave robots with swarm intelligence which communicate using radio frequency technology. The final project will be a maze solver robot where you need to figure out an algorithm that will help your bot get through a maze (puzzle) of black lines. So are you up for the challenge?
Learn more: 7 Robots in 6 Days
Indian armed forces are strengthening their UAV fleet and businesses have started venturing into drone research and development. All this is opening up whole new opportunities for engineering students. To get you started in this exciting field, Roboversity is offering this course where you will develop two working drone projects. You will be starting with nothing but scratch components to build a Quadcopter – a model helicopter powered by four rotors. Here are the steps you will be following:
And whoosh, we’re ready to launch!
You will next be working on a classical aeromodelling project, the RC Aircraft – a model fixed-wing plane that lets you further explore aviation technology. You will be given a design algorithm to calculate the dimensions of your aircraft. Using these calculations you will then proceed to build a fully functional RC Aircraft from scratch along with all onboard electronics - Motors, Electronic Speed Controller, Servo Motors, Battery and Transmitter - Receiver.
Learn more: Quadcopter and RC Aircraft
You can attend the Winter Training Program at these cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Visakhapatnam. If you have any questions regarding the courses, feel free to call us at 1800-3000-1260 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy learning this winter!