Two-Days e-Yantra Workshop on Introduction to Robotics
26th & 27th April 2019
A Two-Days e-Yantra Workshop on Introduction to Robotics was conducted by e-Yantra, IIT Bombay on 26th and 27th April 2019 at KEC, Ghaziabad. e-Yantra is a MHRD sponsored initiative by IIT-Bombay under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) program to create the next generation of embedded systems engineers with a practical outlook to help provide practical solutions to some of the real world problems.
Mr. Probeer Sahw, Asst. Prof. and HOD, ECE & EEE; Mr. Ravi Prakash Verma, Asst. Prof., ECE and Mr. Vishnu Kuntal, Asst. Prof., ME attended the workshop for Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida.
Day 1, 26th April 2019
The workshop was inaugurated by offering prayers to Goddess Saraswati. Dr. Sandeep Tiwari, Director, KEC in his opening remarks said that such workshops are intended to allow the faculties from technical institutes to keep upgrading their skills. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Dean-Academics, KEC and Dr. A. N. Mishra, HOD-ECE, KEC were also present in the inauguration ceremony. They welcomed Mr. Avijit Pandey and Mr. Abhinav Sarkar, Sr. Technical Project Assistants from e-Yantra, IIT-Bombay who were also the trainers of the said workshop.
Mr. Pandey started the session with an introduction to e-Yantra. He continued the session with detailed description of the Fire Bird V Robot, the robotic platform on which the participants worked during the workshop. He also gave detailed description of the ATmega2560 AVR Microcontroller which runs the Fire Bird V Robot. He went on to explain programming in Embedded C using Atmel Studio.
Later in the day, Mr. Sarkar delivered a session on how to control motion of the Fire Bird V Robot. He also explained the PWM Method to control the velocity of the robot.
After Mr.Sarkar’s session, the participants performed the motion and velocity control experiments on the robot.
Day 2, 27th April 2019
Mr. Pandey started the first session with LCD programming. He made the participants use the robot to sense various parameters like object distance and battery voltage using on-board sensors and display the values on the on-board LCD. He then continued the session with Interrupt Programming.
In the post-lunch session, Mr. Sarkar described the white line follower programming to the participants. The session concluded with hands-on and doubt clearing.
All the participants appreciated the efforts put by Mr. Pandey and Mr. Sarkar in making the workshop interesting and interactive with ample hands-on sessions.