Hands on Skill Development workshop and tutorials for staff, faculty, researchers, students and school students in December 2016 as part of RAHA 2016. Inspired a powerful, creative spirit that transcended science and technology. Using robotics and automation solutions to help solve societal challenges is such a blessing, and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is at the forefront of this pioneering work.
About RAHA 2016
RAHA 2016, an International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, was held December 18- 20, 2016, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus. It was the world’s first conference dedicated to robotics solutions for social good. Highlights included talks, paper and poster presentations, robotics competitions, workshops and tutorials. Over 385 registrants included students, staff, and international delegates from all over the world.
Tutorials and Workshops Resource Persons:
Rejin Narayanan, Ingen Robotics, Abheek Bose, Systemantics Ltd. and Snehal Shetty, Amrita TBI. Dharmendra Singh, and Application Engineer, Math Works IndiaRajeevlochana Chittawadigi, Amrita University, Bengaluru, Vishnu Rajendran, Amrita University, Amritapuri, Prof. Subir Kumar Saha, IIT Delhi, New DelhiDr. Vineet Vashista, IIT Gandhinagar. M. Vasanthakumar, PSG Tech, Coimbatore, Gayathri Manikutty, AMMACHI Labs, Amrita University. Viswesh Srinivasan, SVP Laser Pvt. Ltd, Akshay Nagarajan, AMMACHI labs, Amrita UniversityAkshay Nagarajan, Alekh Velayudhan, Nidhin Sugunan, Abel Varghese, Gayathri Surendran, Gayathri G., Thejas Menon, Rahul Ravindran, Pradeep Venna, Amrita University, Amritapuri
Workshop Social Entrepreneurship - Research to Commercialization by Rejin Narayanan, Ingen Robotics, Abheek Bose, Systemantics Ltd. and Snehal Shetty, Amrita TBI—to gear up for own Robotics Startup! This workshop was a walk through the challenges of building a robotics startup, and taking your product from concept to production.
Tutorial 1: Design & Deploying Control Algorithms for Robotics Application using Matlab By Dhirendra Singh, and Application Engineer, Math Works India Learn about three crucial issues: how to design and simulate a robot, how to prototype and test its algorithms, and how to connect to robot platforms and peripherals.
Tutorial 2: Learning Robot Kinematics using RoboAnalyzer and ABB Robots By Rajeevlochana Chittawadigi, Amrita University, Bengaluru, Vishnu Rajendran, Amrita University, Amritapuri, Prof. Subir Kumar Saha, IIT Delhi, New Delhi In-depth session into RoboAnalyzer and ABB Robots to give the skills needed to visualize sophisticated concepts in robotics.
Tutorial 3: Cable-Driven Parallel Robotsby Dr. Vineet Vashista, IIT Gandhinagar Cable driven robots have some unique properties that make them exciting choices for a wide range of applications. This tutorial was in-depth into cable driven robots in theory and practice.
Tutorial 4: Introduction to Robot Navigation using Robot Operating System (ROS) was conducted by M. Vasanthakumar, PSG Tech, Coimbatore, Gayathri Manikutty, AMMACHI Labs, Amrita University.This tutorial offered a hands-on introduction to ROS applied to embedded platforms where you can use ROS to control your custom made mobile robots and extend its application to localization, navigation and control.
Tutorial 5: Digital Manufacturing - Tools for the Maker by Viswesh Srinivasan, SVP Laser Pvt. Ltd, Akshay Nagarajan, AMMACHI labs, Amrita University. This tutorial provided a hands-on training in the use of subtractive prototyping tools that form the foundation for robot design for any engineering student or researcher.
Tutorial 6: Robotics for Children (RoC) By Akshay Nagarajan, Alekh Velayudhan, Nidhin Sugunan, Abel Varghese, Gayathri Surendran, Gayathri G., Thejas Menon, Rahul Ravindran, Pradeep Venna, Amrita University, Amritapuri This tutorial offered a primer to robotics touching upon its various components such as sensors, actuators andcontrollers. They further taught to control a cartesian robot to draw shapes, following a path using a laser light source, pick and place objects, and create your own designs on thermocol and vinyl stickers.