Amrita Students Develop an Economical Self-driving Wheelchair

Three final-year B.Tech students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham led by their professor Dr. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Assistant Professor, Electronics and Communication, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, have developed a self-driving wheelchair that can safely take a user from one point to another by navigating its own path and avoiding obstacles on the way. Called Self-E, the revolutionary wheelchair uses a Robotic Operating System (ROS) for autonomous navigation. It creates a map of the surrounding space, along with static and dynamic obstacles, using a laser sensor and displays it through a smartphone app. The user can then touch any point on the generated map, and the wheelchair will drive to that place automatically without user intervention.

Amrita Student Team Selected as Top 20 Innovation at IIGP 2.0 University Challenge

A project of 'Team Vision', a student team from 2016-2020 batch, B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) of Amrita School of Engineering (ASE), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, has been selected as a top 20 innovation in the industrial sector category of the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0 University Challenge held at IIT Bombay (IITB) from June 29-30, 2018.