Amrita BTech Students Develop Revolutionary Self-Driving Wheelchair

The three final-year B.Tech students- Chinta Ravi Teja, Sarath Sreekanth and Akhil Raj– at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, led by their professor,Dr. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Asst. Professor, Electronics and Communication, Amrita School of Engineering and Director of Humanitarian Technology Lab have developed a self-driving wheelchair, "Self-E", that can safely take a user from one point to another by navigating its own path and avoiding obstacles on the way. The wheelchair works on Robotic Operating System (ROS) and can be navigated using a smartphone app.

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.

India's First Self Driving Wheel Chair Designed by B.Tech Students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

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 Final-year B.Tech Students Develop Self-E, a Self-navigating 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.