About the College
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi (Autonomous), a leading self financing technical institution started in 1984 is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A Grade.
About the Workshop
Robotics is a multi-disciplinary subject with roots in electronics, computer science and mechanics. Robotics focuses on the process of learning linked with actions. It plays a vital role in engineering education as an interdisciplinary education and intellectual science model. In the last decade, the robotics industry has created millions of jobs and by 2020, robotics will be a $100 billion worth industry.
Mobile robots are robots which have the capability to move around in the environment and are not fixed to one physical location. Mobile robots have become more commonplace in commercial and industrial settings. The components of a mobile robot are a controller, control software, sensors and actuators. The controller is generally a microprocessor, embedded microcontroller or a personal computer (PC). Mobile control software can be either assembly level language or high-level languages such as C or special real-time software. The sensors used are dependent upon the requirements of the robot.
Theme and Topics
This workshop focuses on programming and controlling the Firebird V mobile robot. Firebird V robot has Atmel ATMEGA2560 as Master microcontroller and Atmel ATMEGA8 as Slave microcontroller. ATMEGA2560 microcontroller contains PWM Channels, Inbuilt ADC, SPI, USART, Watchdog timer and RTC etc. These features make it an excellent platform for prototyping and implementing various real time applications. Also the workshop aims to introduce Raspberry Pi architecture and programming for designing robots. Raspberry Pi is a small and affordable computer with powerful ARM processor that can be used to for various applications ranging from robotics to IoT. Eminent resource persons will be handling the sessions.
The Workshop topics include
- Introduction to Firebird V
- Sensors reading and basic program structure
- Mobile robot control basics
- Line following & Obstacle avoidance robot
- Introduction to Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi Programming
- IoT application with Raspberry Pi
Faculty / UG / PG Students / Research Scholar from Engineering Colleges, Polytechnic Colleges, Personalities from Industries and R&D organizations having specialization in ECE / EEE / CSE / IT /MCA.
Faculty / UG / PG Students / Research Scholar
Last date for Receipt of Applications : 06.05.2019
Intimation of Selection (By E-mail) : 07.05.2019
Confirmation of participation by the applicants : 08.05.2019
Workshop Dates: 16.05.2019 to 18.05.2019
Phone : 04562 – 235434, 9789327999
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