Tuesday, 28 April 2015

ITM University, Gurgaon Students Bag Third Prize at GRIDTECH 2015- All India Innovation Competition

The students of ITM University, Gurgaon made the University proud by  securing the 2nd Runners-up position in Student’s Innovation Pavilion held at GRIDTECH 2015 (5th International Exhibition & Conference) at ITPO, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 8 – 10 April 2015. They were rewarded with appreciation and a cash prize of Rs. 25,000.

The students demonstrating the robot named ‘Dexto:Eka’ (The Humanoid Robot) impressed the audience by presenting one unique creation. The developer team consists of final year ECE students Himanshu Vaswani, Yash Gupta and Sumit Gupta, who have developed this project under the guidance of Mr Sidharth Bhatia, Asst Professor, Dept of EECE, ITM University, Gurgaon. The robot is created with the aim of serving various purposes using its advanced teleoperation as well as night vision ability which also provides live video feed to the remote operator. Some of the notable areas of its use are bomb detection and working in inhospitable environments such as nuclear disaster sites.

The Student’s Innovation Pavilion, where the robot was demonstrated, was conceived to reward innovative projects, where entries from a very large number of institutions across the country were invited by Powergrid Corporation of India (PGCIL). 40 projects were shortlisted and displayed at the Pavilion during GRIDTECH 2015. The event was organised by PGCIL with the support of Ministry of Power and in association with CBIP and IEEMA. The theme of the exhibition was on new technologies in Transmission, Distribution, Renewable Energy Integration, Smart Grid, Communication etc. 

In addition to the project Dexto:Eka, two more innovative projects from ITM University, Gurgaon were selected for the exhibition. The project titled ‘GPS based Collision Avoiding System’ prepared by Akshay Kapoor, Arjun Pannu and Anshul Lakra of Dept of EECE under the guidance of Ms Naresh Kumari and the project titled ‘Intelligent Parking System with Damage Notification’ prepared by Shubham Ahuja and Sawan Chauhan of Dept of EECE under the guidance of Ms Amanpreet Kaur were exhibited and appreciated by the visitors.

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