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Robotics Association of MIT

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Welcome

Vision

At MITRA, we strive to impart a flavour of interdisciplinary skills through real-time projects and interactive. The Mitra is committed to provide all department students of MIT with a new experience to the developing technologies in addition to their syllabus. The association makes them to face the developing world with competitive knowledge and skills...

And importantly we promise to do all this as your MITRA i.e., your FRIEND.

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Session Requirements





Laptop or Personal Computer

Webcam and wifi connectivity

Eagerness to learn new skills

Agenda

Team

Behind those Beautiful Works



Chairman

Sreekar C

2017504587

Contact - 88257 74378

sreekarsreedhar@gmail.com

Department of Electronics, Final year

Vice Chairman

Naija RC

2018505035

Contact - 8300678116

naijaramasamy@gmail.com

Department Electronics and Instrumentation, 3rd year

General Secretary

Aashique Roshan.B

2017505501

Contact - 88259 48080

aashiqueroshan99@gmail.com

Department of Instrumentation Engineering, Final Year

Treasurer

KR Shrayas

2017504587

Contact - 8754491469

krshrayas@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Instrumentation, Third year

Joint Secretary

S. Sathiya Murthi

2018504604

Contact - 9884833038

sathiyamurthi239@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Third year

Joint Secretary

Sairushan A

2018504596

Contact - 8056902807

sairushan2001@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Third year



Event Coordinator

R.Dhanush

2017504520

Contact - 9884642839

dhanushdanu1201@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Final year

Event Coordinator

Naveen Selvam R

2017504561

Contact - 9080903211

naveenselvam15@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Final year

Event Coordinator

Sindhu VS

2017504582

Contact - 8754076355

vssindhu0504@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Final year

Head of Marketing

Anirudh MR

2017502504

Contact - 8939469364

anirudhmr24@gmail.com

Department of Automobile, Final year



Head of Logistics Operations

Reshma S

2018505048

Contact - 6369607649

reshmavaishu13@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Instrumentation, Third year

Head of Logistics Operations

Ganesh B

2019507016

Contact - 9790648017

ganeshkarur1704@gmail.com

Department of Production technology, Second year

Joint Event Coordinator

Naveen Chandar Singh B

2018504035

Contact - 9442701048

naveenclintonsingh@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Third year

Joint Event Coordinator

Ram Prasanth

2018508037

Contact - 7358556481

raamprasanth2912@gmail.com

Department of Rubber and Plastics Technology, Third year



Joint Event Coordinator

Tharunadithya K

2018504623

Contact - 9952079876

mktorton@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Third year

Tech Team

Srikeerthivasan S A

2018504612

Contact - 6379032598

skcdl2001@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Third year

Tech Team

Kowsalya B U

2018504028

Contact - 7598244760

umakowsalya962@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Third year

Tech Team

Ashwin A L

2018507008

Contact - 9789056135

ashwinarjunan2001@gmail.com

Department of Production Technology, Third year



Tech Team

Pradeep Kumar G

2018504578

Contact - 7338991624

gpradeepk6@gmail.com

Department of Electronics & Communication, Third year

Web Team

Saroja S

2018503551

Contact - 9842066955

anu.subra77@gmail.com

Department of Computer Technology, Third year

Web Team

Sivassri S

2018503559

Contact - 9043707751

sivassrisuresh@gmail.com

Department of Computer Technology, Third year

Web Team

Vishal Ravichandran

2018503069

Contact - 7338885654

Vishal_ravi@outlook.com

Department of Computer Technology, Third year



Annual Report

Introduction to Robotics and Programming with Scratch This session was more of an introduction to the concepts of robotics. The basics components of a robot such as sensors, actuators and controllers was taught during this session. And since robotics involves a major part of electronics some basic and important concepts in electronics such as diode, ohm's law, e.t.c were taught. After this we moved into the the hands on part. The basic concepts of Scratch, a software developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT). These involve moving the characters on the screen using blocks of code. The session ended with students making their own scenes with such characters and codes.
Introduction to Arduino This session covered the concepts of a micro controller more deeply and the electronics involved in an arduino and the basics of arduino. Students begun with an arduino sketch to turn on and turn off an LED light and ended the session with a non contact tachometer built with and Arduino and an Infrared proximity sensor.
Line Follower with Arduino A line follower is a robot which traces a black or a white line drawn on a flat surface. The concepts and the logic involved in such a robot and how to build one such robot with components like IR sensors, Arduino motors and other components was covered in this session. Concepts like breadboard connection, arduino coding and arduino de-bugging and the motion of a line follower such as applying different torques to achieve different turn were taught to students and many students came up with a successfull working model.
Solid Works Solid works is an important part of a mech stream student's academic and career life. But it is not limited to just them. So we conducted a workshop to introduce students to the basics of solid works. This involved creating 3D models in solid works and animating those models. The above were conducted on the odd semster of the academics year. More workshops were conducted on the even semester too. We have tried our best to remain active even during the even semesters and we believe that we have achieved it by conducting 5 more workshops in the even semester too besides the tight schedule in the even semester. The following workshops were conducted on the even semester.
Drone Workshop With lots of craze and hype over drones and its equally active use by both hobbyists and professionals, we decided to conduct a workshop to cover the basics of a drone. This was the only workshop of MITRA which was not a hands on due to the high cost invloved in building a drone. The applications of a drone, the individual components required for building a drone were shown to the students.
Ethical Hacking Though hacking does not come under robotics, it is one of an useful technical skill one can have under their sleeve. Besides MITRA seeks to provide practical education which cannot be learned in the classes to all the students. So it was decided to conduct a workshop on this subject. The students were informed about the different types of hacking the need for hacking for a ethical reason, the use of batch files in a computer and connecting to a network of computers and achieving certain operations in such a network.
Image Processing With huge uprising in artificial intelligence and computer vision in the current world. Image processing based embedded systems shows a lot of promise. Thus we conducted the image processing session, introducing students to the concepts of python programming and the opencv library. Students learned how to open an image and make changes to it such as resizing, changing the colour of certain objects alone in the image, working with individual pixels, concepts such as the HSV color system BGR color system, arithmetic and logical operations on images and video processing for real time applications.
Line Follower with Arduino-2 This session is no different from the line follower session conducted on the odd semster but this session was purely for the first year students. We planned on conducting these workshops a bit soon for the first years so that we can teach them more complex concepts for them on the forthcoming semester with ease. We tried conducting sessions on weekdays at evening and they showed a bit of promise. The students were taught the concepts of digital electronics and also on how to build a line follower without a microcontroller on these weekday sessions and we moved on to building one with arduino on the weekend session.
Internet of Things Internet of things has the potential to become the next big boom in the current age of technology. Students were taught how to use Node MCU (a variant of arduino which comes with a wifi and bluetooth module) and the on how to host a server and request permission from the server by acting as a client and so on.
This session was more of an introduction to the concepts of robotics. The basics components of a robot such as sensors, actuators and controllers was taught during this session. And since robotics involves a major part of electronics some basic and important concepts in electronics such as diode, ohm's law, e.t.c were taught. After this we moved into the the hands on part. The basic concepts of Scratch, a software developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT). These involve moving the characters on the screen using blocks of code. The session ended with students making their own scenes with such characters and codes.
This session covered the concepts of a micro controller more deeply and the electronics involved in an arduino and the basics of arduino. Students begun with an arduino sketch to turn on and turn off an LED light and ended the session with a non contact tachometer built with and Arduino and an Infrared proximity sensor.
A line follower is a robot which traces a black or a white line drawn on a flat surface. The concepts and the logic involved in such a robot and how to build one such robot with components like IR sensors, Arduino motors and other components was covered in this session. Concepts like breadboard connection, arduino coding and arduino de-bugging and the motion of a line follower such as applying different torques to achieve different turn were taught to students and many students came up with a successfull working model.
Solid works is an important part of a mech stream student's academic and career life. But it is not limited to just them. So we conducted a workshop to introduce students to the basics of solid works. This involved creating 3D models in solid works and animating those models. The above were conducted on the odd semster of the academics year. More workshops were conducted on the even semester too. We have tried our best to remain active even during the even semesters and we believe that we have achieved it by conducting 5 more workshops in the even semester too besides the tight schedule in the even semester. The following workshops were conducted on the even semester:
With lots of craze and hype over drones and its equally active use by both hobbyists and professionals, we decided to conduct a workshop to cover the basics of a drone. This was the only workshop of MITRA which was not a hands on due to the high cost invloved in building a drone. The applications of a drone, the individual components required for building a drone were shown to the students.
Though hacking does not come under robotics, it is one of an useful technical skill one can have under their sleeve. Besides MITRA seeks to provide practical education which cannot be learned in the classes to all the students. So it was decided to conduct a workshop on this subject. The students were informed about the different types of hacking the need for hacking for a ethical reason, the use of batch files in a computer and connecting to a network of computers and achieving certain operations in such a network.
With huge uprising in artificial intelligence and computer vision in the current world. Image processing based embedded systems shows a lot of promise. Thus we conducted the image processing session, introducing students to the concepts of python programming and the opencv library. Students learned how to open an image and make changes to it such as resizing, changing the colour of certain objects alone in the image, working with individual pixels, concepts such as the HSV color system BGR color system, arithmetic and logical operations on images and video processing for real time applications.
This session is no different from the line follower session conducted on the odd semster but this session was purely for the first year students. We planned on conducting these workshops a bit soon for the first years so that we can teach them more complex concepts for them on the forthcoming semester with ease. We tried conducting sessions on weekdays at evening and they showed a bit of promise. The students were taught the concepts of digital electronics and also on how to build a line follower without a microcontroller on these weekday sessions and we moved on to building one with arduino on the weekend session.
Internet of things has the potential to become the next big boom in the current age of technology. Students were taught how to use Node MCU (a variant of arduino which comes with a wifi and bluetooth module) and the on how to host a server and request permission from the server by acting as a client and so on.

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MITRA INAUGRATION

Amidst all these workshops, MITRA's inaugration ceremony took place on the month of January to make the students of 1st year aware of the activities of MITRA and we encouraged them to take part on the workshop that would follow the Inaugration ie, the Line follower with Arduino workshop-2. The inagration took place with the presence of the dean of MIT Dr. A. Rajadurai and Mr. Pawan from the infamous Lema Labs of IITM research park, a startup

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DEXBOT

Though MITRA was started only on 2017, we decided to be an ambitious association and decided to conduct our own event and we ended up with naming it as DEXBOT, the name which was used few years ago by MIT Robotics club. The preparations for DEXBOT began during the start of the even semester and we got financial support from a fellow departments as this was our first time and we lacked funds to host such a major event.

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