It was one sensational evening when, a student team from SRM University won the prestigious award at the National Level Projects Exhibition - Shrishti’17 held at Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam. The competition witnessed more than 100 teams from all across India, that converge together to compete against each other and emerge triumphant in the race for innovation.
The student team from SRM University consisting of 2 final year students from EEE Department, namely, Ajith Raj and Ashutosh Kumar and a pre-final year student from EIE Department, namely, Jatin Verma under the guidance of Dr. J. Preetha Roselyn, Assistant Professor(Sr.G). The students had participated under the “Do Engineering with LabVIEW” domain that focusses on projects that are based on National Instruments Hardware and LabVIEW software and won the first prize, that is, worth around INR 50000 in hardware apparatus, sponsored by National Instruments.
The student team from SRM University designed a “Brain Computer Interface based Quadcopter Control” system which was a offbeat approach in Quadcopter flight control. The system deals with the controlling the motion of the Quadcopter using brainwave signals. The system was designed to be scaled up for robust full scale manoeuvrability through gestural control.
The team of final year students had been working extensively on newer avenues for Brain Computer Interface based systems, they were also very well versed with the National Instruments Hardware and Software modules by working on numerous projects in NI Research Lab in EEE Department under the guidance of Dr. J Preetha Roselyn. Notably, Ajith Raj and Ashutosh Kumar had also won the Best Popular Choice award at Shrishti’16 for their Brain Computer Interface based Vehicle Assistant project. From the advent of MIT’s project on prosthetic arm control using brain Signal and Elon Musk’s new startup venture, Neuralink, that is, based around the idea of BCI, it is an emerging field of research which is going to become the next Disrupting technology in the near future.