Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, structural disposition, manufacture and application of robots and computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans, in hazardous or manufacturing processes, or simply just resemble humans. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics.
The concept and creation of machines that could operate autonomously dates back to classical times, but research into the functionality and potential uses of robots did not grow substantially until the 20th century. Throughout history, robotics has been often seen to mimic human behavior, and often manage tasks in a similar fashion. Today, robotics is a rapidly growing field, as we continue to research, design, and build new robots that serve various practical purposes, whether domestically, commercially, or militarily. Many robots do jobs that are hazardous to people such as defusing bombs,exploring shipwrecks, and mines.
The Robotics club of SRM University, Vadapalani has been conducting various various activities related to the field of Robotics like WORKSHOPS AND TECHNICAL COMPETITIONS.
During the past one year two workshops were conducted. the first workshop was held on 24th to 26th September 2011 – Microcontroller programming in Aurdino Platform in which 65 students from our college and other colleges participated. The workshop was conducted by WORKSHOP INDIA. Students and faculty members form other engineering colleges participated in this event. The students were formed into groups and were trained in coding and building the robots. The best team was awarded with the robot.
The second workshop was held on 19th and 20th March 2012 – Sixth Sense Robotics. In this workshop 70 students participated and it was conducted by the Robotics Core School. Students were trained in vision robotics using MATLAB. Internationally recognized certificates were given to the students along with bots.
The TechFest of the Robotics club – SRM vadapalani also conducted a two day National level competeion for the Robo enthusiastic students. Mr. S. Madhivanan, Scientist – Grade –G, Additiobal director CVRDE, chennai inaugurated the symposium and gave an inspiring speech about robotics in the field of defence.
The various events include Technical PAPER PRESENTATIONS, ROBO-WARS, ROBOTICAL TASKS, DEAD CHEST ISLAND FOR BOTS, TIME CRUSADERS – LINE FOLLOWERS, ROBOFESTA. Apart from this various non technical events like Adzap, Treasure hunt, spell bee and other fun events were also conducted. students form 63 other engineering colleges participated. The event had selected presentation of 102 papers from the received 453 papers. The technical events had a record high registration of 136 students with their robots from all over India.