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Summer Workshop - Autonomous Robotics (School Students)

Cost Includes

  • Free kit for each student (kit description below).
  • Access to discounted kits and parts at the end of the workshop.
  • Cost of entire training program including taxes.
  • Study material on CD.
  • Certificate.

Cost: Rs. 3,500/- - Inclusive of all taxes, kit and certificate.

Eligibility: Class 8 - 12 students.

Prerequisites: None.


Batch No.
Course Dates
Registration Deadline
25 May 2007 - 29 May 2007
10 May 2007
1 Jun 2007 - 5 Jun 2007
15 May 2007
8 Jun 2007 - 12 Jun 2007
25 May 2007
15 Jun 2007 - 19 Jun 2007
30 May 2007

Duration: 15 Hrs / 5 Days of supervised practical and theoretical training.

Venue: New Delhi & Noida

Minimum Students Per Batch: 50

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Robotics
    • What is a robot?
    • History of robotics.
    • Tyes of robots.
    • Applications of robotics.
    • Current and future market scenarios.
  • Robotic Locomotion
    • Introduction to Terrestrial, Underwater and Aerial locomotion.
    • Different types of motors (DC, Stepper, Servo) - comparison & characteristics.
    • Legged robots.
    • Dimensionality of motion - 2D & 3D control.
  • Introduction to Microcontroller
    • Details on ATmega AVR based microcontrollers.
    • Programming the ATMega AVR.
    • Interfacing and controlling actuators.
    • Sensor systems interfacing, processing and calibration.
  • Basic Elctromechanical Design
    • Assembling a circuit.
    • Optimally assembled mechanical design.
  • Remotely Operated Robots
    • Stationary Robotics
      • Introduction to robotic arms. 
    • Mobile Robotics
      • Wired and wireless control systems.
  • Sensor Arrays
    • Passive and active sensors.
    • Interfacing - Analog, Digital, I2C.
  • Autonomous Robots
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence concepts.
    • Sensor arrays for autonomous control.
    • Algorithm design.

Hands on Projects

  • Programming the ATMega AVR.
  • Sensor interfacing & calibration.
  • Actuator (DC, Servo, Stepper) control.
  • Mechanical design & construction of a small robot.
  • Remotely operated robot - exercise will be to learn control of robots.
  • Line following robot.

Kit Contents

ATMega16 Based Development Board
LCD Screen
Light Sensors
AVR In-System Programmer
Chassis with wheels & castors
DC motors
Rechargable Batteries
Study material with step-by-step projects.

Course Description

This summer workshop for school students aims to provide them with a sound foundation out of theoretical and practical hands on knowledge and experience in the field of autonomous robotics. The course will provide students insight in to intelligent systems, remotely operated and autonomous robots and unmanned systems in terrestrial and underwater environments.

Through the course of this workshop, the student will have an opportunity to work on plentiful hands on projects, thereby enabling them to construct intelligent autonomous or remotely operated robots to perform a variety of tasks. All the modules shown above in the course description and the hands on projects will be covered during the length of this course. The provided kit will enable students to continue their experiments, and take the vast sea of knowledge gained from this course, towards building more complex machines.

Globally, the robotics industry and academic community is working on complex machines that require in-depth knowledge of a variety of fields ranging from computer science and electronics engineering to mechanical engineering and aerospace design. This course will equip students with the basic tenets of all these fields.

The Faculty

The faculty of this course has been educated in the USA, India and other countries; in fact, some are currently even pursuing a PhD in Europe as well. Having won many international meritorious awards in the fields of intelligent systems and robotics, this diverse group of individuals is highly qualified to train students in this field. Moreover, experience in conducting various workshops in USA and India has given the faculty world-class experience in ensuring the highest levels of academic excellence throughout the course. Furthermore, students stand to benefit from this dynamic and highly talented faculty through the active research programs of IURS, in which they are involved, as well. This faculty has won numerous international awards, published many papers and holds various patents in their relevant fields.

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