Controlling a robot is a part of its design. But controlling it with your cell phone is something exciting. Mechanical students of Turbo-machinery Institute of Technology and Sciences located near Sangareddy have designed a robot whose movements can be controlled through a mobile.
One can make the robot move using the digits. By pressing the number two it will move to the front, by pressing four to left side, by pressing six to right side and pressing eight to back side. The students were preparing the model at the Mobibotics (a workshop on mobile controlled and autonomous robotics) held at the college.
Explaining the concept students said that already installed dual tone multi-frequency (DTMF) encoder in the mobiles is used to move the robot. The decoder that would be placed in the robot receives the signals from mobile and moves it. The students are also trying building artificial intelligent robot, equipped with line sensors, which can move on a line drawn on a plain surface. The artificial intelligent robot would be pre-programmed and it acts according to the programme.
Emanagieneer India, a Delhi based technology development organisation, has been guiding the students in developing these models.
Mechanical engineering wing students M. Vivek Goud, M. Naresh, P.J. Ranjith and T.V. Mithun are involved in the project. “We are learning new things by being part of the project,” says Vivek. The workshop was formally inaugurated by K. Nivedan, General Manager, BHEL. He called upon the students to explore new technologies for improving their skills. T. Kishan Reddy, Director, Academic Audit Cell, JNTUH, and Principal K.S. Srinivasan were present.