Robotics_Workshop


Some of My work in Robotics : https://balajitechnology.wordpress.com/i_me_myrobots/

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For conducting Robotics Workshop in your college please contact

Balaji Lakshmanan

Founder, Geeky Inc

MOBILE         +91-9840836275

EMAIL:            contact AT geekyinc.com

About Balaji Lakshmanan

Publications and Patents

  • Publication on “Transfer Learning with Differently-abled Robots” in the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS ] Workshop on Robotics Challenges for Machine Learning, September 2008,France. Balaji, L. and Ravindran, B.
  • Conference paper on “Transfer Learning across heterogeneous agents through reward representation and option learning“, Balaji, L. and Ravindran, B.
  • Reviewed a conference paper for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation [ICRA 2009] in area of Transfer Learning and Intelligent System.
  • Two Provisional Patents applied to USPTO. Consultants – JUS MAXIMA LAW OFFICES, Intellectual Property & Corporate Attorneys, Chennai, India.

Academics and Workshop

  • MS by Research @ IIT Madras, Specialization in Computer Science –Robotics and Robot Learning
  • 8+ years in the field of Robotics and Embedded Systems
  • Conducted Robotics workshop to over 2000 students

Workshops:

  1. Demo Robotics Workshop
  2. Hands on Computer Controlled Robotics Workshop – One day
  3. Embedded Robotics Workshop – Two days
  4. Advanced Robotics  Certification workshop – 40 hours / 4 days
  • Certificates will be provided for all the students attending Hands On workshop

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Demo Robotics Workshop

Objective :

  • Complete introduction to robotics
  • Live Demo and explanation of robots

The demo robotics workshop consists of following. The Demo workshop will give a complete kick start for robotics for students with concepts and live demos.

Demo Robots

  1. BEAM Micro robots
  2. IR based Wireless controlled mobile robots with wheels
  3. RF wireless based mobile robots with limbs
  4. Limb manipulatable mobile robot with varying movement scheme
  5. Multi Robot with wireless control from computer
  6. Different Sensor based Robots

Talk Contents:

  1. Basics of Robotics
  2. Why Robotics is important
  3. Mechanical  Perspective: Building a simple BEAM robot, mobile robot, pick and place robot and Humanoid.
  4. Electrical, Electronics and Communication Perspective: Micro controllers, ICs, relays, breadboard, RF, Bluetooth and other communication modules
  5. Computer Science Perspective: Micro controller programming, Control of robots through computers, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Robot Learning, Robot software, Image processing
  6. Research areas
  7. Higher education in Robotics (Universities and research work) India and Abroad
  8. Job Opportunities in India and Abroad
  9. Discussion, Questions

Videos

  1. Robotics related videos
  2. Interesting robots in the world
  3. Robots made in India, IITM and by Balaji Lakshmanan

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Hands on Computer Controlled Robotics Workshop

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Objective :

  • Hands on robot making and controlling it from Computer. Enthusing students to continue working in Robotics, take part in competitions, keep doing projects.

The students will get complete hands on to

  • Make a mobile differential drive robot from scratch and learn basics of robot making
  • Use electronic components to drive the robot
  • Connect the robot to the computer and control the robot from computer
  • Program the robot to do different functionalities autonomously
  • Students can work using the kit after the workshop and use the components for other projects
  • The workshop is to the point and hands on.

Starter Robot Kit

Mobo Robot Kit

Dexter Robot Kit

Components along with the Kit :

  1. PCB circuits board
  2. Electronic ICs for the motor driver
  3. Port connector
  4. Port control cable to activate the robot
  5. Battier and battery holder
  6. Wire stripper
  7. Screw driver
  8. Misc materials for robot making

Contents:

  1. Basics of Robotics
  2. Why Robotics is important
  3. Mechanical  Perspective: Building a simple BEAM robot, mobile robot, pick and place robot and Humanoid.
  4. Electrical, Electronics and Communication Perspective: Micro controllers, ICs, relays, breadboard, RF, Bluetooth and other communication modules
  5. Computer Science Perspective: Micro controller programming, Control of robots through computers, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Robot Learning, Robot software, Image processing
  6. Research areas
  7. Higher education in Robotics (Universities and research work) India and Abroad
  8. Job Opportunities in India and Abroad
  9. Discussion, Questions

Videos

  1. Robotics related videos
  2. Interesting robots in the world
  3. Robots made in India, IITM and by Balaji Lakshmanan

HANDS ON

  • Mechanical: Making the Robot Model
    • Make a robot model using motors, wheels, chassis, caster wheel.
    • Concepts explained – Different types of motors and their utility, gears, pulley, chain sprocket system, size of robot and wheel, stability, Load capacity etc
    • Videos of different types of mobile robots
  • Electronics: Control circuitry, integration
    • Electrical connection between motors, ICs, ports, battery.
    • Explanation in detail :Relays, motor driver, sensors , micro controller
  • Computer Science: Controlling the Robot from Computer
    • Parallel port, Serial port connections, settings
    • Basic program to control the robot (Windows and Linux)
    • About Tools and softwares for robotics ( Player Stage, Gazeebo, Microsoft Robotics Studio)
    • Extension and Integration to Image processing, networking,  AI

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Two days Advanced Embedded Robotics workshop

Objective of the Workshop

  • Complete kick start for embedded systems and robotics.
  • Educate students on basic understanding of important topics in embedded systems and robotics
  • Make the resume of students better and create a better employability for students
  • Encourage students to continuously work on embedded/ robotics projects
  • Encourage students to take part in competitions

Components Given

  1. ATmega development board and interface cable
  • Custom Design
  • Easy to use board with multiple Vcc, Gnd and pin combinations for convenient plug and use
  • Modular design for multipurpose and scalability
  1. Two standard robotic motors
  2. Two wheels with connectors to the motors
  3. Four flexi metal limbs for the robot
  4. Caser wheel
  5. Robot platform structure
  6. Motor driver board
  7. Two IR sensor pair
  8. Temperature analog sensor
  9. LCD display
  10. Multiple LEDs
  11. Multimeter
  12. Battery
  13. Wire Cutter
  14. Screw driver
  15. Wires and other misc components
  16. CD with the required software, relevant material, sample programs
  17. Certificate for the Advanced Embedded Robotics workshop

Day1 Session 1

  • Introduction to Embedded systems and Robotics
  • Why Embedded systems and robotics is important
  • Work done by us in the field of embedded systems and robotics
  • Introduction to microcontrollers and microprocessor
  • Basics and pin configuration of  ATMega series of microcontrollers
  • Hands on understanding the design of ATMega development board designed by Geeky Technology
  • Setting up the ATMega Development board

Day1 session2

  • Introduction to Embedded C
  • Hands on Programming the ATMega series of microcontrollers
  • Building a mobile robot
  • Interfacing and controlling the robot from the microcontroller

Day2 session1

  • Introduction to sensors
  • Introduction to wireless  technologies
  • Interfacing  digital sensors to the  robot and ATmega  board
  • Interfacing  analog  sensors to the  robot and ATmega  board
  • Programming with embedded C

Day2 session2

  • Making obstacle avoider robot
  • Making line follower robot
  • Making a temperature sensing / analog sensor robot
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18 thoughts on “Robotics_Workshop

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  3. sir,
    Thanks a lot…..The Workshop was awesome and very helpful..Got inspired by your short film…i would like to be in touch with you for my future projects…..

  4. sir,
    thanks a lot…i learned so many things in the workshop especially from you sir.i am very thankful to you sir.

  5. thanks a lot sir……….the workshop is superb…i like ur techin style……….please send me the program to my email id “ananya3008@yahoo.com

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  8. sir,
    Thanks a lot
    The workshops was awesome and very helpful . i have learned so many things plz inform to my id where the workshops (place) is there,………….
    .. from c.abdul hakeem college of eng and tech…….

  9. hi sir,hw r u ,d worshop was awesome,i enjoyed a lot,pls send d program to my id -fayaz from cahcet

  10. hi sir,am a 3rd yr electronics and communication student ..myself nd my frnds ..v r interested in knowing abt basics of robotics but v dont find this oppurtunity in our college..so v hav planned to join some private institutions to get thru it..could u plz tell me u’ll giv training oly thru the coll or separately …

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