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Autumn Workshops across India

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As always during the autumn mid-semester break, Technology Robotix Society in collaboration with Kshitij, IIT Kharagpur organised workshops all over the country. The workshops were conducted by members of our society in 6 cities, and were attended by over 2000 students. These workshops are a manifestation of the efforts that we put in to sprea... continue reading

Annual Kolkata Workshop

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It’s time once again for the enlightening and fun filled Annual Kolkata workshop organised by Technology Robotix Society in collaboration with Kshitij, IIT Kharagpur . The workshop is our first pit-stop as we kickstart our journey towards Robotix 2014! Date : 27th October,2013 (Sunday) Time :** 9 A.M. onwards** Venue : G. D. Birla Sabhagha... continue reading

Freshers’ Pathfinder Workshop 2013

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A new initiative by Technology Robotix Society, the Pathfinder(line following) workshop for IIT Kharagpur’s freshers, conducted in Kalidas Auditorium was both intellectually stimulating and challenging. The number of freshers who turned up for the workshop was good, and all were ready to embrace the challenge of making their first line foll... continue reading

Fly -Sized Robot

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Flies have tiny wings and even tinier brains, yet they are capable of flying swiftly and agilely through even turbulent air. How do they do it? And could we create a robot capable of doing the same? That’s the question that’s been buzzing around Harvard professor Robert Wood’s head for 12 years now. And finally, after years of testing and th... continue reading

Brainstorming Transporter 1- Grid Mapping

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Arena Mapping Algorithm To Demonstrate my grid we will be showing this matrix which is representing the nodes of the 5 x 5 grid. “-” denotes that the arena at this node is unknown “M” denotes that the arena at this node is marked (to be checked) “1” denotes that the arena at this node is known and accessible “0” denotes that the arena at this ... continue reading

Line Follower without Microcontroller

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In this tutorial, we’ll make a simple line follower which follows a white line on a black surface or vice-versa using simple basic components. Things Required: Sensor pairs (either LED-LDR or IR LED-Photodiode) (2) 10k Ohm Potentiometers (4) 1k Ohm resistors (4) LM358N dual amplifier IC (1) BC547 npn BJT (2) B557 pnp BJT (2) Flyb... continue reading

Robotix Introductory Workshop'13

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As it does every year, Technology Robotix Society organised a grand introductory workshop for the enthusiastic freshmen of IIT Kharagpur who turned out in huge numbers, occupying every nook and cranny of Kalidas Auditorium to witness the magic of robotics. The workshop began with a look into the work done by the society all through the years.Th... continue reading

Naro-nanin educational robot fish

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A new breed of robot fish that is both relatively inexpensive and highly customizable is teaching students between the ages of 10 and 18 about technology and biology. It’s the latest in a line of biologically-inspired underwater robots developed within the naro (nautical robots) project at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), wh... continue reading

DARPA’s real-world Terminator, Atlas

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DARPA and Boston Dynamics, of BigDog, Petman, and Cheetah fame, have unveiled their most advanced humanoid robot yet: Atlas. At 6’2? (188cm) and 330lbs (150kg), Atlas is incredibly imposing; with 28 hydraulically actuated joints, LIDAR and stereo vision, a beefy on-board computer, and some of the most advanced robotic limbs ever conceived, Atlas... continue reading

Giant Swarms of Wi-Fi Robots

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It’s a scenario straight out a sci-fi B-movie: giant self-organized robotic swarms bearing Internet access, setting up pop-up wi-fi networks during a natural disaster. Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed such a technology, using flying robots that could swarm over an area and provide Internet access to disaster... continue reading