LEGO PINPOINT ANIMATOR
Arthur Sacek, a pioneer in lego technology, has made many astonishing and futuristic designs with lego. His previous works include some pretty amazing designs such as lego milling machine, lego clock and lego Saturn V. Over the years, he has progressively designed more and more advanced models with wider applications.Get ready to see his latest innovation in the lego world- the lego portal animator, and be amazed by the dazzling combination of technology and art at Kshitij, IIT Kharagpur.
Science fiction is full of machines that have feelings. The gap between science fiction and science fact appears vast, but some researchers in artificial intelligence now believe it is only a question of time before it is bridged. The new field of affective computing has already made some progress in building primitive emotional machines, and every month brings new advances.ERWIN (Emotional Robot with Intelligent Network) is the brainchild of Dr John Murray, from the School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK. It is a research program to study longterm relationships that might be developed between humans and androids. ERWIN has the ability to express five basic emotions while interacting with a human. Erwin has been designed to disprove the fact that since robots lack their own identifiable characteristics, they don't bond so well with humans. The research is on making the robots more sympathetic and emotive to its users. A companion robot needs to be friendly and have the ability to recognise users’ emotions and needs, and to act accordingly.
Virtual Reality (VR), sometimes referred to as immersive multimedia, is a computer-simulated environment that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds. Virtual reality can recreate sensory experiences, which include virtual taste, sight, smell, sound, touch, etc. For the 1st time in India, “Being in another world not just looking at a place on a computer screen, but actually experiencing it, as if you're standing there”, A Virtual Reality and Android based experience by ARK Technosolutions.PoloDroid 3D Goggles is a design for a 3D virtual reality Head Mount device made with a smartphone and cardboard. To anyone who hasn’t seen it demonstrated, 3D printing sounds futuristic. But the technology is quite straightforward. By enabling a machine to produce objects of any shape, on the spot and as needed, 3D printing really is ushering in a new era. ARK technosolutions presents RIDER 1.0 a userfriendly 3D model generator that allows one to design their very own prototype in a matter of hours. A blend of art, coordination and technology, the dancing robots provide a huge entertainment. These miniature robots have been designed by ARK Technosolutions to dance to the beats of one of the most popular song Gangnam Style.Mind controlled robots serve as a gateway to connect human neurology with electronic components. Controlling the bots just with a thought is what technology has got to us in the 21st Century.
The Ben-Gurion University Lab is the center for research and development of robotics technologies for various applications. The lab personnel are specialized in all aspects of robotics ranging from mechanical design, electronics development, motion planning, state estimation, and control algorithms development.
Description of the Robots:
1) These special set of robots are used for sundry purposes, with tough stability and are accurate.
2) These may be manually controlled as well as automated.
3) The set includes:
i) Small four legged robot, the Komodo Robot
ii) Magnetic climbing robot
iii) A small surveillance remotely controlled robot
iv)Snake like robot
v) Quad-rotor Hovercraft
vi) Humanoid Autonomous Robot
PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINES
A Perpetuity is an annuity that has no end. The motion when in nature always tends to ceases, unless its not perpetual. Violating the first and the second laws of motion we present the 10 Perpetual Motion Machine that can do work indefinitely without an external boost. The machines will work forever without an outside source of energy. These are 10 machines carries indefinite motion until infinity without any loss of energy. These include Kinetic Pendulum, Magnetic Gravity Motor, Besslers’ Wheel, Rotating Ball & Pendulum, Wheels & Satellites, The Carousel Machine, Suspended Magnet, Infinitely Rotating Sphere, Perpetual Satellite and Archimedes Principle. Combination of such translating and rotating machines constitute to an amazing collection of never ending motions.Every consecutive motion is synchronised with its successor in a way that the motion ever last in different from the one when it started. Kshitij 2015 feels an immense pleasure in presenting you the mind blowing exhibit on what is said to be a hypothetical concept in the world of mechanics.
AUTOMATED CHESS V2
A team of researchers at Research Innovation Incubation Design Lab from India has actually developed an Automated Chess. Chess Automated is an Interactive chess board by which any person can play the game of chess on a physical board with the opponents move completely automated. You can imagine this like the opponents chess piece actually moving forward on the board to represent the moved played by the opponent.
This Chess Automated game assembly is provided with a chess board, magnetized chess pieces, auxiliary parking locations for the chess pieces. The chess board and parking locations include magnetic members to not only activate resilient switches but further to spatially position the chess pieces for accurate location to assist the board. Among the other interesting features, the computer would choose the best possible move (according to the difficulty level) for every move played by the user and would automatically play its move by dragging the chess piece over the board like Magic!
Every move is attractively coordinated with different light patterns and also an Intelligent Voice feedback that speaks out the played move. This features enables the two users to remotely play the game of chess via the internet, with the moves happening in real time on their respective physical chess boards.
Also supporting a social cause, Chess Automated features an option of Chess for Blind. With the help of the features mentioned above, even a visually impaired person can play the game of chess against the computer or against a human opponent. This makes Chess Automated project one of a Kind and it’s entirely developed from scratch. Kshitij 2015 gives you this opportunity to bust this myth and see this technology.
3D PRINTED ROBOT - MARC
MARC (Multi-Actuated Robotic Companion) is a 3D printed robot created by Dr. John Murray from the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln. Marc is created to help study and understand human-android interactions and relationships. He has been programmed to reflect different characteristics and personalities. MARC could act as companions, working with the elderly, or with children with conditions such as autism or attachment disorder. The design of MARC is supplied by the open source project InMoov.
Marc is styled as a humanoid robot, and as such its manipulating limbs are styled after human arms and hands. MARC looks more human having 5 digits with multiple degrees of freedom and points of articulation. MARC’s way of working is similar to various organic anatomical models – wire acts in an agonistic-antagonistic pairing – one pulls a finger so it follows its path of least resistance in its articulation and contracts; the opposite wire in the pairing straightens the digit back out. Each digit has a servo which manipulates the wire ligaments; the wrist also has it’s own servo to allow degrees of freedom to the joint which are approximate to those in a human arm.
The control allows a user to control the robot via serial communication between the arduino board and a PC. The controller is written in C# and uses panels for control clusters; a user picks the part of the body to move on the diagram, which enables the controls for that part of the robot.
MARC is promising for future applications where the robot can be trained to perform manual tasks autonomously and with a reasonable degree of finesse.