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RoboWars


ROBOWARS, the flagship event of graVITas is one-it’s-kind combat robotics competition, and also one of the biggest in India and the biggest in South India. The exciting battles between the bots took place round the clock with more than 40 bots competing, in the largest and safest arena in India, to win the title and prize pool of 2.5 lakhs. Teams from around the globe competed in the weight categories of 15 kg, 30 kg and 60 kg and experienced the mayhem inside the arena. Apart from the clashing of the bots, amazing performances from the VIT Dance and Music club enchanted charged the audience.

Hands on Robotics


Hands on Robotics, was attended by more than 150 participants where they were taught how to build mobile robots, including laptop controlled robot, line follower robot and obstacle avoider robot using IR and ultrasonic sensors, gesture controlled robot using accelerometer. At the end of the workshop, an intense competition between the participants was held where they had to build a line follower bot and traverse a given maze in minimum time.

Machine Design


Machine Design with Fusion 360 is an annual workshop organized by RoboVitics in which the participants are taught how to use the Fusion 360 Software. The participants are introduced to the basics of designing, 2D sketches and drawing, 3D modelling and various other features. For this year’s workshop, participants were taught the assembly and motion study of a radial engine. It was followed by Rendering, which adds aesthetics to the designed 3D models. The design then underwent simulation during which it's behaviour under stress was recorded. Lastly, they were taught about Generative Designing, a new feature in the design industry.

Cosmos 360


Cosmos 360 is a design Hackathon conducted for the sole purpose of letting the young minds bring out their creative and innovative ideas. The participants designed using Fusion 360 software. We hoped to provide the participants a platform to showcase and discover their skills. Participants were given a duration of 24 hours to work on the problem statements along with their model. The theme was space and thus the name Cosmos, included problem statements like space robotics, solar cell, manned rover, space transportation system and many more. Cosmos 360 gave the participants a platform to tackle various problems and gain a prolific knowledge of space.

Vortex 360


Vortex360 is a month-long online design hackathon powered by Autodesk. This hackathon aims to provide a platform to all the design engineers to give form to their ideas. The completely online hackathon was attended by 420 enthusiastic participants, with 20 teams making it to the final round. The designs that were realized due course were phenomenal. The Hackathon included over 25 problem statements under 6 domains. To provide extra motivation, the prize pool of Vortex360 was 55,000 ₹. All in all, the participants persevered along with the organizers to conduct a one of its kind online hackathon.

Equinox


Equinox is a 36-Hour hackathon. In our unique hackathon, participants’ ideas will not be limited by specific problem statements on Web-page development, hardware, Artificial Intelligence etc. This will bring out the creativity in the participants and render the process of ideation more effective. Although, various tracks such as Robotics, Space, Safety and Security, Defense, Healthcare, Financial-Technology, open innovation will be provided under which the participants can choose to compete. Participants are free to choose their own domain, problem statement as well as solution and will be aided in prototyping. We believe innovation thrives under freedom!

Upcoming Events





The most anticipated event of gravitas, ‘Hands on Robotics’ is back. Beginner? No problem at all! We present you the opportunity to get started with robotics right from the scratch. We guarantee an informative workshop that covers the topics, introduction to Arduino, laptop controlled bot, line follower and obstacle avoider on 17th and 18th October,2020, mark the dates on your calendar!

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Engineering Design classes can be boring at times and designing your dreams into reality is fun. Machine Designing workshop introduces you to Fusion 360 where you will be taught the basics of designing, 2D sketches and drawing, 3D modelling and various other features on 24th and 25th of October, 2020. What are you waiting for? Join us in the workshop and unleash your designing skills.

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Equinox is a 36 hour hackathon organized by RoboVITics taking place during Spring of 2021. An event where the brightest minds interact, work on next gen innovative projects and present it to professional tech field experts. A golden opportunity for you to take your real world technical and social skills up a notch.

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HOR

17-18 October

Machine Design

24-25 October

Equinox

19-21 March


HOR

Equinox is a 36 hour hackathon organized by RoboVITics taking place during Spring of 2021. An event where the brightest minds interact, work on next gen innovative projects and present it to professional tech field experts. A golden opportunity for you to take your real world technical and social skills up a notch. Register Now!!

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Engineering Design classes can be boring at times and designing your dreams into reality is fun. Machine Designing workshop introduces you to Fusion 360 where you will be taught the basics of designing, 2D sketches and drawing, 3D modelling and various other features on 24th and 25th of October, 2020. What are you waiting for? Join us in the workshop and unleash your designing skills.

Register Now

Equinox

The most anticipated event of gravitas, ‘Hands on Robotics’ is back. Beginner? No problem at all! We present you the opportunity to get started with robotics right from the scratch. We guarantee an informative workshop that covers the topics, introduction to Arduino, laptop controlled bot, line follower and obstacle avoider on 17th and 18th October,2020, mark the dates on your calendar!

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PROJECTS


The Self Driving Car

The Self Driving Car project is an AI and Deep Learning based project which aims at the automation of cars which implies the cars learn to drive by analysing the user and it will then drive on its own without any intervention.

Connect 4

Connect-4_expert is an artificially intelligent system based on the connect 4 board game. It can be played as single player with the AI as well as multiplayer. The AI uses mini-max algorithm with alpha-beta pruning to predict moves. The game can be played from anywhere, as it uses socket programming for connecting the human player(client) and the AI(server)

The Cozmo Bot

The cozmo bot is a prototype on the quest to make a friendly robot. The bot uses AI and Image processing to detect and track human faces and has the ability to recognize human speech and act upon it. A Raspberry Pi controls various servos and other motors via an Arduino UNO for actuating gestures such as performing handshake and neck movements.

Cheetah

The cheetah is a quadruped bot based on the animal cheetah. The bot has a 3d printed body and is made of two pieces connected by a spine which is a novel approach for a quadruped as all current quadrupeds have a single piece body. It is capable of following a person and going to designated places using a camera connected to a raspberry pi. It uses servos as actuators to make it walk and move its head as required.

Writing Machine

This project is based on Core XY axis writing machine which is formulated to write with a pen. It not only writes any sort of document but also can sketch according to the Gcode given. The mechanism was set and carried out with the electrical components which includes Arduino and CNC shield. Later, the Gcode was generated with the help of benbox and was processed on the system for output.

Robotic Arm

The arm uses a colour sensor to differentiate between objects marked with a specific colour and performs the task of separating them based upon their markers. The arm was made using servos mounted on a metal chassis and is controlled by Arduino uno for performing the task of separating them. The arm has a colour sensor module placed at its tip to identify the different colours and is connected to the Arduino which reads the data and performs desired tasks.

VR Based Bot

A bot that is not only capable of going into remote areas but also recreate whatever it is seeing as a virtual environment around you. The camera present in the bot takes photos and sends them to a mobile phone using a raspberry pi where a virtual reality environment is made. All you need is a vr headset. This bot finds applications in many areas such as disaster management or even in military where the bot can be sent ahead for recon of an area.

Smart Door Lock

With billions being spent on security systems every year we came up with a solution that requires a username and password like any other basic security system. In addition to that locking mechanism needs your biometric data and a face scan to ensure only authorised personnel enter. It is a cost-effective method and can be installed in office buildings. Since the whole processing is done in a raspberry pi locally, it greatly reduces the latency and improves the accuracy of the system.

3D Mapping Drone

This drone uses a camera to scan its surroundings and after running some calculations and image processing, it is able to recreate an accurate 3D model of its surroundings. This capability of the drone makes it a very useful took for surveying or finding out the layout of an indoor area.

Self-Assembling Cubes

The mechanism uses a flywheel built into 3d printed cubes. The flywheel is present on 3 sides of the cube making it capable of flipping I any direction. A number of these cubes can be controlled to form a larger cube or body of desired shape.


          

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Other than technical achievements, RoboVITics has never failed to work for the good of the society. We visit orphanages and meet hundreds of little children with hope in their eyes. Teaching and playing with them, seeing the smiles on their faces gives us immense happiness. It's a surreal experience.


    

ABOUT US



        

We are a group of engineers with an inclination towards Robotics. What started out as a couple of nobodys over a decade ago, is now the official Robotics club of VIT, Vellore. We aim to spread the knowledge of Robotics to the masses. We work on some jaw-dropping projects, our club incubates teams that participate in various competitions across the globe. All RoboVITians strive to live up to the legacy set by our predecessors with pride.

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