Chennai engineering students take top prize at NI design contest with their remotely controlled all-terrain vehicle
22nd September 2014
Bangalore, September 23, 2014: Students of Hindustan University, Kelambakkam, Chennai, took the first prize in the annual Graphical System Design Competition, "Niyantra 2014" organized here, by the US-based virtual instrumentation leaders, National Instruments last week.
Their innovation was INDUS -- Industrial Defense & Unmanned Ground System -- a remotely controlled, solar-powered, GPS-navigated, rough terrain vehicle that can be used as an unmanned bomb disposal system -- or to enter disaster areas with relief.
The 5-student team guided by Prof G. Muthukumaran spent less than half a lakh of rupees to make the prototype, which they designed using NI's LabView software. The students who worked on this project are: Sandeep Kumar, Mohit Gouda, Puranjan Das, Nitish Kumar and N.Naveen Kumar Reddy.
The runners up were from the AWH Engineering College, Calicut ( Kozhikode), Kerala with their project "Shadow Bionic Arm".
There were about 2000 teams from India out of which 12 teams were selected for the finals .
See other highlights of NI Days 2014, including a picture of the Hindustan University team receiving the award and the Shadow Bionic Arm in our earlier report here