Kargil on mind, techies build robots
THE KARGIL War has its echoes in Kanpur. That the conflict has moved budding techies, is evident from the several Kargil War-inspired robotic models at the Techkriti being held at the IK-Kanpur.india Updated: Feb 25, 2006 01:35 IST
THE KARGIL War has its echoes in Kanpur. That the conflict has moved budding techies, is evident from the several Kargil War-inspired robotic models at the Techkriti being held at the IK-Kanpur.
Three students — Shadab Ahmad Ansari, Puneet Misra and Nicholas — of MMEC, Gorakhpur have come up with project ‘Soldier Gear’ to help jawans on the front.
The robot comes with a specially designed soldier suit.
The robot can creep into enemy area, acquire secret information and pictures and send them to computers installed at the base. The wireless robot can take instructions from the computer or the soldier.
In case the soldier wearing the special suit is captured or killed by the enemy, the control of the robot will automatically shift to another jawan wearing the special suit. The uniqueness of the robot is its ability to move on all-terrain —land or water.
The robot’s ‘helicopter’ mechanism can make it fly over hurdles. The robot and the soldier suit were developed at a cost of Rs 5,000.
Similarly, Chetan Tiwari, Ranjit Singh Dangi, Ankit Sharma and Aditi Jain of ISGSITS New Science College have also developed a unique robot to assist army operations.
The ‘Robo Spy Spider’ is an unmanned soldier. It can go deep into protected buildings on rescue missions and detect enemy activities.
The robot can camouflage its movements and emit sounds of wild creatures to misguide the enemy.
The robot is also equipped with a small gun to be used in case it gets captured.
This can save it from being destroyed by the enemy.
Rohit Kumar Sahu, Jai Singh, Vijendra Singh, Animesh Sahu and Soni Sahu from the Hindustan College of Science and Technology, Mathura, are ecstatic.
They have developed an autonomous all-terrain robot, which can negotiate a gradient of 70 degrees.
The robot can be used for military surveillance and other army operations.
The model of the robot was made using scrap and rubber sole materials at a cost of Rs 2000.