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Technovation 07 - A National-Level Technical Symposium

Technovation 07 - A National-Level Technical Symposium is an event that took place between 12-Apr-2007 and 13-Apr-2007 in Hyderabad.
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Several people complain that the Indian education system creates too many robots. Here, for once, it won't be a complaint!

The Department of Mechatronics, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology (MGIT), is organising a national level technical symposium, Technovation 2007, on 12th and 13th of April, 2007. The symposium will have an eclectic mix of technical and informal events aimed at tapping the technical potential of budding engineers:

Technical Events

Paper Presentation
The topics for the presentation are: Mechatronics System Design, Robotics/Automation, Instrumentation and Control Systems, CAD/CAM, CIM/FMS, Alternate Fuels, Recent Trends in Automobile Engineering, Advances in Material Technology, Automotive Electronics, Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic, Micro Controllers/PLCs, Image Processing, Expert Systems & AI, Advances in Manufacturing Technology, Non-Conventional Energy Systems, MEMS, Communication Networks, and Nano-Technology. A processing fee of Rs. 150 per paper is to be paid.

Poster Presentation
Participants will be required to make a poster for the given topic and give an explanation for their poster. The theme will be given 10 minutes before the competition is scheduled to start.

Project Presentation
Innovative ideas and creative minds work together to achieve new break-throughs in the field of engineering. Projects are the basis of any new creation or invention. This event gives students the opportunity to present their advancements and achievements in any field of engineering in the form of projects. A processing fee of Rs. 200 per paper is to be paid.

This event is divided into two games, micromouse and void.

Micromouse is an autonomous machine designed to get to the centre of a maze in the shortest possible time. A Micromouse is a device with a chassis, a drive motor or motors to move it, a steering and turning method, sensors to detect the presence or absence of maze walls, sensors or control logic to oversee the action of the rest and keep the vehicle 'on track' or to solve the maze, and batteries to provide power.

Void is the National Robotics Challenge. Make a manually controlled machine that picks up as many balls as possible from the given arena and drops it into the specified box, within a stipulated time.

Design and build a machine that either with the help of an external launching mechanism or by self propulsion travels a distance of 1.5 meters on a wooden platform at a height of 1 meter from water surface, before shooting into water, and completes a straight track on water surface.

Power Oxide
The metal-air battery consists of a metal anode, saline or alkaline electrolyte, which reacts with oxygen from the air or another source. Electricity is produced as the metal oxidizes. A typical metal air battery consists of a metal plate and a gas diffusion cathode coupled by an electrolyte.

To design and build a multi-storey building frame that can sustain earthquake shake-table vibrations. The structure will be subjected to vibrations of frequency near the fundamental frequency of the structure.

Informal Events

In addition to the technical events, there are also some informal events, like Science Fiction Writing, Tech Quiz, Group Discussion and Tech Potpourri.

Workshops and Guest Lectures

The science-fiction dream that robots would one day become a part of everyday life was absurd. Or was it? Who would have thought that one day robots would become so vital for the manufacturing industry that an entire division would have to be dedicated to them?

This is a workshop session on Robotics which will have a series of lectures by prominent research scholars in the field of Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Processes. The scholars being invited are from premier research institutes like DRDL, BDL and RCI.

Today more number of people are being bitten by the entrepreneurship bug. Starting and managing a business takes motivation, knowledge and talent. It also takes research and planning to make a venture productive. The workshop is designed to elucidate on the nitty-gritty of entrepreneurship and what goes into the making of a successful business. Prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) will address the session.

For further details, please contact the convener, Dr K Sudhakar Reddy, at 98666-86434.
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