Oasis won the award for best innovation

Oasis a humanoid robot built by the Students of the Chennai-based Bharath University won the award for best innovation at an exhibition held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Oasis is a humanoid robot built by the students of the Chennai-based Bharath University. Oasis can recognise faces and track paths, uses cameras for eyes and speakers for ears. In order to enable him to detect obstacles in his path, there are tactile sensors on the legs. Besides, he has motors in the joints that enable him 360-degree movement and is equipped with three fingers on each hand that act as a gripper. The robot is remote-controlled with commands being sent through a router.


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The robot won the award for best innovation at an exhibition held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore recently. Around 66 other universities from across the world presented their creations at the event. “Around Rs 50 lakh was spent on this robot and we are setting up a robotics research lab to train more students in the field of robotics,” Bharath University vice-chancellor Dr K P Thooyamani said.

While the assembling of the robot took four months, the programming for all the functions took about three weeks, students part of the team that built the robot said. “It was quite a challenge building the robot as we had to take into consideration so many factors. Even if a small screw was out of place the robot would not work. Taking care of many factors like the mass, centre of gravity and unrestricted motion took us time,” said Baljit Singh, a final-year mechanical engineering student who was part of the team.

Times of India

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