The robotics club of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) Vadapalani organized a two day workshop National level TechFest – XION’17 during 22nd and 23rd March 2017. The TechFest was inaugurated by Mr. Ramkrishna Patra, Head Engineering Division, Nokia India and the guest of Honour Mr.P.Kartikeyan, Manager, Production and Automation, Nokia, India. Dean Dr.K.Duarivelu addressed the gathering followed by a key note speech on Production and Automation by the chief guest. The VI issue of the magazine of the Robotics club – RevoluXion was released by the chief guest, guest of honor, Dean and HODs.
Students from different colleges participated in this two day event that included a workshop – IoT controlled Cloud Robot and Five different Robotic competitions – Robo War, Robo Soccer, Pick and Place, Line Follower and Robo from Junk. IoT based cloud Robot was attended by 50 students from different colleges, they had a holistic view of Arduino, linking WiFi module with Robot and controlling Robot with webpage. Robo War tested the competence of one robot over the other. Pick and place bots were tested for their ability to carry items and cross obstacles to place the items in their destination. Robo soccer was football of Bots and line follower bots were tested for their ability to travel along a path. With three rounds in each event, many teams were eliminated and winners were chosen by judges. This TechFest ended with the a valedictory function on 23rd March 2017. Prices to the winners were given by the HODs of all three departments.