Center For Innovation
Best Young Innovation Project
Multi Terrain Robots
For Home & Industrial Application
After numerous iteration, mainly two prototypes evolved.
Eccentric wheel design
Inspired from the crawling of the caterpillar, this design is based on crank rocker mechanism.
Pneumatic based design
This design was using pneumatic cylinder, which made it difficult to bring all the suctions cups in one plane.
Reduction in size
Increase in speed
Optimization in Design
Structural and topology optimization techniques were applied with space constraints to reduce Mass Moment of Inertia of the robot.
The Journey for
Wall Climbing Robot
This was during my 2nd semester in college when we have presentation by various clubs explaining activities and competitions conducted by them. Center For Innovation is a student organised lab at IIT Madras well known for its vision "Walk in with an idea, walk out with a product". The CFI head for that year Mr. Ashish Bajaj then showed us this introductory video of CFI and motivated us to take up a project in CFI. I still can't forget the goosebumps I got when I saw the video for the first time. After few days of searching for design problems I teamed up with Anant to develop GECKO that will be part of the introductory video of CFI next year.