Sixth Sense robotics - Robothlon'17

Robothlon'17 is a National level workshop series organized by Robosapiens Technologies in association with Rendezvous 2017 IIT Delhi. We are Robosapiens Technologies Pvt. Ltd. an IIT-Bombay alumni venture.

Project Description
  • Overview
  • Course
  • Project
  • Kit


6th Sense Robotics will focus on getting you up and running with Arduino quickly, so that you will understand the basic procedures for working with Arduino and can explore further on your own. An Arduino is a small computer that you can program to control things like lights or motors along with listening to components like motion detection sensors. It can give your project interactivity without needing an expensive and large circuit. Instead, you use a computer to program the Arduino, upload your code to the Arduino, and hook up your circuit.

The duration of this workshop will be 1 day, with 3 Sessions , 3 hours each, properly divided into theory and hand on practical sessions.

Certificate by Robothlon'17 in Association With Rendezvous 2017 IIT Delhi.

Day 1 (Session 1)

1. Introduction to Basics of Robotics
  • Basic Electronic Components
  • Sensors
  • Operational Amplifier
  • Interfacing of Sensors
  • Motors and Controlling Circuit
  • Interfacing of Motors
2. Introduction to Microcontrollers

This session would deal with the basics of Microcontroller. The focus will be on the AVR series micro controller- ATMega8, which is one of the most powerful and widely used 8 bit micro controller.

  • What is Microcontroller?
  • Difference between Microcontroller and Microprocessor.
  • How can we use Microcontroller in our Own Circuits?
3. Introduction to Programming Languages
  • Microcontroller Programming using 'Embedded C'.

Day 1 (Session 2)

1. Introduction to Computer Vision And MATLAB
  • Basics of image processing
  • Algorithms used for image processing
  • Image formats
  • Complexity of Algorithms
  • Color Space requirements
  • Relation between RGB and HSV
2. Digital Image Processing in MATLAB
  • Introducing MATLAB
  • Image acquisition Toolbox in MATLAB
  • Image Processing Toolbox in MATLAB
  • Tools of Image processing in MATLAB
  • Programming paradigms in MATLAB
  • Image acquisition in MATLAB
  • Camera Selection
  • Algorithm Designing
3. Image Acquisition and Processing
  • Functions for Image acquisition
  • Functions and Keywords for image processing in MATLAB
  • Hardware interfacing
4. Installation of Software and Debugging
  • Writing your First 'Embedded C' Program in AVR Studio.
  • Program Compilation and Debugging.
  • Loading Compiled 'C' Program into Microcontroller using Robosapiens 'AVR BOOTFlasher v1.0 Beta'

Day 1 (Session 3)

1. Image Manipulation in MATLAB
  • Image Manipulation
  • Threshold adjustment
  • Template matching
  • Shape Detection
  • Object Detection
  • Motion Detection
2. Assembling the DIY kit of Robosapiens iBOT Mini V3.0

Assembling plays a major role that deals with the mechanical section of Robotics including mounting of components and mechanical stability.

3. Development of Line Following Robot using Robosapiens iBOT Mini V3.0

As the name suggests, Line Follower Robot is well programmed mobile machine that can follow a path visible like Black Line on White Surface or vice versa. A simple fuzzy logic will do the job of maneuvering the robot according to the Line Following Algorithm.

4. Development of GUI Switch Controlled Robot using Robosapiens iBOT Mini V3.0

GUI Switch Controlled Robot is based on the MATLAB GUI Tool that helps in controlling the robot using the serial port interfacing of PC and the Robot.

5. Development of Laser Controlled Robot using Robosapiens iBOT Mini V3.0

Laser Controlled Robot is well programmed mobile machine that can be controlled wirelessly according to direction of the laser ray using the most sensible viewing organ of the robot i.e. Camera.

Image acquisition tool box

GUI using Image processing

Capturing Images and Real-Time Processing

Project to be Covered

  • PC-MC Communication
  • Image acquisition using PC camera
  • Shape detection and object Tracking
  • Motion Detection
  • Robot Control Using PC Camera
Note : You Should bring your own USB pc camera/Laptop Camera for the various Image Processing Tasks

1x (Robosapiens Atmega8 mini Robotics Development Board V4.0)

  • Programming via boot loading through USB Port or 6-Pin ISP (In System Programming) cable.
  • Driver Software not required (Plug & Play device).
  • Three ports available for user interface: PORTB-8 Pin, PORTC-7 Pin, PORTD-8 Pin
  • External Reset Switch
  • On board crystal oscillator of 12 MHz frequency.
  • On board LCD interface port.
  • HXD® BUZZER for audible interaction with the users.
  • Dedicated DTMF decoder IC module plug-in slot.
  • Two supply inputs: One through battery and Second through Adapter.
  • On board 5 volt regulated power supply for the board and external peripherals.
  • Two H-Bridge implemented on the board using L293D IC to drive two DC motor with 1A drive current at voltages 4.5 to 36 volt.

1x (ATmega8 with inbuilt Robosapiens Bootloader)

1x (USB Connector cable)

1x (High Quality Plastic Chassis Board)

1x (Screw driver)

1x (Ball Caster wheel)

2x (IR Based Digital Sensors)

4x (Support Studs)

1 Pair wheel 76mm Diameter

1 Pair D.C Plastic gear motors

1x USB TTL converter.

1x CD

  • Codes
  • Datasheets
  • Drivers
  • PPTs
  • Softwares
  • Tutorials
  • User Manual

Other required Tools and accessories etc.

** The kit doesn't include Accelerometer