Students present research and technical projects at IIT Bombay’s Tech and R&D Expo
A Tech and Research Symposium was organized at IIT Bombay this weekend (11th and 12th October, 2014) to provide a platform for numerous students to showcase their technical projects and research work done predominantly during the summer. The event was co-organized by the Academic Council and STAB (Student Technical Activities Body) and witnessed involvement from all technical bodies and research platforms present in the institute.
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ITSP projects steal the show
A talk by Google Developers on Android Wearables was organized as part of the Expo
Prof. Deepankar of Electrical Engineering Department also gave a motivational talk to the participants on how these small projects could be converted into world-class products in the future. A low-cost welding machine developed by Tree-Labs was also demonstrated as part of this talk. A talk by Google Developers on Wearable Android products which was attended by students from not only IIT but many other colleges was also organized as part of the Expo.
Technovation Projects and Institute Technical Bodies
Many long term projects completed and developed under the Technovation program at reasonable cost for industrial applications were also exhibited during the event. CNC machinery developed by MV Deepak, 4th Year Mechanical student and a multi instrument sound playing Guitar developed by Deepak Malani and Amal Dev, students from the Electrical Engineering Department, for an international musician stood out amongst the many other projects kept on display in the exhibition.
Various technical teams of IIT Bombay including IITB Racing, Mars Rover and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle who have represented the institute at international platforms were present to demonstrate their work in front of the visitors.
The Research Symposium played host to the on-going research by the students of IITB. Majority of this research work was done by the students as a part of their summer research interns or in-semester projects under the purview of professors from IIT Bombay and other reputed institutes.
“The motivation behind organizing such an exhibition was to promote research amongst the students and to give them an idea of the ongoing research work which students generally tend to be unaware of.”
Visiting alumni were impressed by the quality of research done by mostly first-year students and the level of innovation displayed by their technical projects. They motivated these students to work on projects with social applications rather than attempting to make the regular fancy robots that we see each year.