2015
Machinery/Automation/Robotics

Problem area

During imprinting of patterns from a stamp onto a substrate surface, conformal contact is necessary to ensure that pattern transfer is successful over the entire stamp. However, such contact is hindered by the initial angular misalignment between the surfaces. In real systems, this misalignment is inevitable and arises due to the two surfaces being non-parallel. Thus, alignment systems that can orient the surfaces parallel to each other while bringing them in contact are necessary during imprinting. The purpose of the present system is to provide this functionality via an easy-to-manufacture, low-cost, and passive system.

Design challenge: Cost versus performance tradeoff

Current alignment systems are of two types: (i) active systems that use feedback control and (ii) manual ...

At present the joints that help to convert motion up to or more than 3DOF are universal joint, ball and socket joint, Hooke’s joint etc. But these joints are not rigid to convert the motion and the tilted angle is also too low. To overcome this difficulty the following gear system may help. Presently the gear systems transmit their motion up to 2DOF. for example gear drive in gear boxes transmit 2DOF and gears like spur gear, helical gear, bevel gear etc., are used to transmit 1DOF only. When two shafts are joined together their motion is transmitted with the help of these joints. But in robotic arm more than 2 shafts are used. This makes the system more ...

A NOVEL METHOD FOR SELF REGULATED COIL WINDING MACHINE

The conventional coil winding machine winds copper wire onto a former (winding fixture). The number of slots in the former depends upon the design class of the motor. Mechanical counters are used to count the number of turns wound up on the former. The former is attached to the sliding arm which is actuated manually. As motors are the basic need for all operation requiring automation, the stator winding becomes the growing and essential process in automation solutions. The type of wire used in the motors of submersible pump differs from the rest.

The proposed design of the project consists of a fully automated coil winding machine. It winds the coil ...

The main objective of the proposed system is to rescue the infants who accidentally fall into the bore well due to improper maintenance at the digging spot. The proposed system is a robot which can crawl into the bore well and lift the infant from the well with the help of two 3DOF robotic arm which is controlled by gesture which is termed to be called as “shadow control technology” in the system and the robot get a human touch in its control by this technology and reduces operation time. This also helps to rescue the infant from any orientation they are present. The robot can also be used in applications like scavenger cleaning and pipe inspection with some ...

Our project is a solution for improving the present form of ‘Baggage handling system’ at airports. The main objective of our project is to create a system which is error free (zero error probability) and is faster than the present system.

For this we are promoting use of RFID tags on baggage and tickets instead of barcode tags. But the main focus of our project is on the arrival side where passengers have to get their luggage from baggage carousel (revolving conveyor belt) which leads to situations like passengers picking up wrong baggage, baggage getting stolen and sometimes baggage are put on wrong carousel (by airport staffs).

So our project aims at ensuring that the ...

The project deals with the development of a home automation system.

Watching the market I recognized that the common so called smart home seems to be nothing more than a collection of devices which are remotely controlled by your smartphone.

In times when local authorities have more control over your smartphone than you, in times when hacking your smartphone is much easier than lock-picking the whole idea doesn't sound that smart.
It seems there is a market gap so big that the whole world fits in.

I think what is needed here is something like that:
• a home automation system which recognizes its users contactless
• real automation instead of remote controlling
• no wearables (smartphone, Smartwatch, RFID-chip) ...

Parenting is not an easy task. Good parenting requires the parent to quickly respond to the needs of their child. Constant monitoring of the child also becomes a necessity, especially up to an age of 18 months. In earlier days, parents relied on hearing the cries of their child. It was simple back in the day, when parents were less busy and homes were smaller.

In today’s world, it is difficult for single and working parents to look after their children and do other household work and office related simultaneously. Developments in technology has enabled parents to use devices which can help track their baby’s movements and their needs as well. At present, there are a variety of child ...

Advanced Monitoring and Diagnostics (AMD) is a modular real-time on-line advisory knowledge base (KB) developed using Gensym's G2 . AMD is designed for application to continuous processes typified by refineries and chemical plants. It is an expert system based on first principles and principles of control which differentiates it from traditional heuristics based expert systems. It also has a generic form which results in more consistent solutions with exceptional portability and robustness. AMD draws upon basic principles to deal with a broad range of process situations. It is designed for use as both a solution and a toolkit and is expected to provide improved operational efficiency and substantial savings to process operations

AMD is easily configured to provide comprehensive ...

TITLE: ADVANCED SURFACE MODIFICATION MACHINE

BACKGROUND:
The development was done as a project to increase the efficiency and productivity of specimen treatment. In this project, a novel surface modification technique was introduced. Ultrasonic Nanocrystalline Surface Modification (UNSM) technique which introduces a severe plastic deformation into a top surface layer of materials and refines coarse grains into nano-grains which increases significantly the strength of a material. This technique conventionally be classed with techniques that directly deform the surface with the use of ultrasonic vibrations. This technology was developed, patented (KR10-0894499, US8782902B2) and commercialized by DesignMecha Co., Ltd. (South Korea). This process has aroused considerable interest among engineers, materials scientists, etc. This interest reflects the benefits of the treatment; ...

BEELIEV is an impact driven technology company on a mission to promote, develop, and implement a practical solution to one of the world's most challenging economic and humanitarian problems; the price of pavement. With the ability to efficiently deliver cargo without reliance on roads, delivery drones can empower billions of people across the globe to lift themselves out of poverty by leap frogging over decades of otherwise needed infrastructure development.

To reliably service all phases of distribution using a flying vehicle it is necessary to fly low to the ground, in confined spaces, and in close proximity to dense human populations. Small, all-electric unmanned aircraft are best suited to perform this job but severely limited in range and payload. ...

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