2015
Machinery/Automation/Robotics

We as a team got an idea to make an innovative product for agroindustry in Indian. Indian farmers are nowadays changing from old farm techniques to modern age techniques and tools. The modern tools and machinery used for harvesting makes manual work simple and less time consuming, but these machines not only are big but also too expensive for Indian farmers and their farms. The sugarcane industry shares about 48% of total crop production in India. So we came up with an idea to built a portable sugarcane harvester which is not only very cheap but also reduces human effort, time and effectively design for small as well as large farms.

Basically we think using this portable harvester will definitely ...

Sangi is a low cost robot which can perform localization and mapping of the environment without using any range sensors or vision. Our robot Sangi will navigate around the house while carrying blind or disabled people to different locations.

Our end product will work in the following way:
1. A blind person connects his bluetooth headset to Sangi robot and gives initiation command.
2. The robot starts initiating by randomly colliding very softly with nearby obstacles and after a few of these soft collisions, it gets a good estimate of its position in the indoor map. Robot is now ready to accept goals via voice commands.
3. Blind person sits on this robot and gives a goal location like: ...

The Quick Harvester System with Manifold and Heat Exchanger uses waste heat to start the grain drying process on the combine instead of post-harvest in the grain dryer. This system is more applicable in locations with combine harvesters where grain is tough at harvest. North America, Australia, Europe and some of Asia, South America and Africa is included in this market. It is applicable in the Machinery/ Automation/ Robotics and Sustainable Technologies categories.

In Canada, when grain is damp or “tough” as it is usually referred to it means the moisture content is over 14.5% or 14% for the United States. Usually “wet” wheat is over 17% moisture content and requires a grain dryer, although the Quick ...

The project is mostly inspired by true circumstances like an Engineer needed in Automation when he is far away, a Doctor needed in a surgery with a team, an Employee having to attend a video conference from far end of the world etc. Recon robot substitutes the presence of a person when there is urgency.

The replacement of human presence is a pressing issue in the ever evolving society. Though many robots are available in the market they are either limited to range or very expensive. This makes them “not an affordable option” and they require delicate usage. Monitoring and surveillance devices drain the power out of the battery reducing the bot’s working capability. Replacement of defective parts is ...

Built with similar architecture of a fork lift.

Except: much lighter and designed for loads of 200-400 pounds. Can be disassembled and assembled easily. Has reprogrammed functions and pendant controlling, learning operations. Fork can be replaced with multiple types of arms, limps, extensions for specific task. Arms have tool modules that can perform different task or connect to different existing power tools that a small construction company has or a "do it your selfer". Maybe electric motor to assist with pushing or pulling. Over all weight of this new agepower tool should be 200-400 pounds. Or lighter models depending on design and load specifications, say a max 100 pound version for simply lifting a bag of cement ...

I have been designing and developing a starter educational system for beginners and young children to learn how to design and build their own toys, robotics and animatronics. The whole system is very nearly language independent and only requires color sight to use the eBook and RoboGuts circuit board with their own choice of µController chip or module.

RoboGuts is a small 50mm x 75mm circuit board that allows the user to use almost any µController chip or module they want 28-pins or less. RoboGuts has standard 3-pin hobby connections to every pin on the µController chip sockets (narrow and wide) so connecting to peripheral devices is just plugging in the common cables. There is also a single row ...

Assistive robots aim at developing aids to improve the qualities of human’s life with any sort of disabilities issues. It can also be used to enhance independent living, such as helping the elderly. They also are capable of providing mobility to elderly who has trouble getting around. Determination of a collision free path for a robot between start and goal positions through obstacles cluttered in a workspace is central to the design of an autonomous robot path planning. This paper presents an overview of autonomous mobile robot path planning focusing on landmark pattern algorithm that produce an optimal path for a robot to navigate in an indoor environment. To complete the navigation task, the algorithms will read the map ...

Robotic head to drill wells in the ground by explosive charges with the cumulative intermediate medium - water, allows a very fast drill hole at any ground, an average of approx. 300m -700m ,daily. Basic element of the head is shaped charge explosive ending conical tank with water.

A huge explosion energy is transferred to the cumulative load of water stream that easily penetrates the soil and the hardest rock

It replaces large and expensive traditional drilling rigs.
A large amount of water which is driven by cumulative load, soil and rock hollows and at the same time fills the hole, preventing a possible fire hydrocarbons.
 The head is completely robotic and also allows automatic installation of shaft ...

The invention (US patent application 14/093,431, the patent to be issued shortly) relates to heat engines and, more specifically, to positive displacement internal combustion engines, and is particularly concerned with very large rotary internal combustion engines fueled by solid particulate fuels like coal dust. The engines are primarly destined to drive electric current generators, and intended to replace large steam turbines bringing at least 50% overall efficiency typical for large Diesel engines (in comparison with ~40% overall efficiency of typical steam boiler-steam turbine assembly) to power generation industry, thus making the power generation industry substabtially more enviroment-friendly. The engine according to the instant invention has a body 1, and only one major moving part, namely an eccentric shaft 2 ...

Why Safety Shift? Safety Shift saves lives, time and money by helping road crews rapidly set up and remove traffic barrels, channelizers and related traffic control equipment.

Save Lives – How Safety Shift saves lives: Nearly 700 road workers died in hot zones along U.S. highways in 2013 moving barrels by hand. Safety Shift, patent-pending, saves lives by allowing road workers to use their trucks to move barrels (keeping workers in an enclosed truck 14 feet away from traffic instead of standing four feet from speeding motorists). Safety Shift is a simple-to-use system that attaches to a standard pickup truck.

Save Time – How Safety Shift saves time: Road crews can move several barrels and channelizers at a time, ...

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