Chennai students create robot to monitor underwater seismic activities

October 28th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI  

By Jaikumar

Chennai, Oct.28 (ANI): University students in Chennai have created an underwater robot to find out seismic gravities and warn about tsunamis.

The students, who won the silver and bronze medals at Autocup 2010 recently in Tehran, won international acclaim for their talent and knowledge in the field of robotics.

B. Jai Shankar Bharathiraja, who masterminded the design of the robot, said that computers have become outdated and robotics would dominate the world in the near future.

This robot can not only study the underwater activities but also warn us of tsunamis much in advance.

“When we use this underwater robot to find out about underwater activities, we can find out a graph. You know the underwater activities cannot be the same for all the 365 days. The graph we can monitor throughout the year and we can identify and monitor what are the types of activities under the sea. This will be very useful in identifying the kind of changes which are happening under the water,” said Bharathiraja.

Bharathiraja also said that he wants schools and colleges to engage their students in making robots and to have a robotic laboratory because this is the way of the future.

“I want to tell each and everyone in India that robotics is a field which is going to be a futuristic project. The robotics is going to be a very good future for our children. Make your children to do robotics projects even if it may be a small car or entertainment projects. Let them play with machines; this is going to be the future for them,” said Bharathiraja.

The students are now working on creating a robot, which can walk, run and dance like human beings. (ANI)

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