Awards & Achievements

International Conference on Social Robotics - 2021, Singapore

Our team at ARTPARK was selected as finalists to present Asha Robot and our work in the field of Humanoid Robots and Human-Robot Social Interaction. We ranked as runners­-up in the Innovation in Response to COVID­-19 category.

ANA Avatar XPRIZE - Miami, Florida

Our team - Aham, was one of the 38 Teams from 16 Countries selected to participate in the Semi-Finals held in Miami, Florida. The challenge aims to create an avatar system that can transport human senses, actions and presence to a remote location in real-time using Robot Avatar Systems. We presented our social humanoid robot Asha which was Tele-operated to perform various tasks in the competition.

World Robotics Olympiad

Our team - RoboManipal, secured the 2nd position in the National Round of Advanced Category at the World Robotics Olympiad, 2018, for our Autonomous Tetris Solving Robot.

Autonomous Robotics Competition @ IIT Kharagpur

We ranked second at TechVriddhi’18 Zonal Rounds and were invited to attend the Finals at IIT Kharagpur Campus, where we achieved a near-perfect score on the autonomous robotics quiz breaking all previously set records.

QuarantineCTF

Our team ranked third among over 120 other participant teams at the National Level Capture The Flag Event. CTFs are cyber-security events that consist of challenges that require participants to exercise different skill sets such as Cryptography, Reverse Engineering, Web Security, etc., to solve the respective challenges.

Ctrl+C - Hack The Website

Our team won the National Level Hack this Website Event. The primary objective of the challenge was to spoof a dummy bank website by replicating the web portal and phishing the users' credentials in minimum time.

Clawstruck - Kraftwagen

Our team ranked the second position in the challenge and was appreciated for our innovative design. The objective of the competition was to build a mobile robot with a robust gripper mechanism capable of maneuvering over different terrain forms while performing the required task with the Mechanism.

Competitions

Smart India Hackathon - 2020

Our team participated in the SIH - software category, where we worked on the problem statement by the Government of Puducherry. The objective was to develop a software tool that highlights text from recently accessed sources such as web browsers and media files (including PDFs, Docs, and Text Files) to enable the user to retrieve related information whenever required from a centralized storage server. We qualified the zonal rounds held at MIT, Manipal.

Smart India Hackathon - 2019

Smart India Hackathon 2019 is a nationwide initiative by the Government of India to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems in our country and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. Our team pitched the idea for two products in the hardware category: Smart Walking Cane for the Elderly and Specially-Abled; and Intelligent Farming Assistant Network Robots capable of performing and assisting in farming activities from sowing, irrigation to harvest monitoring and prediction.

Wearable Device Hackathon 2019

The Wearable Device hackathon was focused on building products for multi-disciplinary fields such as medical implants, intelligent trackers, and assistive gears. It brought together people from medical and engineering domains to ideate and collaborate on similar project goals. Our team developed a wearable prototype to mitigate the likelihood and effect of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) specifically for surgeons, air hostesses, and other professionals susceptible to these disorders.

DD-Robocon 2020

Our team - Robomanipal, participated in DD-Robocon organized at IIT, Delhi. The theme for the year was Rugby, Fiji's National Sport. The teams were expected to design a passing robot and a throwing robot. One robot picks up the Ball from the Rack and passes it from the Passing Zone to the other robot in the Receiving Zone. The robot then goes along the defending Obstacles to score in one of the Try Spots. After a successful Try by the robot, a kick step can be taken from the Kicking Zone to make the goal. Our team was selected for Stage 2 after the screening round of the solution proposals.

DD-Robocon 2019

Our team - Robomanipal, participated in DD-Robocon organized at IIT, Delhi. The theme for the year was "Sharing the knowledge" from the Urtuu system of Mongolian tradition. The teams were expected to design a manual robot and an autonomous quadruped robot mimicking a horse. The manual robot was expected to collect a message plate from the starting zone and hand it over to the autonomous quadruped. The quadruped robot was then tasked to carry the message from its respective start zone to the final zone while maneuvering over different terrains. Our team was selected for Stage 2 after the screening round of the solution proposals.

ABU-RoboCon 2018

Our team - Robomanipal, participated in ABU-Robocon organized by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. The theme of the competition was a traditional game belonging to the ethnic region of Vietnam. The goal of the game is to throw the shuttlecocks through vertical rings placed on high-rise poles. Each team was given a few shuttlecocks and was expected to design a manual and an autonomous robot. The manual robot had to hand the shuttlecocks to the autonomous robot, which attempted to throw the shuttlecocks through the rings.

Mentorship Experience
and
Student Activities

Manipal Information
Security Team

MIST aims to provide a safe platform for students to learn and enhance their skills in the field of Cyber Security. As the Technical Secretary managed and supervised all the technical events organized by the student body. Coordinated and conducted multiple workshops and events in the domain of Cryptography, Web Application Security, Capture-the-Flags, and Networking for undergraduate students. Taught cyber-security concepts to a class size of an average of 40 students.

Linux User's Group, Manipal

Linux Users' Group, Manipal is a forum for individuals interested in contributing to Open-­Source. Worked as a Core Committee Member for the organization, where I was responsible for mentoring students and conducting workshops in various domains, including Linux, Machine Learning - Deep Learning, Computer Vision, DevOp Tools, etc. Also organized prestigious events such as HacktoberFest by GitHub and MuPy, a Python Convention to promote contributions to open-source in python. Mentored around 15 students one­-on-­one in these domains.

RoboWars - 2018 & 2019

Worked as the Committee Head and Judge for Robowars, the Featured Event of the Annual Technical Fest (TechTatva) at Manipal Institute of Technology. Robowars is a combat robotics event where participating team enrolls a robot designed to fight with other robots in a one-on-one match.

Turing - 2018 & 2019

Worked as the Committee and Event Head for Turing, an event in the Annual Technical Fest (TechTatva) at Manipal Institute of Technology. The Turing category is a collection of events related to Cyber-Security and Programming in Linux. Students participate in events such as Capture-The-Flag (CTFs), Hack-It-Out, Crypto-Hunt, and Smoked, where budding hackers are challenged to demonstrate their skills in a safe environment.

The Photography Club

Covered various events as a Senior Photographer, Videographer, and Mentor in the Photography Club, Manipal, including Technical workshops, Cultural events, and Social-Outreach programs.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
(Clean India Mission)

Organized and Volunteered for multiple Swachh Bharat Drives in and around Manipal. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) is an initiative taken by the Government of India to solve the problems of sanitation and waste management in India.

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