Swarm Robotics

At one point of time, we’ve all stopped to marvel at the coordination and movement of insects and ants. Taking the swarm behavior we see around us everyday and applying it to robotics is sure to double the amazement. Here is your opportunity to experience first-hand the thrill of developing and commanding a group of swarm robots.

Pragyan ‘17 presents Swarm Robotics Workshop, organized by Robotech Labs. Participants will be introduced to robotics, sensors, and artificial intelligence. Over the course of 2 days, they will be exposed to integrating a microcontroller to design and build their own autonomous robots.



∙Brief history

∙Existing robotics applications and types of robots

∙Robotics as a field and its constituents



In this session basic idea of robots and robotics is made clear. Participants are introduced to the process of building a machine/robot.


1.The basic Approach


3.Wireless Control


5.How to use a Wireless Device and Interface it with a uC?


∙Differential drive system

∙Differential drive dynamics

∙Dead reckoning


∙Stepper motors

∙Servo motors

∙Hydraulic arms

∙Control of actuators

∙Motor Drivers

Everything would be taught in detail about the actuators , their working and real life implementation.

After the above lecture the students will be well acquainted with the concepts of controlled actuation with various kinds of actuators mentioned above and will also understand the basics of various types of motor drivers.




∙Overview of available microcontrollers

∙Features and capabilities will be studied in depth.

∙Functioning and use of RS-232

In this session , students would be taught about the microcontrollers in details and how to use a development or the microcontroller with the system.

The above lecture will enable students to understand the microcontroller functioning and program it.


∙Micro Controller Programming

∙Programming the chip

∙Controlling H-bridge

∙Developing algorithms for Intelligent ROBOTS and writing programs for the same.

The above lecture will build upon the last one and get students acquainted with programming API and students will also be taught to run their codes on emulator for testing


∙Line detection sensors


∙Range detection sensors

∙And other Sensors

Apart from understanding the microcontroller, the students will also learn how to interface it with a computer, as the above lecture will cover both the aspects of the given sensors.

In this session, students would be taught about the sensors in detail and how to use them in the competition.


Kit Content

∙One Multi-purpose Development Board (Atmega 8 Based) [1Pc]

o 4 channels of motor control( L293NE ), capable of driving 2 dc motors or 1 stepper motor at a time

o 8 digital input channels for sensor interfacing

o ADC – with 8 inputs for Transducer interfacing

o Onboard Port Connector for In System Programming

o USB Connectivity for PC /Laptop Interfacing

∙ USB Programmer [1 Pc]

∙ Robot Chassis [3 Pc]

∙ Geared Motor [2 Pc]

∙ IR Sensors [2Pc]

∙ USB Cable [1Pc]

∙Sensor Connectors and Cables [ 4 Pc]

∙Batteries 9V [2 Pc]

∙Battery Snaps [ 2 Pc]

∙Two Wheels with Grip [ 2 Pc]

∙Two Castor Wheels [ 2 Pc]

∙One Pack of Nuts and Bolts [ 1 Pack]

∙One Screw Driver [1Pc]

∙One CD Containing All Software and Study Material [1Pc]

∙One Atmega 8 IC [1Pc]

∙One Motor Driver IC [1Pc]

∙Wireless Module ( Optional )

Fee: 1200 per participant (team of 5)

Duration: 2 day workshop(Each day has an eight hours session)


Date :

Batch 1 : 3rd and 4th March

Batch 2 : 4th and 5th March

When you register for the workshop you can give your preferred date. However, the allotment of the date slot is subject to availability. After your registration is confirmed, a detailed mail containing the date allotted will be sent.

Organizer: ROBOTech Labs

For further queries, contact :
Shubham : + 91 9819788380
Harsha : +91 8333014148

Email : robotics.ws@pragyan.org

1) Does the workshop have any prerequisites?
This workshop is meant for students interested in Robotics.

2) How should the payment be made for the workshop?
Payment can be made online. Payment guidelines will be mailed to the participant’s mail-id once registered.

3) On what basis are workshop registrations confirmed?
Registrations are confirmed after payment on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of your participation is subject to availability.

4) Will the fees paid for the workshop be refunded in case I fail to attend the workshop?
Fees once paid, is strictly non-refundable. Requests for refund will not be encouraged.

5) Will accommodation be provided?
Yes. We provide accommodation depending on the availability and your place of residence. You will have to register separately for that. Stay tuned to the website for updates on accommodation.

6) Will certificates be provided?
Yes. A certificate from Pragyan, the ISO certified Techno-Management Festival of NIT, Trichy with UNESCO patronage will be provided after the completion of the workshop.

7) On what date will the workshop be held?
When you register for the workshop you can give your preferred date. However, the allotment of the date slot is subject to availability. After your payment is confirmed, a detailed mail containing the date allotted will be sent.


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