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30 Jul 2023

All-India Workshop on Innovative Idea Representation in Engineering

The All-India Workshop on Innovative Idea Representation in Engineering was a two-day workshop
organized by Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore in collaboration with Interdisciplinary
Coordination Committee, Institution of Engineers of India (IEI), Kolkata. The workshop was held on 29th
and 30th July 2023 at the campus of Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore. The chief guest of
the event was Mr Prafull Chandra Dhar, AVP (HR), Flexituff Ventures; other guest includes Er R P Gautam,
Chairman, IEI, Indore Chapter; Mr Ramesh S Chouhan, Secretary, IEI, Indore Chapter; Dr Prithvi Yadav,
VC, SUAS, Indore, Dr Durgesh Kumar Mishra, Director, School of CSIT, Dr Ankit Saxena, Director (I/C),
School of Mechatronics Engineering. The event jointly organized and coordinated by Dr Neha Gupta,
Associate Professor, School of CSIT and Dr Ashish Khaira, Assistant Professor, School of Mechatronics
Engineering.

The workshop aimed to provide the participants with an opportunity to learn and practice the skills of
robotics and game development, two of the most exciting and fast-growing fields in engineering. The
workshop also showcased the diversity and enthusiasm of the engineering community in India, as it had
participants from all around the country, representing different states, regions, and cultures.
Objectives

The objectives of the workshop were:
• To introduce the participants to the basics of robotics, and their applications in various domains.
• To provide the participants with hands-on experience of working with some of the latest tools and
technologies in robotics.
• To enhance the participants’ creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork skills through mini projects.
• To encourage the participants to showcase their project work in a project exhibition and win
attractive prizes.
• To create a platform for networking and collaboration among the participants, experts, mentors, and
organizers.
Participants

The workshop had a total of 55+ registered participants from different engineering disciplines, such as
electronics, mechanical etc. The participants were from various states and regions of India, such as Indore,
Mumbai, Bikaner, Coimbatore, Faridabad, Bhilwara, Belgaum, etc. The participants were selected based on
their interest and aptitude for robotics and game development.
Methodology

The workshop was divided into four sessions of two hours each, over two days. In each session, the
participants learned the basics of robotics, depending on their choice, and then applied them to a mini
project. The events were organized and supervised by Dr. Ankit Saxena and Dr. Ashish Khaira, who also
supported the participants in their robotics hands-on activities. On Day 1, Dr. Anupama Agarwal took care of
the stage management. Dr. Rajan Lanjekar handled the session management and the registration desk. The
sessions were as follows:
Session 1: Introduction to Robotics and its Components
In this session, Mr. Om Patel covered the basic understanding for robotics and its components. He explained
the concepts of sensors, actuators, controllers, power sources, communication modules, etc.
Session 2: Introduction to Robotics and its Components
Dr. SSPM Sharma taught the participants, the fundamentals of robotics and its components in this session.
He discussed the roles and functions of sensors, actuators, controllers, power sources, communication
modules, etc. Mr Om Patel helped in hands on session.
Session 3: Hands-on Session on Robotics
In this session, Mr. Parab arranged the kits and conducted the hands-on session on robotics. He guided the
participants through the steps of assembling and programming robots using Arduino boards and Raspberry
Pi devices. He also helped them to troubleshoot any issues or errors they faced. Mr Om Patel helped in
hands on session.
Session 4: Hands-on Session on Robotics

The participants learned how to build and program robots using Arduino boards in this session. Mr. Parab
provided the kits and led the hands-on session on robotics. He also assisted the participants in resolving any
problems or errors they encountered. Mr. Om Patel also showed their innovative projects in robotics.
Outcomes
• The participants gained knowledge and skills in robotics.
• The participants completed mini projects in robotics using Arduino boards.
• The participants showcased their project work in a project exhibition held at the end of the
workshop.
• The participants received certificates of participation from Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences
and IEI.
• The participants won prizes for their project work based on the criteria of innovation, functionality,
presentation, and teamwork.

The All-India Workshop on Innovative Idea Representation in Engineering was a successful event that
achieved its objectives and outcomes. The workshop provided the participants with an opportunity to learn
and practice robotics and game development, two of the most exciting and fast-growing fields in
engineering. The workshop also showcased the diversity and enthusiasm of the engineering community in
India, as it had participants from all around the country, representing different states, regions, and cultures.
The workshop received positive and appreciative feedback from the participants, who expressed their
satisfaction and gratitude for the workshop. The workshop was a memorable and enriching experience for all
the stakeholders involved.