Jalandhar: A team of three engineering students of Lovely Professional University has recently got ‘Level One Position’ at ‘4th Delta Automation Contest-2017’, which was held in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province of China. More than 75 Asian teams from China, India, Taiwan and Thailand competed in the finals of this prestigious international forum. This contest was sponsored by ‘Teaching Automation Technology Steering Committee’, Ministry of Education of China. Held annually, it is an innovative technology competition for automation applications. This year the theme of the contest was “Seeking Smart Manufacturing Talents”.
LPU students’ software and hardware based semi-robot project is named as ‘‘Picasso 4.0’’, after the great Spanish painter ‘Picasso’. This robot is capable of performing all painting, engraving and designing services on walls and vertical surfaces. This project is designed and developed by LPU students- Arnab Kumar Das (B Tech ECE); Veluguri Vinod (B Tech Mech); and Nikhil Goyal (B Tech ECE). The robot uses different tools to paint, draw and engrave as per the computer feedings preferred by the user. The painting system is automatic and there is no self inspection system. Manually, one has to only ensure that enough paint is there in the reservoir. All of the members in the judging panel, comprised of industry professionals, experienced professors, and senior technical directors from the Delta Group, liked LPU students’ project unanimously.
It is highlighting that this was the first time when the students from India participated for Delta Cup, and showing their extra ordinary skills bagged the level one position only in their first participation. Prior to this, in the initial stages of the competition, only 3 teams, including that of LPU were selected from a total of 52 aspiring teams from across India. The two other teams from India selected were from Vellore’s VIT and Gurugram’s NCU. These three teams represented India and presented their innovative project proposals in China, where LPU team got the coveted position.
Congratulating the winning students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal says: “I am happy to see that our hard working students have applied the best integration of theory and real practice in their innovative painting robot. I advise all other students also to keep on developing their innovation capacity and spirit of cooperation to come out with such common consumer oriented projects. I also suggest that such works are sure to transform students into global leaders in their related fields.”