Three Days Faculty Development Program
Robotics Automation & Advanced Embedded Systems
4th - 6th January 2017
IEEE Student Chapter, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organized a three days faculty development program on “ROBOTICS AUTOMATION & ADVANCED EMBEDDED SYSTEMS” from 4th - 6th January 2017.
The objective of training program was to provide a platform for project making and technology assistance in the field of robotics and embedded systems to the faculty. The faculty development programme (FDP) is designed to train and develop professionals in Automation & Advanced Embedded Systems, so that they can act as 'Resource Persons' in guiding and motivating students.
Day 1: Embedded C-Basics
Mr. Chandra Shekhar Singh, Associate Professor, DCE started first day with introduction part of Robotics & basic designing and architecture of Embedded Board.
The session started with the introduction to robotics and its various application areas. The discussion continued on various embedded boards available in the market and the tools used to program them. Demonstrations were given to the faculty on the basic usage of AVR Studio tool and the interfacing and programming of basic components like beeping of buzzer and blinking of LED. Demo was also given for explaining the procedure to read from sensors. Along with port programming, actuators programming was also introduced to faculty. Various projects were discussed such as black and white line follower robot and calibration of IR sensor for optimum result according to the ambient environment.
Mr. Ashish Gambhir, Assistant Professor, DCE started with introduction part of Embedded C basics. He covered various topics in his discussion such as Introduction to Arduino board (Arduino UNO R3), Pin-out description of Arduino board, Installation & programming of Arduino software.
He also demonstrated and discussed the basic projects on traffic light controller, motor field interfacing, IR sensor interfacing and servomotor control.
Day 2: Arduino Basics
Mr. Chandra Shekhar Singh started second day with introduction to Arduino which is an open-source platform used for building electronics projects.
Mr. Ashish Gambhir continued his discussion on Arduino Programming & Interfacing.
Day 3: Automation Basics
Ms. Charu Jain, Assistant Professor, DCE introduced to the faculty the basics of Logic Circuits, Relays, Ladder Logic Diagrams, PLC Architecture, and Addressing. She covered the concepts in PLC & SCADA and discussed various programming and design constructs. The session on “Industrial Automation Using PLC & SCADA” was planned as per market survey to provide the technologically advanced concepts to the faculty.
Mr. Surender Dhaka also shared his experience he has gained over the years in SCADA. He explained how SCADA is used as system for remote monitoring and control that operates with coded signals over communication channels (using typically one communication channel per remote station). He explained that the control system may be combined with a data acquisition system by adding the use of coded signals over communication channels to acquire information about the status of the remote equipment for display or for recording functions.
Through the FDP participating faculty members were exposed to the latest emerging technologies in Automation & Embedded Systems also they were equipped with requisite skills, knowledge and competencies for effective initiation of Project development.