What does a team of 6 B.Tech Computer Science final year students do when asked to do a project?
Make a robot! Unbelievable right!
But that is what the team of JRU students comprising of – Ankit Singh, Kiran Baral, Arati Sahu, Chandani Kumari, Suman Kumari and Bismillah – are doing.
These successful B.Tech final year students from Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi have just completed making a robot guided firefighting system. This kind of robotic system is extremely useful in tackling/extinguishing fire in tall buildings and sky-scrapers.
Using an Arduino Uno board and connecting it with fire sensors, the robot can detect temperatures as they rise. The robot gets activated as soon as the temperature crosses a certain mark. Guided by its ultrasonic sensors, it then reaches the place of fire and activates the fire extinguishing systems. Because, this robot is equipped with a navigation system it can make its way through obstructions in path. In case of fire, the system guides the robot to reach the zone of high temperature caused by fire. A robot like this is enormously useful in handling fire at places where it is difficult for humans to reach easily.
Project based, hands-on learning is an important aspect of teaching at Jharkhand Rai University. It is the perfect way of guiding students to experiment on ideas. Moreover, any project lets you ask several questions/problems that you want to solve. Project-based education system help students develop scientific bent of mind and makes them solve problems which need answers.
The team of six students from JRU believes that engineering or science is not just about memorizing facts. It is about solving problems. And in this scientific journey, teachers are important mentors, who guide you towards the right direction.
For a world dominated by technology and digital, these students have glorious future waiting for them ahead.