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NIYANTRA 2017 - The Annual Student Design Contest


Meet the winners of NIYANTRA 2016


Winner : NIY 13- Path Detector Designed For Visually Challenged

Santhiya Rajan- Sri Eshwar College Of Engineering

Path Detector is a smart cane which enlightens the visullay impaired people to acclimatize their environment which they find it more difficult for navigation by utlizing the traditional white cane.

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First Runners-Up : NIY 93- SAPER (A Semi-Autonomous Pipeline Exploration Robot)

Rohit Kashyap - Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology

Rahul Kashyap - K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering

The aim of this project is to propose and design a robot that can help municipalities identify the problems in the existing network of ducts and pipelines before they can lead to disasters like floods, contaminated drinking water, health hazards, etc.

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Second Runners-Up : I - Farmer

Ashik M H, Akhil Krishna U, Roche Periyanayagam C - Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore

A mobile robot to perform automatic seeding and moistening the soil after the seeding at a defined space interval. The moistening system also provides flexibility to configure as a standlaone fertilizer/pesticide spraying system which can be extensively used for climbers and small bush plants

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Meet the winners of NIYANTRA 2015


Winner : Vihaan - World's first movable Smart Bin

Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad

The Autonomous movable dustbin travels on a predefined path and is programmed to not only stop when someone approaches it to dump waste but also dump the collected waste at a predefined location when it reaches it capacity. To make it affordable and economic in the long run, a LCD screen has been installed in the front so that it can serve as a moving advertisement platform and thereby help earn money for the inventor/business.

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Winner : Scavenger Bot - The Autonomous Street Cleaner

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai

Scavenger Bot cleans up the area provided by google maps. It plans its trajectory in real time and cleans the area avoiding any obstacles present in its way.

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Runners-Up : Tennis Tutor

Kumaraguru College of Technology (Autonomous)

A smart ball throwing machine to which a player can never find a sequence of the manner in which he will face the ball. The system has been embedded with features such as Myo and Android App based control to make it even more attractive.

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Meet the winners of NIYANTRA 2014


Winner : Rover InDUS (Industrial, Defense & Unmanned Ground system)

Hindustan University, Chennai

InDUS is a rover which is multifunction robot integrated all terrain Drive System, Robotic Arm, GPS Navigation system, Remotely controlled, Data logging , Equipped camera at different position and system is also capable of running through solar power (if surface area of solar panel is increased).

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Meet the winners of NIYANTRA 2013


Winner : Autonomous Surface Monitoring Robot

University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Chandigarh


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Runners-Up : LabVIEW Based Farm Automation Using Android

Sona College of Technology, Salem

The project proposes a remote controlled robot equipped with a robotic arm and a camera, whose operation will be controlled by an android application (Data Dashboard) or remote Front panel through labVIEW to make easier the task of the farmer by using the various tools of the robot.

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