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Students design India's answer to US drones

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  1. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Unmanned tank can be of particular help to security forces in low-intensity conflicts

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    The Defence Ministry has been spending crores developing equipments for protection against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) weapons and leakages but the students of a private university in Faridabad have come up with a unique cost-effective solution.
    A group of three students have designed an unmanned ground vehicle 'Wizitank' that can serve and protect military, law enforcement and security professionals engaged in low-intensity conflict and anti-terrorism activities in urban and unstructured environments.

    In order to navigate autonomously, the vehicle is mounted with sensors for evaluating the terrain and has software for interpreting the data, path planning to decide a safe course of action, and control to oversee that plan.

    Tushar Chugh, third year mechanical engineering student of Manav Rachna College of Engineering who pioneered the entire operation said, "This vehicle is innovative and cost-effective. Sensing and interpretation of the terrain and environment are the most challenging tasks. This vehicle can help in generating terrain profile, detect positive and negative obstacles and build geometric profile."

    "This can be part of the low intensity conflict/explosive ordnance disposal programme and homeland security to carry out tasks into a variety of undesirable, hazardous, and potentially life-threatening environments in stealth and NBC threats," Chugh added.

    The trio also represented the country at Imagine Cup 2010 Worldwide Finals in Warsaw, Poland where they featured in the top 15 teams of the tournament in their category.

    Imagine Cup, organized by Microsoft encourages young people to apply their imagination, passion, and creativity to bring to life technology innovations that can make a difference in the world.

    The technologies for the autonomous navigation are multidisciplinary which includes kinematics, real time perception system, multi sensors data fusion, localization and path planning and robust vehicle control.

    'Wizitank' has been designed and carefully simulated to make sure that it traverses the path with no hindrance. "We have used chain drive and have mounted cogged belt over these chains.

    It ensures a good tractive force between wheel and ground and better stability over uneven tracks resulting elimination of chances of skidding or toppling," said Retd. Wing Cdr. Prof. M.S. Giri, Dean, Academics, Manav Rachna College of Engineering, who also guided the students in this project


    Students design India's answer to US drones
     
  2. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    isn't missing something? oh yeah, just a turret.

    There's no point to it without a turret and if you integrate a turret, you need to create a chassis tough enough to be able to handle the recoil of the turret. In the end it would be no different than a regular tank.

    Tanks can't go out on surveillance missions for obvious reasons. This is not an answer to UAVs. Just a college project.
     
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    such projects were active among the college students for a long time,nothing much of military importance
     
  4. Devianz

    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I remember a TV program named robot wars..a competition involving remote controlled miniature vehicles...contesting teams have to make remote operated machines that will fight with opposing team's machines. The vehicles also come with a variety of weapons.

    For more info check the link
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Wars_(TV_series)

    Also check out the cool videos...






    compared to these beasts... this is just a puppy
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Yeah, I used to watch Robot wars.

    The robots by guests were good but the ones by host were simple DEADLY. Barely anyone beat the host robots.
     
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    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    True.... video 3 shows such a rare case.. Razer beating the crap out of matilda.....:D
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i also used to watch this programme,it showcased awesome robots
     
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    The Germans operated mobile radio controlled mines during World War II. Glad to see Indias catching up.
     
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    goliath
     
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    if we don't respect such minds then maybe indians would find them in some french,german,or some american company making these projects for them because in india students don't have many resources and that too from a college in faridabad think about it bro, we people in india don't get to express our talent as parents think that it's waste of time. Even i'am doing engineering have lots of ideas but i don't have time to turn my ideas into reality......so maybe i would prefer to go abroad to work on such project.....:(
     
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