Tactile Gaming Vest (TGV)

The TGV was demonstrated at HAPTICS SYMPOSIUM 2010 in Waltham, MA (Boston Area) and received some honorable mention in IEEE Spectrum and WIRED. The article in Penn Gazette gives a very good user response of the vest.

TGV is a haptic feedback device designed to increase the immersiveness of first- and third-person shooter games. The vest includes a multitude of solenoids, eccentric-mass motors, and Peltier elements controlled by custom electronics and a personal computer. When the player’s character experiences injury in the game, the vest simulates the appropriate sensation (bullet hit, vibration, and/or heat) in the correct location on the player’s body. Beyond shooter games, we believe similar systems could be used to enhance laser tag, military training, movie watching, and other games.

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Lynx – Autonomous Indoor Vehicle (AIV)

Finally, The cat’s out of the bag, so I can talk about my work at Adept. Introducing the sleek and sexy Lynx, a new mobile robot platform from Adept Technology.

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The System includes:

  1. Adept Lynx Mobile Platform
  2. Graphical User Interface Touch Screen
  3. 24 VDC Battery Pack
  4. User Interface Wheel Indicating Vehicle Intent and Status
  5. Programmable Voice and Audio Prompts

I built the Graphical User Interface Touch Screen and User Interface Wheel Indicating Vehicle Intent and Status. for the system, as well as helped with some portion of the main robot body. So glad to see the product.

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Android-Droid Bot – IOIO Bot

Since I decided to conduct a workshop on Android based Robotics, I started looking for a suitable platform I can use to teach robotics.

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I wanted to use IOIO board and had already convinced Ytai Ben-Tsvi (Inventor of IOIO) to co-teach the workshop with me. Not able to find what I was looking for I decided to build one of my own (thanks to Techshop). Here’s a simple IOIObot that we used for the workshop with IOIO, Servo, DC Motor and Breadboard. Checkout the video below to see what one of the student came up with at the end of 2 days workshop.

Cloud Robotics Hackathon

My 1st Robotics Hackathon!!!

I believe it was the 1st ever Robotics Hackathon. Never heard of Robot Hackathon before!

The Hackathon was organized and lead primarily by the RobotShop to promote the Robot Cloud MyRobots. But in Santa Clara it was hosted by the Robot Launchpad and Citrix Start-up Accelerator. (Thanks Andra and Michael).

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Robot Hand – Weekend Project

It had been really long since I built something. So just to get over the itch, I hacked up this simple project over a few hours this Sunday.

Project:

I found this really inexpensive ($12) toy arm at a local shop. Wanting to experiment with it, I hooked up some servos to the device and automated the arm

Here are few Pics and a video

SuRFing the OSIAN while tweeting

SuRF Development kit from People Power is an amazing 3×3 microcontroller development board that takes internet to the whole another level. I joined People Power as a QA Engineer in Oct 2010 and have been playing around with their development kit to get started with the Open Source IPv6 Automation Network (OSIAN).  Read More…

Unmanned Tandem Rotor Helicopter – DP-6 WHISPER

I worked as a Research Engineer (intern) at Dragonfly Pictures Inc for a span of 6 month. I worked with a team of hardware and software engineers, to design the avionics for an electric tandem unmanned helicopter product (DP-6 Whisper). I designed circuits and PCB’S for avionics control systems and DC/DC conversion systems for electric helicopters.

Due to the nature of the project and its application it is not possible to reveal any details of the project, but some information is provided on the company’s website here. DP-6 Whisper

 

LoLiT Corporation (Business Plan for DEKA Bionic Arm)

For EAS 546: Engineering Entrepreneurship II, my team decided to prepare a business plan for DEKA Bionic Arm. The team comprised of 5 people each assigned a separate responsibility as the part of the firm.

We decided to name the firm as LoLiT – Lost Limb replacement Technology Inc

Please read more to review the complete business plan…

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Bike Camera Mount

Simple, Clean, Green.

As a Final project for the IPD 501: Integrated CAD Manufacturing and Analysis, I and Mohit wanted to make something we can use over the summer. We both love riding Bikes and also we love to take pictures of all the places we have been to while riding. Well, it ain’t easy to do both simultaneously, thus we decided to make this camera mount for bikes. Its stable, has in integrated turn table with flash light and well not bad at all. All designed in Seimen’s NX 5 and manufactured in the 3D printer (Thanks UPENN :)).

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Blimp

As a part of MEAM 610: Advance Mechatronics, I and Mohit decided to make a Blimp. It was a fun project and a part of a bigger project shown in the video. We used PIC16F series of Micro-controller with two DC Geared motors. To keep the weight as light as possible, and increase the lift capacity, we used balsa wood and used two Blimp Ballons.

Flashlight

A LED Flashlight my first project for MEAM 610 – Advance Mechatronics

I built a Dual color Dual mode Led flashlight with Red and White Lights. The LED flashlight consisted of high beam ultra bright White led and high intensity red led. The Flashlight can be used either in blinking more or as torch light for either colors.

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ROBOTRON: Market Analysis of CkBots

CkBot is a self assembling robot, developed by Professor Mark Yim at University of Pennsylvania. The report aimed at shaping this technology-driven discovery into a customer-driven product, identify the target market for the product & developing a marketing strategy for penetrating the market. It also aims at providing an assessment of the total market potential to develop a dollar sales forecast over time for the product.

This project was developed for EAS 545: Engineering Entrepreneurship Course. View more to see the complete report…

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