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SENSORS, the national level technical symposium of the Instrumentation and Control Engineering department of NIT Trichy, is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of the department. Sensors has a long and distinguished history dating back to 1997 when the staff and the students felt the need for a forum where the academicians and industry can converge to discuss the latest trends in the field of Instrumentation and Control. The essence of Sensors is to transcend classrooms and facilitate learning through informative guest lectures from eminent personalities, hands-on workshops to give students a feel for the subjects and innovative and challenging events that pit some of the brightest minds in the country against one another.
Another aspect of this prestigious event is that all the students of the department come forward enthusiastically to organize the event thus fostering teamwork, creativity and management skills in the technocrats of tomorrow. The previous edition held in October 2018 saw a multitude of new events, a plethora of workshops being organized. As the previous edition turned out to be a humongous success, the expectations among the student and the teaching fraternity have exceeded to an unexpected high for the next edition of SENSORS, which is scheduled to happen on 18th and 19th of October, 2019.

Workshops

Robotics - Follow-Me Bot

Ever wanted a pet to faithfully follow you everywhere? Worried about the hassle of raising one? Fret not, as we've got robotics to save the day. We'll design a robot which uses the visual input taken from your phone camera and follows you. There's no doubt, through Follow- Me Bot we will get to know what robotics is all about.

Take away:

Inertial Measurement Unit, PID control, Bang Bang control, Kinematics, Inverse Kinematics, Swarm robotics, SLAM, Computer vision.
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Artificial Intelligence Gaming

Ever wondered if machines learn from their mistakes just like we humans do? Sensors brings you the most trending concepts in science in the form of Reinforcement Learning (AI-RL) by combining it with some exciting games. Learn to train your computer to be the best by using powerful algorithms like Q-learning, Q-deep learning, and so on.

Take away:

Python, Keras, Reinforcement learning algorithms.

App Development - Spy APP

Have you ever wondered how a spying app works? Why not make one for yourself? Detect the location, get extensive details about the monitored device just by giving a command. Develop a full-fledged clone of Spy app - SPYZIER, from the very basic, working with map, accessing screenshot and other details of the monitored device without the knowledge of the user.

Take away:

Fully developed and working prototype of SPYZIER app, basics of firebase, basics of Android programming, basics of client - server architecture and a lot more .
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Image Processing - Invisibility Cloak

Have you ever been fascinated by Harry Potter's Invisibility cloak and wanted one for yourself? What if we tell you that you could achieve something similar? Not with spells, but with image processing! Head to the Sensors Image Processing Workshop to delve into the world of Computer Vision! Here, you will learn image and video processing techniques like colour detection and image masking that could make you question reality. After having mastered OpenCV, you will learn how to conjure up the code to create your virtual Invisibility cloak.

Take away:

Introduction to python, Basics of image processing, Introduction to OpenCV, Functions in OpenCV.

Web Development - Miniature Facebook

If you ever wondered about how popular social websites like Facebook, Twitter work, then wonder no more. At this Sensors web development workshop, you will learn how to create your own social app and send friend requests and see others' posts. You will get to learn about how server-client architecture work and more. What are you waiting for? Register for Sensors Web Dev workshop immediately and dive into the World Wide Web!

Take away:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
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Gesture Controlled Drone - Aerodrone

Imagine being a wizard who can pilot drones without an actual remote control! Do you have the gravity-defying power at your disposal? Believe it or not, all of the magical sauce required to make this possible is embedded in your hands. To experience this fantasy, join us at the gesture-controlled drones workshop where you will be empowered with all the technology needed for it.

Take away:

Drone, Python, Gesture Recognition using Xbox Kinect, Basics of Wireless Transmissions. Drone control using PID Controller.

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