Product Innovation Lab is sponsored by 3DPLM Dassult systems

Faculty Team:

Dr. M. M. Bhoomkar (HOD Mechanical)
Prof. V. S. Chavan (Lab Incharge)
Prof. K. D. Agashe (Co-Lab I/C)
Prof. P.P. Bhide (member)

Laboratory Equipment:

1. Robotic Arm

Robotic arm has been covered a variety of fields, including manufacturing industry, medical treatment, security control and other application. It plays as an assistant, an operator or even a work partner,like“Jarvis”!

DFLG6DOF is a bionic robotic arm, it consists of six servo motors, corresponding to the arm, elbow, wrist (2 degrees of freedom), five joints and one rotating base in all. Each joint can move in a certain range, and the base can be rotated about 180 degrees. With 24 channel veyron servo controller, all action can be controlled via PC software, supporting online debug and wireless control. In a word, this is a high cost performance, easy to use robot arm. It is real a good robot demonstration teaching platform and DIY robotic arm.

The servo can be connected directly to the arduino IO expansion shield or the Romeo robot microcontroller, and arduino servo library makes it easier to use.

2. Poppy Humanoid Robot

Poppy Humanoid integrates advanced robotic features in a modular and easy-to-use open source platform.Based on advanced Robotis actuators and neat 3D printed parts, it allows for anyone (artists, educators, developpers or scientists) to freely use it and hack it in their very own way.The robot is designed to be fully hacked, therefore the following specifications are the standard ones and can be easily modified or upgraded to fit specific needs.

Poppy Humanoid v1.0.2

  • Size: 83cm
  • Mass: 3.5kg
  • Embedded system: Odroid XU4 with Ubuntu 14.04
  • 25 actuators
  • Large FOV and HD camera

3. Rain Sensing Viper Mechanism

It consist of maruti omni viper assembly and IR sensor. The input from IR sensor is send to arduino board which activate the relay to operate viper motor. This platform help to understand the working of rain sensing viper and also enables them to experiments with different set of input and sensors.

4. Auto simulator

It consist of vehicle model operated through joystick with ardiuno interface. It has three linear servos and one motor to simulate vehicle motion. This platform provide to study mathematical model of vehicle.

5. Lego Robotic Kit

Powerful LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3! LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 gives you the power to create and command your own robotic LEGO creatures, vehicles, machines and inventions! By combining LEGO® elements with a programmable brick, motors and sensors, you can make your creations walk, talk, grab, think, shoot and do almost anything you can imagine! The 31313 set comes with building instructions for 17 awesome LEGO robotic

Project Developed using lego kits

6. 3D Printer

Activities done under this lab

  1. Training to student on 3DExperience Platform where they undergo following modules like Part design, Assembly, Mechanism Design, Dymola BehaviorModeling, Simulia and Delmia. Training is conducted at College under the mentorship of 3DPLM
  2. These selected students undergoes Dassult certification.
  3. Training on lego kit as audit course.
  4. Project and product development for final year project.
  5. Support and training to students to participate in Akruti competition.

Product Innovation Lab is working on a project “Build and Control of Bionic arm using EMG signal”. The project is sponsored by LA Foundation, Dassault Systems. The amount is Rs.3,85,000

The major goal of the project is to provide the society with low cost, light weight Bionic arm for the amputees. This bionic arm will be controlled by the EMG signals taken from the amputees.

The main research will be concentrated around increasing the Degree of Freedom of the bionic arm and improving its functionality. The EMG signal will be extracted from the human body, transforms will be applied to it and features will be extracted from the data. Further by applying classification and various Machine Learning algorithms, the learning model will be built. Most of the prosthetic arms designed and used in India are very costly yet, they fail to provide the high Degree of Freedom (DOF).

Due to less DOF, the movements of the arm are restricted to only a few actions like gripping. It is proposed to design a bionic arm with more Degree of Freedom and yet cost effective. Using 3 D printing, a light weight bionic arm would be fabricated.Board of College and University Development (BCUD) sponsors key projects with the intention of strengthening research and development activity.