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Workshop on Robot Operating System ( ROS )

The workshop on ROS was conducted by RAS IEEE SB CET on 7th and 8th of October, 2017. The workshop was attended by 20 participants from various branches of both B.Tech and M.Tech. The workshop was handled by Aditya Vijaykumar, Engineer at ASIMOV Robotics and an alumni of CET. Gokul Krishnan, Athul Krishna, Nayana B and Ramakrishnan were the spot volunteers. By the end of the event, the participants had a basic understanding of all the major topics. They also had the opportunity to do a small project on mine detection. The sessions lasted from 9 am to 5 pm on both days and food and snacks were provided to all participants.

Swarm Robotics Series: Session 3-OpenCV

The second session on OpenCV ,as part of the ongoing Swarm Robotics Workshop series , was conducted by RAS IEEE SB CET on 9th October,2017 at EC Seminar Hall. The session lasted from 4 to 6:15pm and was attended by around 50 students from various branches. Various concepts in image processing and frequently used functions were covered. The session was handled by Athul and Adithya was the spot volunteer.

Mock Placement Drive Series- Resume Writing

The first session of the Mock Placement Drive Series was conducted by IEEE WIE, SB CET on 6.10.2017 at EC Seminar Hall from 4:15 to 6:00 pm. The session which was open to all, was on Resume Writing. The session was handled by Jerrin James who explained the various elements in a resume and the hints to  making a good one using ResumeLab. IEEE ResumeLab is an online service that allows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using a wide array of resume templates. The session witnessed a participation of 25 enthusiastic students. Various questions regarding resume making were raised at the end of the session. The session concluded with Sai Lakshmi explaining about the Adobe Women in Tech Scholarship.

The session garnered positive reviews from the attendees. The successive sessions of the series which will be on Interview and Group Discussion will be conducted soon.

Swarm Robotics Series: Session 2-OpenCV

The second session of the RAS Swarm Robotics Workshop series was conducted on 27 September 2017 at the EC Seminar Hall from 4pm to 6:15 pm. The session, covering basics of OpenCV was handled by Athul Krishna A with Vaishnav J as a spot volunteer. The session was attended by around 60 students. A task, to be completed using OpenCV and python, was given to the participants to ensure that they review the topics covered before the next session.

Matlab Series -Session 1

Date: 3.08.17
Venue: EC Seminar Hall
No of participants:33
Class handled by:Vaishnav J
Spot Volunteers:Abhishek P,Athul Krishna A,Riya Santhosh

Report by Riya Santhosh

The first session on MATLAB conducted by the SPS chapter,IEEE SB CET had a turn out of around 30 students.Classes were handled by Vaishnav J of S5,EEE.The session was meant to be an introduction to MATLAB;its scope,applications etc.The greatly interactive session began at around 4:10pm and topics such as plotting and representation of several functions,functions included in the MATLAB package were covered.The software was also given out to all those who attended the session.The session ended by 6pm.

Swarm Robotics Series: Session 1-Python

The first session of the RAS Swarm robotics workshop series was held on 15/09/2017, Friday at the EC-Seminar Hall. The session, on Python programming, was handled by Dakshinaa, and lasted from 4pm to 6:15pm. Athul Krishna A and Nayana B were the spot volunteers. The session saw a participation of 84 students as 21 teams from first and second year, and across all branches. The session was meant to familiarise the participants with the basics of the language. The topics covered include datatypes, decision making and data structures .