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CFI students at IIT-Madras create record in cleaning with Robots

Chennai, Oct 30 (UNI) Students from the Centre For Innovation (CFI)
at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) have created an
Asia and India records for operating the "largest number of Robots
cleaning an area."
Representatives from the Asia Book of Records and India Book of
Records adjudicated the event, which took place last evening at the
Students Activities Centre (SAC) in the IIT-M campus.
A provisional certificate was awarded after the completion of the event.
The final certification would follow after validation and assessment of
the record evidences submitted by the Investigation Team of Asia Book
of Records and the India Book of Records, a release from IIT-M said today.
As many as 270 students belonging to several disciplines fabricated a
total of 45 robots at the CFI Workshop in IIT-M.
Each robot consisted of a high RPM motor at its centre, with two rotating
scrub pads that directed the dust into the Central Suction Mechanism, which
was collected by a filter in the vacuum tunnel. They were controlled over
Bluetooth from an App based on Android platform.
The robots cleaned an area of 750 sqft simultaneously non-stop for more
than 15 minutes to create a new record.
No manual intervention was allowed inside the cleaning area after the start
of the exercise.
Speaking about the initiative, Prof B Ravindran, Faculty-in-Charge, CFI,
said, “Robotics is one of the oldest co-curricular activity "at IIT-M.
''In the past, IIT-M teams have successfully participated in various global
competitions'', he said.
This record is the latest in the list of achievements of the robotics groups
at the Centre for Innovation, he added.
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