Inauguration of Robotics Lab under e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative

e-Yantra, a project in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), IIT Bombay, is a flagship project of MHRD through the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) to spread Embedded systems and Robotics education in colleges across India.


e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) is a holistic approach to


  1. Impart theoretical and programming knowledge to teachers through workshops,

  2. Provide hands-on experience to teachers through an online Task Based Training (TBT) and

  3. Help colleges set up their own Robotics labs.

Under this initiative, Robotics Club of GSFC University, has setup a Robotics Laboratory, undergoing all the training and procedure stipulated by IIT-Bombay. This lab is setup at a cost of Rs. 2.5 Lakh.


The Robotics laboratory was inaugurated at School of Technology, GSFC University by Shree P. K. Taneja, IAS (Retd), Former Addl. Chief Secretary to Govt. of Gujarat, President, GSFC University and Dr. Nikhil Zaveri, Provost (Vice Chancellor) by cutting the ribbon with two Firebird V robot operating on line follower and obstacle identifier.

Robotics Club Coordinators welcomed the dignitaries present on the occasion.

Students of Robotics Club demonstrated following tasks with Firebird V robot:

  1. Line Follower

  2. Obstacle identification and avoidance

  3. Drawing GSFCU with Robots

  4. LCD display of message and distance traveled

Students of Robotics Club also presented and demonstrated following tasks with their own created robots MARC V and MARC VI:


  1. Operating MARC V with mobile using Bluetooth

  2. Operating MARC VI for identifying obstacle and changing the path to avoid obstacle.


On the occasion, President, GSFC University and Provost, GSFC University the official signage board of the lab given by IIT-Bombay was also unveiled.


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Last updated on : 20    Jan. 2021


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