With a focus on research, we intend to first understand the current state of the domain and thereafter push the boundaries. We will share our work done by publishing in Conference and Journals.

Publications

Smart Waste Segregation

Conference Name:

2021 IEEE 9th Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), 2021

Conference Date:

30 September - 2 October 2021

Authors:

G. Sanathkumar, K. J. Nagesh, G. Hadimani, Laxman, B. R. Charanraj and P. B. Honnavalli

Abstract:

The amount of waste generated is increasing at a rapid rate. This is due to the growth in population which in turn leads to urbanization and economic development. According to an estimate, the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of solid waste annually. By 2050, the expected growth in the amount of waste generated will be increased to 3.04 billion. Many countries, at present are facing lots of issues regarding the proper collection, segregation, and disposal of the solid waste generated. Improper methods adopted for the same can lead to various environmental hazards and can impact the health of the inhabitants. The economic value of waste is realized only after it is segregated. As the slogan states “Recycle today, for a better tomorrow”, the most important step in recycling waste is its proper segregation. This is better utilized if the segregation is at the source itself. In the present scenario, there is no one-stop solution that segregates solid waste into categories such as glasses, plastics, metals, and wet waste at the source of their generation itself. Most of the solid waste namely, glass and plastics are recyclable. Therefore, the proposed solution aims to segregate the wastes into the aforementioned categories with the help of various sensors available and automate the process of segregation, thereby reducing the manpower required for segregation which in turn reduces the occupational hazards of the manual workers.

Autonomous Sailing Boat

Conference Name:

Information and Communication Technology for Competitive Strategies (ICTCS 2020)

Conference Date:

July 06 2021

Authors:

R. Divya, N.Inchara, Zainab A. Muskaan, Prasad B Honnavalli, Charanraj B R

Abstract:

Among several self-sufficient surface vehicles, cruising mechanical autonomy is a successful innovation for lengthy haul missions and semi-persistent nearness in the seas. Self-governance of these vehicles as far as vitality will be accomplished by inexhaustible sunlight-based and wind power sources. The fundamental commitment of this paper is to design an autonomous sailing robot that explores the water surface and sends live video footage to the base station, the identification of the behavior of sailing, human–robot interaction, robot control, estimation of position, and obstacle detection. Major key applications for this vessel are the assessment of the nation’s ocean boundary and fishermen’s activity. The project presented is with a robotic vehicle which works automatically and manually and controls the moving object in the water the robot will capture and sends the information to the base system which helps to keep track of fisherman who cross the nation’s boundary unknowingly. Here, Arduino processor is inbuilt with interfacing a wireless Raspberry Pi camera. The servo motors are used to actuate in the ocean and provide movement in all directions.

A System to Retrofit Existing Infrastructure to be Smart and IoT Ready

Conference Name:

4th International Conference on Industrial Autonomous, Robotics and Control Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic (Scopus Indexed)

Conference Date:

September 13 - 15, 2020

Authors:

Dhanush Ravi, Chirag N Vijay, Prasad B Honnavalli, Charanraj B R

Abstract:

With this paper, the aim was to establish an ecosystem where an existing infrastructure could be retrofitted with the smart technologies and various appliances in a house could communicate with each other. This enables the existing infrastructure consisting of fans, lights and devices like refrigerator, geysers, and air-conditioners to be communication ready with upcoming technologies. The project was aimed to build systems that made homes safe, reliable, and self-sustained. New processes were set up that increased the efficiency of day to day tasks. One key goal along with the rest was to reduce the total carbon footprint of the house on the environment. The key functionalities included were to build secure mechanisms and logic for access control system and temperature monitoring and control system. Along with this, a system comprising of various sensors was built which could monitor water level in tanks, control valves and gas leakage which makes a house safe to live in. Keywords—Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Smart Systems, Automation, Networked Systems, Home Automation and Smart Home