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Harshad Zade

Harshad Zade

Final Year Undergraduate Student

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

Biography

How many robots do we see being used in the real world today? It is safe to say that robots have practically taken over the manufacturing and industrial sector, but deploying robots that could meaningfully collaborate with humans in unknown environments remains a challenge. In my opinion, the gap lies in the complex interplay between the software algorithms, which include perception, planning, controls, and the hardware. I care to build robots and implement state-of-the-art algorithms on hardware platforms and bring robots closer to humanity for our benefit. Particularly, I want to tackle the challenges in deploying bio-inspired robots in field robotics and work towards a socially significant problem

I have been working under Dr. Shital Chiddarwar at IvLabs since my sophomore year over various problem statements that involved developing novel and robust hardware platforms.

Apart from robotics, I play cricket, listen to music and play tabla. I also spend some time conducting workshops for the freshmen to promote a technical culture in the college.

Interests

  • Robotics
  • Bio inspired robotics
  • Embedded systems
  • Sports

Education

  • B.Tech. in Metallurgy and Materials, 2021*

    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

Projects

Reconfigurable Quadrupedal-Bipedal Snake Robots (ReQuBiS)

A re-configurable robot which can transition into biped, quadruped and snake configurations without any re-arrangement of modules.

Sahayak

A teleoperated differential-drive robot to deliver food packets and medicines to the COVID patients. Doctors can interact with patients from a safe distance using the onboard video conferencing system.

Multi Agent Wireless Sensor Network

Implemented a mesh network based on IEEE 802.15.4 to establish consensus in a swarm of robots. Established handshake using Atmega328p as well as TIVA TM4C123GXL launchpad.

Harmonic Motion Analyser

MATLAB based program to analyze motion equation and parameters. I Designed an algorithm for tracing path of a damped oscillator.

Hobby Projects

I enjoy taking up small handy projects like Line follower bot, Designed a manually controlled mobile robot, Fabricated a clap switch, Fabricated a cell phone charger.

Laser Security System

Implemented a laser security system with push notifications capability and real-time monitoring.

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Professor

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Dr. Shital S. Chiddarwar

Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering

Mentors

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Anshul Paigwar

Research Engineer, INRIA

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Rohan Thakker

Robotics Research Technologist, JPL NASA

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Co-founder

AidBots

May 2020 – Present India - France
Co-founder of a startup where we aim to develope autonomous differential drive robot for food and medicine delivery to the patients.
 
 
 
 
 

Technical Secretary

IvLabs

Jun 2019 – Present VNIT, Nagpur
IvLabs is the Robotics and Innovation Society run by the students of VNIT. I am the Technical Head of the managing council, responsible for resolving technical problems and providing sound technical support to the lab.
 
 
 
 
 

Member and Mentor

IvLabs

Jul 2018 – Present VNIT, Nagpur
I believe that Teaching is a great way to keep learning. So while I work on projects for my own development, I give my best to ensure that my mentees learn everything that I know. These are some of the projects I mentored directly or indirectly. Link1, Link2, Link3.
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Intern

IvLabs

May 2018 – Jul 2018 VNIT, Nagpur
Worked on a project Laser Security System as an intern. For more details of the project refer (link the projects section)

Contact

  • +91 7066333800
  • IvLabs, Seminar Hall 41, New Academic Building, VNIT, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 440010
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