Socio-Technical Research Award


During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdown, I converted a hospital trolley into a remotely controlled automated robot. The robot was designed to safely deliver food and medication to COVID-19 patients. It also had a display screen, camera, and speaker, which allowed doctors to communicate with patients via video. The robot was tested at AIIMS Nagpur and received a lot of attention on social media due to its rapid development in just nine days. I not only recieved recognition for this work but also got funding from the Alumini Association of VNIT for further development of Sahayak.

Jan 26, 2022
Harshad Zade
Harshad Zade
First Year Graduate Student