ME-ARC-SJEC: Inauguration of Activities of Automation and Robotics Club for 2017-18

Sep 20, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

The inauguration of activities for the academic year 2017-18 of ARC-SJEC (Automation and Robotics Club) driven by the Department of Mechanical Engineering was held on 20th September 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Sophia Chambers of Academic Block – III.

Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC presided over the ceremony. Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department was present on the dais along with the President of ARC-SJEC, Mr Uttam Bangera and Secretary of ARC-SJEC, Mr Mohammed Hussainer. Mr Jegan R. Mani, Principal Engineer – Hardware and Simulation, Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship – Bengaluru was present online for the inaugural ceremony.

Mr Hussainer welcomed the gathering and Mr Uttam Bangera presented the annual report of the ARC-SJEC Club activities for 2016-2017. The new office bearers of the club were then felicitated by the dignitaries. Addressing the gathering, Dr Rio D’Souza spoke about the influence of automation and robotics on modern world and highlighted the challenges faced. He spoke about the need to assess the control over automated systems and decision making aspects of automated systems.

Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa congratulated the ARC-SJEC Club for its activities over the past year and wished the club well for the upcoming academic year. He advised the students to make full use of the opportunity of being a member of the club.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by a webinar on Internet of Things IoT by Mr Jegan R Mani. Mr Jegan introduced IoT to the gathering and explained in detail the components of IoT. He spoke about developing and deploying algorithms for Edge Nodes and connecting to aggregation services.

The talk was followed by an interaction with the Resource Person.

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