March 25, 2019

Introductory Training on Robotics and Industrial Automation


Training on LINE FOLLOWER ROBOT and BT CONTROLLED ROBOT, using Arduino, under CoE in Robotics and Industrial Automation

MVJ College of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, organized an introductory training on Robotics and Industrial Automation using arduino, where students trained on Basics of Robotics, Line follower and Bluetooth Controlled robot. This training was conducted by Mr. Bhanuteja G (AP, ECE) and 6 students from the 2nd semester participated in this training. The training was coordinated by Ms. Varsha P H (AP, ECE).

As the Robots industry is reaching its pinnacle, there is a rapidly multiplying opportunity in Construction, Industrial, Military and Office robots. The journey of robotics learning starts with basic design and control. The Training program started with the Trainer explaining what a robot is, how humans are better than robots, the parameters to be considered for designing any robot and the difference between micro controllers and development board.

The training was conducted on 18th and 19th March, 2019. This training was divided into three sessions. In the first session, the Trainer explained to the trainees about the basics of robotics, how to choose the components for different robots, and further went on to talk about the ARDUINO board and the components required for a basic robot. At the end of the session, students understood the architecture of Arduino Uno board and how to interface electronics components with the board.

The second session of the training dealt with designing the simplest Autonomous robot, i.e. Line follower. Students were taught about IR Sensors, and how infrared radiations are used to detect the change in colours. Students interfaced IR sensor with Arduino, and displayed its status on LED. Later, Mr. Bhanuteja taught students how to solder the wire connections to motors, and how to code for the Line follower.

On Day 2, students learnt about selecting different motors, based on the application. Mr. Venu Prasad (6th semester, ECE) and Mr. Mohamed Rilwan (8th semester, ECE) explained about the HC-05 Bluetooth module, and how to communicate with android platform from Arduino, using serial communications. By the end of the session, students were able to prepare Bluetooth controlled robot.


  • Students learnt about the basics of robotics and how to choose microcontroller, and motors for different robotic applications.
  • The participants understood the basics of Robotics, how a human is better than a robot, and the parameters to be considered for different applications.
  • Students comprehended the difference between Mechatronics system and a Robot.
  • Students learnt about different sensors and use of motor driver.
  • Students had a hands-on session on soldering.
  • Students learnt to build Line follower and Bluetooth controlled robot.