December 28, 2016

Information Technology University hosted its 5th Robotics Exhibition at the iconic Arfa Software Technology Park. The exhibition titled Machines of the Future: Robots showcased 14 robots that were designed and constructed by ITU students after taking Talha Rehmani’s Electronic Circuit Design class.

The objective of the 5th Robotics Exhibition was to help ITU students apply their classroom takeaways and develop a culture of innovation and practical approach. Under the supervision of course instructor Talha Rehmani, ITU students showed demos of their robots as well as their websites and technical reports.

In the expo, the students showcased robots including; Rekhta, an ultimate Urdu word predictor and transliterator that works in Roman and Noori Nastaleeq; Windope, a window cleaning robot designed and built to save the lives of window cleaners who work in adverse environments to clean windows in high-rise buildings; Mawazin, a medical product that ensures safety against over-dose of anesthesia medicine and administers drugs at a controlled rate; Machine-e-Meharbani, a vending machine that takes plastic bottles as credit and in return provides food to homeless people; The Eye-Writer, a robot designed for paralyzed people to help them do various tasks such as writing or controlling switch buttons by simple movements of their eyes; Taabat-ul-Miyah, a robot that can autonomously control a residential water motor based on water pressure from the main supply.

The Robotics Exhibition was presided by Dr. Umar Saif, Vice Chancellor of ITU, and the chief guests of the exhibition were Mr. Inzamam-ul-Haq, a legendary personality of the Pakistan Cricket Team and Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team and former cricketer. The honorary guests included leading journalists, educationalists, and CEOs from various companies.