Friday, August 3, 2012

SSUET students produce Rope Climbing Surveillance Robot

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

Another feather was added to the cap of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, when four of its students came up with an innovative product which could create waves.

The group of four students of the Computer Engineering department of batch 2008 comprising of Kinza Zafar, Murtaza Ali, Faizan Mahmood and Noorul Saba, under the supervision of faculty member Noman Khan, have designed and produced a modern Rope Climbing Surveillance Robot installed with the latest technology that can transfer luggage and heavy material from one place to another, even to the high places. They took seven months to produce the robot at a cost of Rs 70,000.

Installed with cameras, it can also keep an eye on the goods and activities of human resource. The robot easily moves through the rope in any direction and it can automatically run by the remote with fed information.

Kinza Zafar revealed that the robot can be used in the construction field, warehouses etc. to carry goods and other material from one place to the other, and also to check the goods and activities of the persons. She disclosed that the material used in the robot is although available in Pakistan but it is very expensive.

“The Rope Climbing Robot with Surveillance Capability can climb rope vertically and horizontally. It can be operated with the help of remote control or automatically. It has a moveable camera on its head for surveillance purpose. It has weight carrying and dropping feature. It can carry pay load of 2-3 kg,” she explained.

“Industries and organizations can hire our services to produce robot for them commercially since we have skill and technique. We only need heavy machinery,” Kinza stated.