Robo Revolution

Design workshop on swimming robots, covering cutting-edge design and development of their navigation and control system

Event Details


Centre for Innovation
IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036 India


September 22, 2016 2:30 am - September 25, 2016 11:30 am



swissnex India, Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich, Centre for Innovation of IIT Madras, and Workbench Projects are conducting a robotics design workshop. The workshop will focus on design and development of a navigation and control system for ‘Nanins’ edutainment robots developed at ETH Zurich. Thirty-five participants from IITs across the country will enable Nanins to go deep underwater and collect water quality data while minimizing energy usage. This workshop is specially designed to encourage innovative ideas for water quality measurement in an automated way to aid global health challenges in preventing water quality-related diseases.

The workshop will enable the participants to gain:

  • Hands-on experience on LabVIEW
  • Working on CFD (Computational fluid design) and Aerodynamic design
  • Deeper understanding of CAD and modeling
  • Integration of water quality sensors and other electronic components
  • Diving controller design and implementation

For any enquiries contact:
Navya M S (+91. 80. 4941 2000 extn: 845393 /, or
Pavan Kumar (+91 9663090123 /


Stefan Bertschi is working as an engineer at the Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich since 9 years, where he leads the robotics laboratory, supports the research teams and established a school outreach program. He holds a professional bachelor HF in electronics and a postgraduate Diploma NDS-HF in computer science. He has long years of experience working as a test engineer in civil aeronautical systems (navigation, autopilot) and as an operation manager at a Swiss machine manufacturer. Beside his job he is a passionate mountaineer.
Stefan Bertschi
Raghav Khanna did his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and his Masters at ETH Zurich where he was awarded the ETH Medal for building a novel thermal energy storage for solar power during his masters thesis. He is currently a graduate student at the Autonomous Systems Lab under the guidance of Professor Roland Siegwart where he works on using autonomous aerial vehicles and data analysis to map farms and help farmers produce more and better quality crops with less chemical input, as part of the Flourish European Project.
Raghav Khanna

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