Ongoing Projects


The aim of this project is to build an autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to assist people during disasters by:

Mechanical Electrical Computer Science
Ajay Prasad Ajay Bisht Arpit Jain
Anmol Mishra H. Bharadwaj Harshit Vats
Kshitij Mittal Niharika Yeddanapudi Shivam Srivastava
Prashanthi Balamurugan Rohit Rathnam N
Pranjal Samarth Thej Aravindan
Damodharan K
Generic Quadcopter

AIAA Engine Design Competition

The AIAA Foundation organises design competitions every year. These competitions offer a great opportunity for students to participate in a simulated real-world problem. SEDS Projects Team is participating in one such design competition organised by AIAA.

The current benchmark of the Turboprop engine used in PC-21 aircraft is the PT6A-68B, a single spool gas turbine that has a 2-stage free turbine.

We aim to improvise this design by studying the working of various turbo engines and their components, thereby aiming to increase the efficiency of the model by assessing specific parameters.

Badriveer Thota
Dhruv Vijapuri
Neelesh Katoch
Keshu Jat
Nitin Rameseshan
Naman Soni
Anushka Vargantwar
Generic Engine

Chess Playing Bot

This project will be using a raspberry pi along with a camera. The camera will recognize the current state of the chess board. Using the analysis the loaded chess engine will compute the best possible move. A robotic arm with 6 degree of motion is also interfaced with the raspberry pi. Using reverse kinematic algorithm the arm will perform the required action.

Mayank Agarwal
Saransh Dabas
Tanmay Jhunjhunwala


Team Hydra, a subdivision of SEDS Projects Team is participating in the IARRC (International Autonomous Robot Racing Challenge). The competition provides students with real-world, hands-on engineering design challenges, including components of mechanical, computer, control software, and system integration.

The aim of this project is to build a small semi-rugged outdoor vehicle which will be able to carry a payload of at least 10kg. All of the car controls should be completely autonomous.

Mechanical Electrical Computer Science Management
Prathik Sunku Anirudh Mandhar Ojaswi Kumar Harsh Vani
Subhro Bardhan Amit A K Saumay Khandelwal Heena Amrhin
Arpit Srivastava
Kavan Soni

IARRC 2017 Track

Optical methods of automated power factor control

Maintaining power quality has become crucial so as to cater the demand of today's energy needs. This project is aimed at creating an automated system of power factor control by the application of optoelectronics, an area still unexplored.

This approach is different than the conventional method of adding capacitors to the circuits and make the control possible from the supply side. Two members of the team are currently doing a research project on this topic.

Amit Prasad
Waris Khan

Done And Dusted

By Amit Prasad, Manu Sharma and Vamsi Raju

Self-balancing bot, as the name suggests is a robot that balances itself on two wheels. It uses the MPU6050 sensor to measure the tilt. The Arduino processes the readings from the sensors using the PID algorithm and accordingly forces the motors to change the direction to balance the bot in a vertical position.

Self-Balancing Bot
By Amit Prasad, Manu Sharma and Vamsi Raju

This robot moves on the basis of input translated from hand gestures (tilt of hand) made by the person controlling it. It can move in all four directions and is wireless. It uses an RF module to communicate between the transmitter on the glove and receiver on the bot. It also has PWM, the more the hand is tilted in a direction the more is the speed of the robot.

Gesture-Control Bot
By Dhruv Vijapuri

Gravity Light is a device that uses the potential energy of a mass 'm' at a height that is made to fall. The basic principle here is the conservation of energy, and its transformation from one form to another. During the fall, the potential energy is converted into electrical energy using a system of pulleys and a generator. This is used to light up an LED lamp to give light. This device can be used to replace fuel lamps in third world countries and provide a sustainable source of energy to millions.

Gravity Light
By Arpit Srivastava and Harshit Vats

The human skin detection project is used to detect human skin from the video feed; the skin portion is detected frame by frame and result is returned in a separate window.

Skin Detection

By Akshay Joshi, Sohini Chakraborty, Anushka Vargantwar, Subhro Bardhan, Shashank Amin, Keshu Jat

Designing a UAV that works on the working principle of the Coanda effect. The flow from a high speed jet engine mounted in a pod over the wing produces increased lift by dramatically increasing the velocity gradient in the shear flow in the boundary layer. In this velocity gradient, particles are blown away from the surface, thus lowering the pressure there. In order to decide upon a design for this UAV, certain limiting factors had to be taken into consideration, namely the payload of electronic equipment that would need to be incased and secured somewhere within the fuselage. As our UAV works on the principle of Coanda effect, hence the design is of the hemispherical shape.

By Faisal

It is a security drone made to monitor the security of your surroundings with the help of Face Recognition Sofware (FRS). The components required are Frame Motor x4, Electronic Speed Control (ESC) x4, Flight Control Board, Radio transmitter and receiver, Propeller x4 (2 clockwise and 2 counter-clockwise), Battery and Charger.

Quadcopter-FRS Security Drone
By Pranav Naidu

An app based game (tic tac toe) developed for android smartphones using Photoshop and Android Studio.


By Kaustubh Sakhalkar

The project aimed at identifying a marker in a video which was stored in the database. 16 different markers were defined and the algorithm recognized and tracked the objects in the video successfully.

By Neelesh Katoch, Raina Srivastava

Portable bridge vehicle was aimed to create a vehicle carrying a portable bridge which would help the other vehicle and itself to go over the difficult terrain. The bridge layer unfolds and launches its cargo, providing a ready-made bridge across the obstacle in only minutes. Once the span has been put in place, the vehicle detaches from its bridge, and moves aside to allow traffic to pass. Once all the vehicles have crossed, it crosses the bridge itself and reattaches to the bridge on the other side. It then retracts the span and is ready to move again.

By Parin Jhaveri

It first uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles ahead using ultrasonic waves. On sensing obstacles the sensor passes this data to the microcontroller. The microcontroller then processes this data and calculates if the obstacle is close enough. If the obstacle is not that close the circuit does nothing. If the obstacle is close the microcontroller sends a signal to sound a buzzer.