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Constructing and Programming Robots using Lego Education Kit (Dr. Ashish Sureka, ABB Corporate Research-India)

April 08, 2017 10:00 am to 11:00 am   106, GICT building   Talks

Title: Constructing and Programming Robots using Lego Education Kit

Abstract: Lego Mindstroms EV3 is the one of the most popular and widely used robotics education kit in the world. Lego Mindsorms EV3 Education Kit provides several types of parts like the controller (called as brick), motors and sensors (like color, ultrasonic and touch sensors) as well as a visual programming system required for building and programming a variety of robots. Speaker will demonstrate how to program a EV3 robot, how to transmit the program from the programming software to the robot’s controller, how to make the robot move and how to make the robot sense its environment. The objective of the presentation is to demonstrate robotics programming concepts and fundamentals using an education kit. 

Speaker: Ashish Sureka ( is a Principal Researcher at ABB Corporate Research Center (India). He was a Faculty Member (at IIIT-Delhi) from July 2009 to October 2014 and a visiting researcher at Siemens Corporate Research from August 2014 - July 2015. His current research interests are in the area of Mining Software Repositories, Software Analytics, and Social Media Analytics. He graduated with an MS and PhD degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in May 2002 and May 2005 respectively. He has worked at IBM Research Labs in USA, Siemens Research Lab (India) and was a Senior Research Associate at the R&D Unit of Infosys Technologies Limited before joining IIIT-D as a Faculty Member in July 2009. He has received research grants from Department of Information Technology (DIT, Government of India), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Department of Science and Technology (DST, Government of India). He has published several research papers in international conferences and journals, graduated several PhD and MTech students, organized workshops co-located with conferences, and received best paper awards. He was selected for ACM India Eminent Speaker Program. He holds seven granted US patents.