The Adamson University Computer Engineering Department, a designated Center of Development by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), showcased their design projects last February 15, 2010 at Umagang Kay Ganda, ABS-CBN’s morning talk show.
From a pool of projects presented, five caught the keen eye of the show. They were the Six Legged Loader Robot or Hexabot, Rescue Aid Snakebot, Automated Baby Crib, Auto-Rotating Medicine Organizer and Interactive Robo SVP.
The HomoCpEans team designed the Hexabot, which is capable of carrying weights up to 100 kg. It can be operated in both manual and automatic modes. And, its main feature is the Obstacle Avoidance Technology which enables the robot to change direction when its path is blocked.
The team Dingdongnians developed the Rescue Aid Snakebot, which can navigate in all directions and can climb standard stairs. The Snakebot has an infrared camera that can rotate up to 180 degrees and is also equipped with a night vision mode.
Built by the Napsters team, the Automated Baby Crib is controlled by a remote device which commands its main features such as crib movements, automatic mosquito net cover, built in electric fan and closed circuit camera which monitors the baby’s movements and condition.
Next is the Auto-Rotating Medicine Organizer by the D’BFF team. This gadget uses MCU Technology to program the schedule of medicine intake. It incorporates light, LCD, and sound indicators to alarm the user.
Last is the Robo SVP which was developed by the Shotz team. The Robo SVP has the ability to talk, recite prayers and preach the teachings of Saint Vincent de Paul, the University’s patron saint. It can also show basic facial expressions such as smiling, blinking and other eye movements as well as basic loco-motor movements like moving its arms.
All of the exhibited design projects in the show were co-researched by Computer Engineering Department professors Engr. Jay-Ar Lalata, Engr. Lorenzo Sta. Maria, Engr. Marie Luvett Interno-Goh, Engr. Hubert Temprosa, Engr. Joselito Eduard Goh and Engr. Leo Paulo Lonto.
Meanwhile, impeccable teamwork and perseverance elevated the Adamson Computer Engineering Team to the top as they brought home another trophy after conquering the 2010 ICpEP Student Edition Challenge held at FEU-EAC last January 30, 2010. The team was composed of students James Viscarra, Tommy Cruz, Jhunario Ganapin, Ann Bernadette Victor, Lawrence Altura, and Anthony Guevarra.
“In this competition one has to be physically powerful and mentally prepared to win. Pero lahat napupunan ng teamwork. Teamwork was very important! And throughout the competition we’ve come to realize the saying ‘no man is an island’,” said a team member in an interview.
The team edged out 14 schools to win the challenge, including first runner-up University of the East and second placer De La Salle University. Jan Allen Puertollano