Rubicron

Sponsored by DRPG, IIT Kanpur

  • Conceptualised, designed and implemented an autonomous 3x3 Rubik's cube solver.

  • Fabricated a mechanical prototype model to solve a cube in less than 25 moves.

  • Used Arduino Mega as the micro-controller and OpenCV library for image processing.

  • Paper published in IJERT. Project webpage: http://goo.gl/McCkKL


Syllable based Noun Recognition for Grounded Videos

Advisor: Dr. Amitabha Mukerjee (Professor, IIT Kanpur)

  • Recognised nouns in English and Hindi through an unsupervised approach.

  • Used different association measures such as mutual information and conditional probability.

  • Analysed the Hindi corpus for most frequently occurring words and syllable-grams.

  • Project webpage: http://goo.gl/04PjJe


Cequitur: A parallelised implementation of Sequitur for GPU using CUDA

Advisor: Dr. Subhajit Roy (Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur)

  • Designed a new algorithm Cequitur to infer a hierarchical structure from a sequence of discrete symbols.

  • Used the CUDA library to write the code in the C++ programming language which could run on GPU.

  • Improved speed and degree of compression.


Attention Tracking for Robot GUI

Advisor: Dr. Jagannath Raju (Director, Systemantics India Pvt. Ltd.)

  • Designed an Android application to track the user's attention.

  • Used motion sensor's data to detect haphazard movement or free-fall of the device.

  • Implemented face recognition on Linux using Eigenfaces and Fisherfaces.

  • Project webpage: http://goo.gl/Dmz3PZ


General Purpose 8-bit Computer

Advisor: Dr. Subhajit Roy (Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur)

  • Designed an 8-bit general purpose computer on a FPGA board following the MIPS (load-store) architecture.

  • Incorporated I/O support and 128 bytes RAM memory.

  • Provided support for temporary stack storage for running recursive function calls.

  • Used Booth's multiplication algorithm for reducing the latency of a multiplication operation.

  • Awarded the best project. Project webpage: http://goo.gl/2PFAHc


Coconut Tree Climbing Robot

Advisor: Dr. Jagannath Raju (Director, Systemantics India Pvt. Ltd.)

  • Developed a gripper using pneumatic actuators to grip the tree trunk.

  • Improvised the prototype model by solving the problem of diameter variation.

  • Project webpage: http://goo.gl/vabeZR


Evaluating Phrasal Semantics: Figurative vs. Literal

Advisor: Dr. Amitabha Mukerjee (Professor, IIT Kanpur)

  • Adopted a token based approach to classify a phrase based on its usage in a given context.

  • Signi cantly improved accuracy after taking both noun and verb tokens to decide the context.

  • Inspired from the SemEval 2013 5b task. Awarded the best project. Project webpage: http://goo.gl/w5ZEI2


Chat Client

Advisor: Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi (Professor, IIT Kanpur)

  • Designed a chat client as part of the Computer Networks course project using socket programming.

  • Incorporated chat room facility, group chat, peer-to-peer chatting and file sharing