IIIT-H ECE Students Team Finishes Top 4 at World Embedded Software Contest 2010 (WESC 2010)

After winning the World First Prize at CanSat 2010, IIIT-H’s undergraduate students of ECE have once again proven their top class capabilities by finishing top 4 at the World Embedded Software Contest 2010 (WESC 2010).

Saumay Kumar Dublish, Abhijit Saxena, and Siddharth Shandilya, all from B Tech (ECE), pre-final year, showcased their work at the WESC 2010 Finals, held at Seoul, South Korea, on November 24, 2010.

The students, who worked under the guidance of Dr. Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury of IIIT-H’s Centre for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technology (C-VEST), used the IIIT-H Robotics Centre (IRC) built platform and developed a virtual gaming environment called "Red Eye".

The system uses a “laser beam” to form a laser ball, which is projected on the playing area at a distance. The motion of the ball on the projected surface is controlled electronically by imparting motion to the laser-projector in horizontal and vertical directions.

The in-built software calibrates the playing area and dimensions of the play field and the ball remains within the specified dimensions unless there is a foul or point-loss by a player. Players wear an “electronic glove” on their hand and use it as a racquet to hit and pass the ball to the other player, just like it is done in a game of table tennis. With the aid of built-in sensors, the electronic glove determines the placement of the laser ball in the play area. Players hit the laser ball like they hit an actual ball with a racquet.

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