Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, is known for its technological innovations and new product development. Keeping up with the tradition, select group of students of DTU have created V.Shera (Versatile Shera), the robotic version of the highly popular and lovable mascot of the XIXth Commonwealth Games.
V.Shera was inaugurated today by the Honble Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit in the presence of Sh. Rakesh Mehta, Chief Secretary, Govt of NCT of Delhi, Sh. P.K. Tripathi, IAS, Principal Secretary to CM, Govt of NCT of Delhi and Prof. P.B. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU, among others, at the Office of the Organizing Committee (OC) of Commonwealth Games. V.Shera shall remain installed at the OC Headquarters during the entire Commonwealth Games and would welcome the delegates visiting the place.
V.Shera is a venture of DTU- Innovativeview and it has been created with a view to unite technology and society. It is a functional robot with gesture and speech capabilities. The technology used is not just limited to adding motion sensors or advanced motors but to make it as close to a living of Shera as possible, with capabilities to blink eyes, move hands, bow and to greet everyone with a smile. The outer body of V.Shera is made up of highest quality material including silica gel, which not only allows a smooth movement of its body parts but also provides it a soft texture and appealing outlook. Since, it is moreover, made up of water resistant material, it is easy to deploy V.Shera even in open environment.
An advanced and modern way to spread information, V.Shera is equipped with special sensors, which automatically make it functional whenever someone comes within its close proximity. V.Shera then goes on to give a short speech of two minutes on Delhis rich culture and heritage.
V.Shera has been designed and developed by Innovatiview, a firm started by a select group of past and present students of DTU, from the University premises, to deliver the best and cost-effective solutions in the area of robotics and automation. The team includes Mr. Ankit Agarwal, the 2010 batch passout of Production & Industrial Engineering, Mr. Ashish Mittal, final year student of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mr. Amit Jain, final year student of Electronics and Communication Engineering and Mr. Pavneet Kamra, second year student of Biotechnology. According to Prof. Sharma, We at DTU are firmly committed to empower young engineers with the wings of knowledge and power of innovation. V.Shera showcases young Indias innovative genius. This technological marvel (V.Shera) is our contribution to the Commonwealth Games.
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Delhi Technological University (formerly known as Delhi College of Engineering) is one of the most well-known engineering institutions of India, with over 69 years of glorious tradition behind it. A non-affiliating, teaching and research University, DTU is poised to create an environment of synergetic partnership between academia and industry. It aims to cause a major departure from the conventional system of education and research and aspires to imbibe a culture of scientific research in its technology disciplines and technology temper in its scientific research and education by providing a seamless environment for integration of science and engineering. The University also endeavors to provide the thrill of a corporate R&D environment with a planned focus on industrially relevant projects and technology incubation.
DTU has consistently been ranked among the top engineering institutions of the country in reputed surveys.