e-Yantra is a robotics outreach program funded by the Ministry of Education and hosted at IIT Bombay. The goal is to harness the talent of young engineers to solve problems using technology across a variety of domains such as: agriculture, manufacturing, defence, home, smart-city maintenance and service industries.
A unique robotics competition where participants “learn while they compete and compete while they learn.” The competition is a “hardware MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) available internationally.
A unique Innovation Challenge where participants are mentored in Innovation & Entrepreneurship skills. e-Yantra provides platforms that accelerate the building of prototype solutions to real problems.
An Initiative to train teachers and institutions by establishing a culture of “Project Based Learning” and solving real problems using technology hosted in a physical lab.
The junior version of the e-Yantra Robotics Competition targeted at school children internationally. Currently designed for students from standards 8th to 12th (13-17 years).
e-Yantra MOOC is an online platform developed to offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for students / working professionals from varying backgrounds.
An Initiative deals with developing know-how for building smart agriculture projects i.e Test Beds for addressing real world problems.
eYSIP 2020 Intern,
“There's a small story behind our team photo that is posted on e-Yantra's social media platforms(The SR theme winners photo). After setting up the beacon LEDs and making all the connections, we crossed our fingers and gave the power supply. But it didn't work the way it was intended to work. We got really worried because, if there would have been a problem with the LED or the power supply, we would have had to replace it, which meant losing valuable time. One of my teammates noticed that we had given a jumper wire as the 5V supply wire, and he said "Let's try by using a thick wire for the supply". Hence, we changed the wire, crossed our fingers, and again gave the connection. Voila! It worked. We had studied that wires offer resistance but had never seen it in action. We were so happy when it worked that we wore the LEDs around our necks and took that photo.”
eYSIP 2017 Intern,
eYRC- 2014 & 2016 (1st Place),
eYRC- 2015 (3rd Place)
“I recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Robotic Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and I’m currently working on solving perception and SLAM problems for self-driving vehicles in the Bay Area. These are some of the core problems in robotics to solve to enable future AR/VR, home robotics, and autonomous vehicle technologies. I'm extremely grateful to have been introduced to e-Yantra right from the start of my first semester as an undergraduate student, which exposed me to robotics and computer vision.
I strongly believe that my experience and learning from e-Yantra played a major role in shaping my career path. I still remember the times when I was excited to work on every new task that was released in eYRC. I highly appreciate all of the e-Yantra initiatives led by the team and hope it continues to grow and inspire more students over the years to come!”
eYSIP 2020 Intern,
“The story starts from the month of September when one of our college professors called us and ordered us..yes 'ordered us' to take part in eYRC. He told us that till then no team from our college had reached finals
or even till stage 2 for that matter. Thus, there was huge responsibility on our shoulders.We registered for eYRC and appeared for the test. The results were announced and we were alloted the theme 'Survey and Rescue'
We were all pumped up and worked really hard. Through those stages we saw a boost in our confidence.We started working for our final task and scored quite well but thought that the score would not suffice to qualify to the finals. Quite dejected, we sat there when suddenly a mail popped! It read, "It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been shortlisted for the e-Yantra Summer Internship Program (eYSIP-2020)" and three of us were ecstatic. This internship is a very precious gift to us from eYRC.”