23rd September 2019, Chennai: SARA, a life-sized humanoid robot conceptualised and developed by the students of Shri Shankarlal Sundarbhai Shasun Jain College for Women was unveiled in the college by Mr. Gopinath Chandran and Mr. Erode Mahesh in the presence of Mr. Aseem Tamboli, Director, Deskera and Mr. L. Ashok, Managing Director, Futurenet Technologies. In association with Do-It-Yourself Academy (DIYA), it is for the very first time that students of an arts & science college have developed a robot.
SARA, the robot is six feet tall weighing 29.2 kgs and is driven by AI technology. It is supported with an inbuilt sensor and face recognition technology that identifies and welcomes guests with a warm handshake. Capable of answering queries about the college, SARA will help visitors understand the student-centric uniqueness present in the college. The robot, having a 7-inch tablet as an interface, was entirely designed by the students of Shasun Jain College for Women and was completed within 6 months.
Most robots today are designed to do repetitive actions or jobs which are considered too harmful for humans and are mostly used in industrial spaces for tasks such as building vehicles. With the evolution of robot technology and robots being the need of the hour, SARA is a great innovation in the field of human interfacing robotics.
The team of students involved in the making of the robot included S. Nivedeinee, R. Madhumitha, A. Khushi, S. Vithika, R. Hemapriya and M. Bhavana Kanooga under the guidance of teachers from the Digital Transformation Team of the college.
Commenting on the success of the students, Dr. S. Padmavathi, Principal of Shri Shankarlal Sundarbhai Shasun Jain College for Women said, “Shasun has always viewed education as a holistic learning experience, where students develop into well-rounded personalities who are sensitive to ethics and society. The management of the college always supports extraordinary endeavors of the students to ensure that they get practical knowledge and learn from the best. We the staff are extremely proud of our students who have designed SARA and contributed to the success of the college.”
About Shasun Jain College for Women:
Shri Shankarlal Sunderbai Shasun Jain College for Women provides quality education to young aspiring women candidates and equips them to meet the changing needs of the society and industry. With this goal in mind the College provides the students a congenial atmosphere conductive to their academic and creative growth. It is a self – supporting institution committed to the cause of education – general, professional, moral and technical,
catering to the educational aspirations of the society at large. It embodies and strives to deliver world – class
education and research in Science and Humanities. The College seeks to foster interdisciplinary working within
the college campus and encourages external collaboration. In pursuit of this goal, the College seeks to develop
in the students an intellectual curiosity and an open mind to excel academically extra – curricular activities.


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