In manufacturing, quality control process ensures that customers receive defect free products that meet their needs. Missing quality control can even put consumers life at risk. Examples of such quality issues in airbags, disk brakes in vehicles have occurred in automobile industry. Artificial intelligence (AI) simulates human intelligence processes using machines, especially computer systems. Specific applications of AI include expert systems, speech/sound recognition and vision. These techniques in AI can be used for having systems which can ensure quality control in manufacturing.
Soft sensors are inferential estimators which draw conclusions from process observations when hardware sensors are unavailable or unsuitable. They also have an important auxiliary role in sensor validation as a digital twin which helps when performance declines through senescence or fault accumulation. Many of the non-linear behavior exhibited by industrial processes can be usefully modelled using the techniques of Artificial Intelligence. Soft Sensors for Monitoring and Control of Industrial Processes can help building of digital twins as well as filling in the gap where hardware sensors cannot be used.
Diagnostic imaging is an important area of medical science. Devices such as x-rays, CAT scans are regularly used for diagnosing and analysis of complicated diseases. Radiologists, who manage an ever-growing body of complex medical knowledge, are beginning to employ artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that allow computers to emulate human faculties such as perception and reasoning in the task of diagnosing diseases. Several factors account for the great potential of AI to contribute to improved radiological diagnosis.
Predictive maintenance is a way to minimize both failures and maintenance work, while maximizing machinery and component lifetime. Predictive maintenance relies on “condition-monitoring” to provide data about the current performance of the machine, in order to predict issues and prevent failures. A solution that performs predictive maintenance in High Temperature Process Infrastructure in Industries like Petro-chemical, Manufacturing, Energy etc. could be very useful.
Chemical/Gas sensors play a major role in detection of toxic chemicals/gases. These sensors help determine the concentration of various gases in the atmosphere — carbon dioxide, methane, and others. These are the sensors used in the Internet of Things systems largely by manufacturers, hospitals, oil and gas expects and lab facility managers. These sensors find wide use in defence, healthcare, manufacturing, at homes and facilities handling toxic chemicals. A soft/hard-ware based solutions for detecting toxicity will be very useful.
While UAVs are specifically unmanned vehicles, drones need not be so. A UAV / Drone solution could be designed where the applications could range from defence to item delivery.
With smart lockers holding rental equipment (such as umbrella, smart transportation systems) which are available for rent at various points in the city, an integrated IoT solution for rental and return of these items would be useful. The rental item could be picked up and dropped at any locker point anywhere within the city. A rental item can be availed from a smart locker/kiosk by scanning a QR code on the smartphone which automatically deducts a deposit amount from the user. On return of the rental item, the specified rental amount for the duration of usage would be deducted and then the rest of the deposit amount returned to the user.
A Farming Bot, which can plant the crops and even monitor them periodically, especially in mountainous terrain can be designed. It can be used for parallel farming for starting and then can be scaled for large acres of farms. It will help in plantation of different kind of crops by understanding the soil characteristics with facilities for remote operations.
An AI- enabled IOT system which provides real-time information regarding any threats to citizens. For example, detecting unusual movement of vehicles or unidentified people in restricted locations, detecting suspicious material that are typically buried below ground. In order to reduce unforeseen damages during transports of mission critical items, frequent surveillance of the high-risk route is required especially in places where essential service vehicles are driven quite often. AI in combination with IOT can improve the ability of the system to identify the position of the target followed by their tracking. Also, Intelligent systems can be built which will do automatic graphical analysis. Sensors embedded in security personnels' uniforms and helmets can send information to a command center about the physical conditions of those people, especially the operations during natural disasters, monitoring of critical international events etc.
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) has been applied in many applications to detect various materials in various applications such as metals, alloys, paints and coating, polymers, organic components, etc. For example, this methodology can be used to detect oil contaminants present in sheet metals. Oil treatment is an essential step in the case of steel plates that forms sheet metals as steel can form rust. The formed metal plates then undergo cutting, bending, welding, and forming, etc. For the further use of these steel plates, the oil layer along with other contaminants has to be cleaned completely. An IoT device can be designed to detect the contaminants.
One 1st prize of ₹ 100,000.
Two 2nd prizes of ₹ 50,000 each.
Four 3rd prizes of ₹ 25,000 each.
The winners will be provided an opportunity to submit an application for Entrepreneur-In-Residence scheme at IITM Pravartak Technology Foundation (IITM PTF).
The same will be reviewed by IITM PTF and their decision will be final. If approved, the EIR scheme provides upto Rs. 35000/= per month per individual for a maximum period of one year.
On successful completion, an opportunity will be provided to apply for incubating a startup company with a grant of upto Rs. 50,00,000/= under the IITM PTF Seed Support Scheme (SSS). The decision of IITM PTF is final on all these matters.
No, you must use the SPRESENSETM board. However, if you use additional boards, for any integration with SPRESENSETM you must buy it at your own cost and risk.
You will be getting your results through email from “EasyChair Conferencing”. Ensure that this email does not goto your SPAM folder.
As of now there is no modification in deadlines. However, depending on the situation of COVID spread we will take appropriate decision. The decision of the steering committee will be final in this regard.
Indian citizens residing in India who have the enthusiasm and capability to provide sensing solutions for Bharat can participate.
Generally, we don’t allow change of team members after quarter finals. However, if the situation really warrants and cannot be avoided we will review on a case by case basis. The decision of the steering committee will be final in this regard.
No, however you need to sign the
EULA before we can ship the board to you.
We have limited number of boards, it is your responsibility to handle them with care. We test the boards before we ship it. It is better you video record the unpacking of the board and the switching-on procedure. We may provide a spare board for a price, depending on availability.
Due to unforeseen circumstances if you are planning to withdraw, you must return the board.
Our technical team will get back.The details will be provided once you are selected for the quarter finals. For clarifications, use this blog
We are glad to announce the list of quarter finalists. EasyChair Ids of the selected projects are listed in this page.
Due to a large number of requests from participants for more time to submit the final document for the quarter-final evaluation round, we have extended the last date for submission from 15th September 2021 to 20th September 2021. Due to this the technical committee will announce the 75 quarter-finalists by 30th September 2021 instead of 25th September 2021.
The authors have been notified of the status of the abstract. For the accepted abstracts,please upload your final version of your idea by September 15, 2021 in the specified template.
If more than one abstract has been accepted from your team and you would like to withdraw some of your abstractsplease do so using EasyChair.
If you have not received email about acceptance or rejection of your abstract, kindly send enquires to email@example.com with your submission id.
The template for final submission is
Please upload the completed template document by Sep 15, 2021 in EasyChair against your accepted submission number.
Acceptance of your abstract will be announced by Aug 27, 2021 through email registered with EasyChair.
This final submission will be used by reviewers to select or reject your idea. So please express your ideas in a clear and concise manner to increase your chance of selection for the semifinals.
Note that 75 teams whose final ideas are selected will receive ONE SPRESENSE™ board free of cost for proof of product concept demonstration (subject to conditions).
We are pleased to announce the SAMVEDAN 2021 webinar 2 on August 24, 2021 at 03:30 p.m. IST.
This will be a technical session on the SPRESENSE™ board.
You and your team members are invited to register and join the webinar.
The details are sent to the point of contact through email.
SAMVEDAN 2021 registrants can join their world-wide webinar “Supercharge Your Products with Sony's SPRESENSETM & Edge Impulse Embedded ML”, scheduled on 26th Aug 2021 at 9.30PM India time. [URL:
SAMVEDAN 2021 participants can ask questions in that webinar and also use Edge Impulse Forum if they have more questions: https://forum.edgeimpulse.com.
The participants can register @ https://events.hackster.io/edge-sony-webinar
Emails have been sent to the registered participants about the First Webinar on Saturday 14th August 2021 at 7 pm IST. If you have not received the invite please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your Registration Number.
An email describing the process to submit the abstract of the idea has been sent on 09/Aug/2021. If you have not received it until now, please contact
The webinar date will be announced shortly.
Registration confirmation emails will be sent before 5th August 2021 to the email id presented during the registration. If you have not received any email from SAMVEDAN 2021 before 6th August 2021, kindly check your SPAM BOX. For clarifications please contact email@example.com.
Sony India Software Centre (SISC) was setup as a subsidiary of Sony India in the year 1997. In 2012, this organization was established as a separate legal entity as Sony India Software Centre Private Limited (SISCPL).This organization was primarily set-up as a high-quality service delivery center in the areas of embedded software development, enterprise applications development and support, information security services.
The event and awards are sponsored by Sony India Software Centre Private Limited.
Visual AI solutions combined with powerful sound diagnostics for real-time decision making. The SPRESENSETM microcontroller board enables edge solutions with high computing ability and low power consumption. SPRESENSETM is a trademark of Sony Group Corporation.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation is the global leader in image sensors. Our semiconductor business also includes a variety of other parts including microdisplays, LSIs, and laser diodes. We strive to provide advanced imaging technologies that bring greater convenience and fun to people’s lives. In addition, we also work to develop and bring to market new kinds of sensing technologies with the aim of offering various solutions that will take the visual and recognition capabilities of both human and machines to greater heights.
The SPRESENSETM boards are provided by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation.
For more information, please visit: https://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/e/
The Department of Science and Technology, under its National Mission on Interdisciplinary CyberPhysical Systems has funded IIT Madras to host the Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) for Sensor, Networking, Actuators and Control Systems (SNACS) area. IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation, has been established by IITM to host this TIH. For more information visit https://pravartak.org.in.