Friday, July 6, 2018

Self-E: INdia's first self driving wheelchair

Three final-year engineering students of Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in Coimbatore have developed a self-driving wheelchair called ‘Self-E’ with an autonomous navigation system which ensured easy travel of users from one place to another without user intervention. The Robotic Operating System (ROS) helps navigate automatically making it user-friendly. The user can touch any point on the generated map, and the wheelchair will drive to that place automatically navigating its own path and avoiding obstacles.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Children's Post of India - now available for audio

I started The Children's Post of India in June 2017 as a 4 page daily newsletter for children. The issue was that there was no daily newspaper and to form a habit, we need to read something everyday.

The newsletter has now completed an year and has weathered some storms.

The editorial team of the newsletter has decided to increase the tribe. So while we are talking to some volunteers to convert some key feature articles into audio, do feel free to take the content if you are a blind school, and read it to the children in the morning assembly.

If you are an NGO working with underprivileged children in any way, pls feel free to take the newsletter and use with your own children.

The newsletter is shared with a small Facebook community. Just ask to join the group:

When asking to join, please mention the NGO you are with and we will approve request.

Will also update when we are able to release an audio version.

PS: If you are the parent of a child in this age group, you can also join the group. This is not a commercial publication and cannot be bought for money.