Register for the Workshop


Get rid of your bot remote controls and use the exciting Gesture Recognition technology to control it. The power of such technology is that it brings people closer to machines, allowing humans to interact with computers and digital systems using just the click of one’s fingers, or even the wink of an eyebrow. Would you like to tell a robot where to go simply by pointing? Or perhaps even ‘talk’ to a computer through sign language? If you are the illustrious individual who wishes to get a grip of what it truly means to be‘in control’,

Quark brings you VisionBOTics Workshop, just the kick start you need.


Date: February 1st and 2nd, 2013.

Venue: BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus.

Duration: 16 hours spread over 2 days.

Contact: Rohit Bhattacharya : +918806922110

You can pay online for the workshop at

Course content


This workshop will provide college students a base to Machine vision and Image Processing. They will learn the Automation technology and get better understanding and grip on its application. These projects focus on the application and use of technology rather than their internal working so that a person can grasp the concepts well. This workshop deals with interfacing digital world with physical world.

1. Introduction to computer vision:

a. Discussion on vision sensors

b. Application of image processing in visual robotics

2. Basic MATLAB: 

a. Needs of MATLAB  in Robotics

b. Tool boxes in MATLAB

c. Application of MATLAB in robotics

3. Digital Image Processing:

a. Types of Images , formats  

b. Image analysis tools and Machine control

c. Image Acquisition

d. Image processing tool box 

e. Creating and resizing images

4. Image Acquisition:

a. Colour spaces

b. Colour conversion

c. Showing, storing and Thresholding

d. Functions for colour and edge detection

5. Video Acquisition: 

a. Getting all information about web camera and adapters

b. Setting all image parameters and previewing videos

c. Capturing and storing images

6. Microcontrollers and Interfacing:

a. Types of microcontrollers

b. Demonstration of AVR Development board

c. Programming of AVR in BASIC language

d. Interfacing of motors with L239D (Motor IC)

e. Interfacing Bluetooth module with Microcontroller

f. Serial communication in Microcontroller

7. Vision Based Robotics:

a. Introduction and basics of vision based robotics

b. Vision controlled motion

c. Gesture controlled robot

d. Gesture controlled PC


The workshop will be an interactive and comprehensive learning workshop , innovative ideas will be shared and end up learning a Advance robotics and machine vision in 2 days.

Please Note: Each registered team is suppose to bring one laptop with Windows OS (XP or 7) installed.

Take away kit contents:

1. ATmega8/ ATmega16/ATmega8535 development Board

2. USBASP Programmer

3. Chassis, tyres and motors

4. Camera

5. Color strips

6. Bafo Cable

7. Max232 Board

8. Screw Driver and screw packets

9. Software toolkit 


Content developed in association with i3indya Technologies

Rules and Pre-requisites


All participants having a valid ID card of their respective educational institutions are eligible for the workshop.

Team Specification

The maximum number of participants per team is 4. 

Pre Requisites

The workshop is designed to make students learn from basics however a before hand knowledge of following will be an advantage

1. Knowledge of any programming language

2. Exposure to microcontrollers and chips

Even if these are not in your knowledge before hand , the passion to learn and create new things will be enough.

Payment Details

The cost of the workshop is Rs.5000 per team. A team can consist of maximum four members.


A 'Certificate of Participation’ will be awarded to all the participating students by i-3indya Technologies and Quark 2013 on successful completion of the workshop.