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Manipal Information Robot “MIRO” Made by Peeyush Garg and Anshuman Kamboj

Jaipur,B.Tech (ECE) third year student Anshuman Kamboj prepared a Manipal Information Robot “MIRO” with in 15 days, under guidance Assistant Professor of EE Department, Peeyush Garg. Chairperson, Manipal University Jaipur, Prof. K. Ramnarayan, President, Prof. Sandeep Sancheti, Pro-President, N.N. Sharma, Registrar, Prof. Vandana Suhag and Dean, Research and Innovation, Prof. B. K. Sharma congratulated Assistant Professor of EE Department, Peeyush Garg and  B.Tech (ECE) third year student Anshuman Kamboj for devising “MIRO” following deep research and hardwork.MIRO (Manipal information robot) is a reception robot capable of recognizing human voice and assisting people by providing information about Manipal University Jaipur, along with speech coordinated facial movements. Apart from providing information, it is capable of making various sound enabled facial movements for entertaining its spectators.
The whole setup was prepared by team of 2 members in various labs of MUJ within 15 days.
MIRO was showcased during B.Tech counselling-2017 and it was a major point of attraction. 
INSPIRATION-
Before the development of MIRO, a smaller version of the robot was displayed at a conference held in MUJ itself. It was named “”ALICE””. It had the voice recognition functionalities similar to that of MIRO. 
The President of our college, Prof. Sandeep Sancheti saw “ALICE” and  inspired us to develop a reception robot that was capable of attending guests and answering all of their queries regarding Manipal University Jaipur. As a result, MIRO came into existence.
The functionality of MIRO is executed by an assembly of servomotors, controlled by Microcontroller and Voice recognition system.
Initially, MIRO is programmed to be in sleep mode, but whenever someone comes closer, it gets activated and welcomes the person standing in front of it.
 MAJOR FUCTIONALITY & FUTURE WORK:
MIRO is basically a new generation of Interactive response system. Generally voice response system is used at various public facility/service centers, where the queries are to be answered by voice output system. Whereas the proposed robot model can be more efficient to guide and answer about the facilities and services.
The functionality of MIRO is executed by an assembly of motors, controlled by Microcontroller and Voice recognition system.
Initially, MIRO is programmed to be in sleep mode, but whenever someone comes closer, it gets activated and welcomes the person standing in front of it. After that the keyword asked is processed by the system and the particular answer is provided to the user with voice and gestures.
As of now, the developed robot system has only voice synchronized facial gesture movement. The next development in the project would be to incorporate hand movement with voice output. 
MAKING-
MIRO was developed with a total budget of Rs. 13,500 approximately.
The robot was prepared in three stages-
·         The Body structure.
·         The Head
·         Attire and face paint