SLIIT students showcase their innovative talents at INSYS 2017

Five innovative teams of students at SLIIT participated at INSYS 2017 – a one day symposium that gave them the opportunity to showcase their skills – and they all clinched Merit awards at the event. INSYS 2017 brought together academics and researchers from local and overseas universities as well as local industrial experts to a common forum to publicize their latest research findings and exchange views and ideas under the theme of Innovations for Sustainable Future. The symposium was organized by the Office of Research & Innovation Services (ORIS), Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), Padukka.

Internationally renowned professors and a prominent industrialist were among the keynote speakers who enlightened the audience with cutting edge technological advancements in electrical and communication engineering. Among the topics discussed was the readiness of Sri Lankan industry in adapting these technologies.

Two technical sessions at the symposium focused on Communication Engineering, Dynamics Systems, Modelling and Controls and Robotics. A workshop was held on emerging Technologies in Mobile Communications for local engineers with an exhibition of innovative product development by school students and engineering undergraduates at which the SLIIT students scored with their innovations. Over one hundred local and international researches, academics and industrialist participated in the symposium.

One team from SLIIT submitted a design for an automatic pet feeder to provide both food and water to pets even when the pet owner is not available at home to do it. This pet feeder is an IOT device controlled by an app which the owner can use to dictate the time and amount of meals that their pets will consume.The participating students were Nisal Sugathapala, Deelaka Pitagampolage, Piyumal Heiyanthuduwa, Tharindu De Alwis and Kavin Wanigaratne.

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