Karachi: 6 students of Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) have designed a prototype robot that can successfully defuse bombs.

In an effort to find the latest techniques to fight against the threat of terrorism in the country, a group of brilliant students coming up along with a unique idea designed and built a machine man or also entitled as prototype robot.

The group of 6 talented students of DUET University of Computer System Engineering Department (CSED), worked over six months to design a robot, which will defuse the bombs.

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The robot is named as "Leap Go" and this unique machine was presented second prize in Talent Expo Contest thatw as organized last month at NED University, where more than 17 universities participated.

"Bomb disposal is undoubtedly a dangerous work that sometimes takes human life, that’s why, we thought to invent something that may save human lives," said Faraz Hussain, a student of CSED.

He was part of the team of students who have designed this unique machine.

He furthermore added that if the students are supported by government, they can make these robots on marketable basis, which can be utilized by law enforcers, police and particularly Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), as they still examine boobs manually; however along with the help of this robot, they can examine and even dispose-off bombs from far-off places.

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"The robot designed along with the leap motion sensors and it can walk like a man and has the capability to defuse the bomb in real time," engineer Abdul Munaf, a teacher of CSED told the media sources.

Thr group of six students comprises on Faraz Husain, Nimra Ghazal, Nimra Parviz , Saqib Iqbal and Khadim Hussain and were overseen by teachers engineer Adbul Munaf, engineer Abdul Manan and Fahad Khan claimed that advanced countries have already developed much advanced robotic technology, which is enough expensive.

"However, we can develop it locally at inexpensive cost if we are supported," said Hussain.

This team has applied for funding to Information, Communication Technologies Research and Development (ICTR&D), a funding organization working under the Federal Ministry of Information Technology, which normally offers funds for these projects, however they rejected this project.

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"If we get sponsorship from ICTR&D, we will be able to produce this on commercial basis," said Nimra Ghazal, one of the students.

"Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) should start a program to support technology based projects crosswise the country for undergraduates," demanded another student of the group.


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