Remember actor Rajinikanth as Vasegaran, the robotics man in the movie ’Enthiran’ and his experiments with the humanoid robot ’Chitti.’
There is one such person in real at Chrompet. Meet Pammal lad G Thirumurugan (17), who is a gizmo geek with a sheer love and passion for experiments, Nivedhika Krishnan from News Today writes in her article.
Recently, Thirumurugan, a class 12 student of Sankara Vidyalaya School here, has emerged among the top 15 in the ’Young Scientist India-2016′ held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Chennai last week.
The event was organised by Space Kidz in association with Moscow Aviation Institute and Abdul Kalam International Foundation, was aimed at providing a platform for budding scientists and bridge the void created by brain drain in the country.
At the event, Thirumurugan showcased his robot, which is bullet-proof, and facilitates two military men to attack opponents entering inside the giant robot.
«’While the gunner operates weapons, the other person would act as a driver,» explained the lad.
Base of the robot will change as per height, thus, facilitating an escape from the opponents, it was learnt. The estimated cost of the original robot will be around Rs one lakh.
He had been making robots even before Rajinikanth-starrer ’Enthiran’ hit screens. «When I was in class 6, I made a robot. It was a success that kept me going,» the youngster added.
Surfing the net for models and purchasing the necessary equipment is almost a daily affair for him, which would have been impossible without his mother’s support.
His mother, Selvi says, «When he was in class 4, he used to make toys resembling robots with cardboards and textbook wrappers. We indentfied his interest and soon enrolled him in a robotics class. We constantly encouraged him to pursue his interest.»
His school, Sankara Vidyalaya boosted him, by assisting him in his experiments.
About this, he said, «I can never forget my teacher Malathi who was inspiring and tremendously helped me to follow my dreams».
«He has big plans about robotic technology. After class 12, I asked him to opt for aeronautical engineering. But he wants to follow his heart and make a foray into robotics,» said his mother.
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Author: Nivedhika Krishnan
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