The C6 Assoc Coordinator Abhishek Jhanwar beamed with happiness as he spoke to us about his Assoc’s work this Apogee. Well, at least he would have beamed, had not the conversation happened over phone. AEP caught up with Abhishek right when he was hurrying to the pitching of some of his Assoc’s projects. And we got just about all the information he was at liberty to give us.
The Assoc has a cap of 30 projects this Apogee and 16 projects have already been selected for the final round. To add to the already many feathers present in the Assoc’s cap thanks to this remarkable result, 7 projects are in the pitching stage, all of which have great chances of making it.
One of the projects that caught our eye, and well, made us linger on that very topic for nearly the rest of the conversation, was “Verbalizor”. This is an application to enable people who are unable to speak to converse over the internet. The application processes a live video of the person communicating through the medium of sign language and converts these signs into words and voice. On the receivers’ end, these words in either simple text or voice are converted back into sign language if need be. This system automatically recognises gestures of sign language from a video stream using image processing techniques.
Other projects include a weather prediction system, which intends to accurately predict all weather conditions of a place based on previous history of the place, date and time. Another project that is heavily under wraps, too heavy to even sneak a peak into, is titled “My Desktop”.
Apart from the plethora of projects, the Assoc is also conducting eight events this Apogee. The pick of the lot is definitely “3D Treasure Hunt”, an online twist to the crowd favourite game. With 3D visuals and all navigation happening online, this event is meant to cater to the sizeable and constantly growing tech savvy crowd on campus.
Considering the number of projects and events that ISA is handling, it is no doubt that the members have their hands full. As the president puts it, the core team of 25 members is busy around the clock, getting things done as per schedule. And it does seem like progress is happening at a smooth rate for four out of the sixteen selected projects have already been completed.
Abhishek is hoping that hard work of his team is rewarded this Apogee, and we sign off sharing the same sentiment as well.