Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Qazi Mashood Ur RehmanCEMEUndergraduateSecondqazimashhood11@gmail.com
1Talha Zubair KhanCEMEUndergraduateSecondtalhazubairkhan@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Design, manufacture of drones

Idea Details

Idea Name: ATC
Slogan: Trash, thing of the past.
Supervisor Name: Dr. Waqar Shahid
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: CEME
Supervisor Department: Mechatronics Engineering
Contact number: 03211771711
Email ID: waqar.shahid@alumni.ait.asia
Abstract:
    ATC stands for Autonomous Trash Collector, which will be a drone-based trash collection system which will collect trash that is distributed across an area.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    In blunt words, Pakistan is generally a country with inadequate systems of trash collection and disposal. Our proposed idea aims to completely automate the collection of dispersed trash (e.g. around roads), thereby improving the environment, and the general quality of life.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   The benefactors of this idea would be the population of Pakistan, especially people living in Urban areas, since trash accumulation is more common in Urban areas (e.g. Karachi).
How will the solution works
    ATC will consist of small aerial drones, which will identify, and collect different types of trash. These drones will be deployed in uneven terrain. After collecting the trash, the drones will deposit it at a collection location, from where the garbage would be further processed (e.g. recycled). The collection location would have a charging station as well, and the drones will charge themselves. AI would be used to control the drones, while image processing will be used for trash recognition.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    There are not any significant competitors in this market. Our solution is different as it will have minimal human input, something which has not been done for trash collection, in Pakistan.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2001)