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Machine Intelligence for Deep Artificial mindS (MIDAS)

This laboratory is used by the students and scholars for inventive research directions in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, explainable AI and big data analytics. This laboratory has many high-end computers that enable faster computing for various domain-specific projects. The students cultivate various developments for their internships and competitions using several software’s installed in this laboratory such as MATLAB 2021A, ANACONDA 3.6, TABLEAU and UNITY among many others.


Programming Language Laboratory – II

This Laboratory facilitates in developing robust applications using Python, C, C++, Java and Perl. Students can design web-based applications using PHP, XAMP. Students are able to develop wireless applications using Java J2EE and J2ME Wireless kits.

AB205A Lab

Programming Language Laboratory – III

This Laboratory facilitates in developing robust applications using Python, C, C++, Java and Perl. Students can design web-based applications using PHP, XAMP. Students are able to develop wireless applications using Java J2EE and J2ME Wireless kits.

AB205B Lab

Cloud Computing Laboratory

Cloud Computing Laboratory is utilized by post graduate students who are pursuing the specialization course in Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics. The students get opportunity to practice and explore different service models of cloud computing. The cloud infrastructure and platform has been established to give in-depth knowledge about each of the cloud services. We explored private cloud, public cloud and open source providers. The students are able to create, deploy, and configure the virtual machines for different types of virtualization techniques. VIT Chennai campus has MoU with IBM Solutions Company. We established IBM software Excellence and utilizing the IBM tools for Laboratory sessions.

AB1 206 Lab

Digital and Microprocessor Laboratory

Digital and Microprocessor laboratory aims at providing hands on session to students on digital design, 8086 Microprocessor and its interfacing and design of embedded systems using microcontrollers. The laboratory is equipped with 36 Intel Pentium systems with MASM-6.11 and Keil software enabling students to develop programs. The laboratory is also equipped with Digital trainer Kits, Microprocessor (8086) kits and Embedded (8051 and ARM) kits using which students design digital circuits, write and test assembly language programs.

AB207 Lab

Big Data Analytics Laboratory

Big Data Analytics Lab is utilized by postgraduate students who are pursuing the specialization course in Big Data Analytics Lab. The students get an opportunity to practice & explore different service models of the Big Data Analytics Lab. The major focus is on training students in Open Source technologies and toolkits to develop real-time and industry-related applications. A wide range of open source projects is hosted at the Laboratory including desktop applications, browsers and programming language compilers/interpreters.

AB1 208 Lab

Software Engineering Laboratory

The objective of the Software Engineering Laboratory is to familiarize students with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) so that they are trained well in the various phases of SDLC, testing tools. Students are trained with software packages. The Laboratory has about 68 Pentium D systems. Students do various projects related to software metrics, software testing, quality assurance, software project management and software design.

AB209 Lab

Multicore Programming Laboratory

This Laboratory enables the students and researchers to run experiments on multicore systems in order to evaluate the programs on performance gains. The intent is to share development techniques that are known to work effectively for multi-core processors thus resulting in reduced development costs through a shorter time-to-market and a more efficient development cycle for those employing these techniques. This Laboratory has 55 Pentium D systems.

AB210 Lab

Network Security Research Laboratory

Network Security Research Laboratory is utilized by students for HP 280G2 systems dedicated to support with fortinet firewall and develop Security related software’s. The major focus is on training students in Network based technologies and toolkits to develop real time and industry related applications.

AB 311 Lab

Data Analytics Laboratory

Data Analytics Lab is utilized by postgraduate  students who are pursuing the specialization course in Data Analytics Lab. The students gets opportunity to practice & explore different service models of Data Analytics Lab. the students are able to create,deploy &configure the virtual machines for different types of virtualization techniques.

AB 313 Lab

Programming Language Laboratory – I

This Laboratory facilitates in developing robust applications using C, C++,Java , Perl, Python. Students can design web based applications using PHP, XAMP. Students are able to develop wireless applications using java.

AB404A Lab

Database Management Systems Laboratory – I

Database Management System laboratory aims at facilitating and improving the usability of database concepts. Oracle 11g has installed in all systems in this laboratory. Using this Oracle 11g, students can design tables, procedures, triggers and packages. Students can develop applications using C, C++,Visual Studio 2010, .Net framework 2010 with Oracle as backend.

AB 404B

Open Source Programming Laboratory

The Open Source Programming Laboratory is equipped with 74 Dell Optiplex systems dedicated to support and develop Open Source software. The major focus is on training students in Open Source technologies and toolkits to develop real time and industry related applications. A wide range of open source projects are hosted at the Laboratory including desktop applications, browsers and programming language compilers/interpreters. The Laboratory also makes contributions to open source community.

AB 605A

Internet and Web Programming Laboratory

Internet and Web Programming laboratory provides facilities for the students to learn web programming, design and develop web applications. Java 8 with support to run Servelet and JSP is available in the lab. Oracle 11g is installed to provide backend support for the web applications. Browsers are upgraded to support HTML 5 and recent Javascript commands. Integrated Development Environments NetBeans and MS Visual Studio 10 are also available to facilitate professional development of applications.

AB 605B Lab

Case Tools Laboratory

CASE tools known as Computer-aided software engineering tools is a kind of component-based development which allows its users to rapidly develop information systems. The main objective of case Laboratory is the automation of the entire information systems development software life cycle process using a set of integrated software tools, such as modeling, methodology and automatic code generation.

613 Lab

Database Management Systems Laboratory – II

Database Management System laboratory aims at facilitating and improving the usability of database concepts. Oracle 11g has installed in all systems in this laboratory. Using this Oracle 11g, students can design tables, procedures, triggers and packages. Students can develop applications using C, C++,Visual Studio 2010, .Net framework 2010 with Oracle as backend.


Robotics Laboratory

About the lab:
Robotics lab at VIT Chennai has been established for the students to gain the knowledge and to get exposure on simulations along with understanding the functioning of robots. Students will be made competent in understanding the basic functions of few general purpose robots and they will be allowed to implement their skills on DOBOT Magician Educational Kit and NAO humanoid robot. Sufficient numbers of LEGO EV3 Core sets are available for the students to understand the various hardware components, simulations and for the implementation. The following are the few set of experiments included in practical classes.

AIR Lab contains the following equipment in sufficient number to conduct the following experiments.
LEGO EV3 Core Set

  • Obstacle sensing
  • Edge finding
  • Path following
  • Solving Rubik’s Cube
  • Cloth folding
  • Chess Robot
  • Musical instruments playing

DOBOT Magician is a multifunctional desktop robotic arm for practical training education
desktop robotic arm

  • Laser engraving
  • Writing and drawing
  • Scrap classifying
  • Vegetable / fruit picking
  • Package sorting
  • AI assisted smart shopping system

NAO  – The Humanoid and Programmable Robot

Nao is a small humanoid robot designed to interact with people. It’s packed with sensors (and character) and it can walk, dance, speak, and recognize faces and objects. Now in its sixth generation, it is used in research, education, and healthcare all over the world.

Nao is an autonomous, programmable, medium-sized humanoid robot in which the architecture of control and the software are customizable. NAO was designed to walk smoothly, even when changing speed and direction. The robot has the capability of performing a rich panel of movements with smoothness and precision, and a certain degree of interactive autonomy. NAO is modular, referring to actuator modules that can be used for different joints. The head of NAO changed.

In universities or schools using NAO, students and teachers are developing projects such as: how to mimic a student’s body posture, navigate through a room or recognise objects.

In computer science, use NAO platform to discover algorithmic logics basics or teach object oriented, embedded or real time programming.  In control, use ankle to define the control law of a 2 DOF system or use NAO platform to define complex control mixing vision/motion/audio.

Scientific research is being conducted in the following areas with NAO platform: robotics, mapping, object recognition, grasping, walking, motion, autism, human machine interaction / ethics, navigation in complex indoor environments, object category recognition & detection.

At beginner level, you can redesign basic mechanical parts using NAO CAD files as well as work on torque computation or sensors study. At advanced level, students can use their math skills to perform matrix computation to work on NAO kinematics.

* Images / text is taken from relevant sources.

Hardware and Software details

S.NoDescriptionNo. of units
1LEGO EV3 Core set & accessories30
2DOBOT Magician Educational Kit & accessories01
3NAO humanoid robot & accessories01
4Desktop PC35*

Cyber Physical Systems Laboratory

Cyber Physical Systems Laboratory

Ideas to Proof of Concepts


Engineering is Imagineering. The vision of Cyber Physical Systems Lab is to enable VIT student community for building their ideas into prototypes in two ticks. Such proof of concepts (PoCs) can strengthen the student’s thought process and confident level in parallel thinking for connecting engineering concepts with real-time problems which will end up with the solutions. Therefore, the students can gain knowledge in understanding industrial problems, research and development laboratory exposure and system development in the VIT Campus itself. Importantly, such environments can create an opportunity to develop the indigenous technology products of our nation.

Cyber Physical Systems Lab is equipped with the virtual instrumentation hardware systems and software tools for the fastest implementation of PoCs. An architecture of a basic embedded system is given in Figure 1.


  1. CPS lab facilitates the infrastructure for developing proof of concept to the VITians using sensors, electronic circuit modules, embedded system technologies, and recent Internet-of-Things. Example: Industrial standard electrostatic discharge workspace, reference electronic circuit modules, mixed signal oscilloscopes, digital power supplies, and high-performance computing facilities.
  2. To understand the basics of Embedded system concepts, CPS Lab is equipped with generic Embedded system evaluation boards like Arduino, National Instruments Engineering Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) hardware system and Embedded Device with reconfigurable Input/Output (myRIO).
  3. To understand the concepts of sensors, actuators, and simple motor speed control systems, CPS lab provides sensors for measuring various modalities like distance, pressure, etc.., actuators like motors and relays, controls, and simple systems. Example Ultrasound sensors, Infrared LED, strain gauge, NI ELVIS board and daughter cards.
  4. To provide hands-on experience in design and developments of embedded systems and internet of things technologies for generating human resources in this field.
  5. CPS Lab is also open for discussing real time problems with industrial experts for providing solutions to the challenges and issues in Industries.

Images of CPS lab and Events

EEG Machine

An electroencephalogram (EEG) machine is a device used to create a picture of the electrical activity of the brain. It has been used for both medical diagnosis and neurobiological research. The essential components of an EEG machine include electrodes, amplifiers, a computer control module, and a display device. Manufacturing typically involves separate production of the various components, assembly, and final packaging. 

The function of an EEG machine depends on the fact that the nerve cells in the brain are constantly producing tiny electrical signals. Nerve cells, or neurons, transmit information throughout the body electrically. They create electrical impulses by the diffusion of calcium, sodium, and potassium ions across the cell membranes. When a person is thinking, reading, or watching television different parts of the brain are stimulated. This creates different electrical signals that can be monitored by an EEG.

The electrodes on the EEG machine are affixed to the scalp so they can pick up the small electrical brainwaves produced by the nerves. As the signals travel through the machine, they run through amplifiers that make them big enough to be displayed. The amplifiers work just as amplifiers in a home stereo system. One pair of electrodes makes up a channel. EEG machines have anywhere from eight to 40 channels. Depending on the design, the EEG machine then either prints out the wave activity on paper (by a galvanometer) or stores it on a computer hard drive for display on a monitor.



Frequency Band0.1-100 Hz
Weight<0.360 gram
Number Of Channels32 Channels
Power SupplyUSB Powered
Size192 (L) x 136 (W) x 42 (H)
Number Of Input Channels24/32
Number Of Display Channels24/32
Photo StimulatorHigh intensity white LEDs
A/D Conversion24 Bit
Notch Filter (Digital)50/60 Hz
Temperature5 to 45 Degree Celsius
EEG Electrodes25/33 Nos.


IoT Training System-iCONSe-T A Sensor Board IoT Training System

Internet of things refers to everyday physical objects connecting to the Internet globally, and being able to identify themselves to one another. Interconnection of the physical objects or devices is expected to facilitate human-to-human, human to device and device-to-device connections. From the connected objects, it is possible to gather and analyze data, converting them into useful information, which can then be disseminated to various end users.


  • Option to add several sensors to enhance Node’s sensing capability
  • Suggested topics and its source code are covered under Contiki OS
  • iCONSe Nodes are compatible with open-source platforms including Contiki OS
  • Supports IPV6/ 6LoWPAN, IP network stack (TCP, UDP, HTTP), RPL, CoAP and Rime stack
  • User can modify / write codes for Nodes




  • Low power radio operation
  • IEEE 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz radio
  • Internet of things (IoT) – IPV6/6LoWPAN support
  • Zigbee Smart Energy Compatible
  • On-board 12 bit ADC
  • 12C, SPI, Digital & Analog interface for various types of sensors and actuators
  • USB powered, battery operation, external power supply



  • Offers programming support to nodes
  • Sensors network management
  • Supports Internet access by nodes for IoT – Connected Objects scenario


IoT Training System

  1. Reconfigurable FPGA based Design Hardware with Sensors and Accessories 
  2. Physical System integrated with FPGA hardware for Think, Sense, Chat and Act(Qube)

A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing – hence the term “field-programmable“. The FPGA configuration is generally specified using a hardware description language (HDL), similar to that used for an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). Circuit diagrams were previously used to specify the configuration, but this is increasingly rare due to the advent of electronic design automation tools.

FPGAs contain an array of programmable logic blocks, and a hierarchy of “reconfigurable interconnects” allowing blocks to be “wired together”, like many logic gates that can be inter-wired in different configurations. Logic blocks can be configured to perform complex combinational functions, or merely simple logic gates like AND and XOR. In most FPGAs, logic blocks also include memory elements, which may be simple flip-flops or more complete blocks of memory. Many FPGAs can be reprogrammed to implement different logic functions, allowing flexible reconfigurable computing as performed in computer software. FPGAs have a remarkable role in embedded system development due to their capability to start system software (SW) development simultaneously with hardware (HW), enable system performance simulations at a very early phase of the development, and allow various system partitioning (SW and HW) trials and iterations before final freezing of the system architecture.


IoT Training System List

IoT trainer kit is an all-in-one prototyping platform which comes with open source microcontroller and microprocessor development boards, Packed with software applications starting from getting started with kit to Internet of Things applications, with On Board Computer, Plug and Play, DIY Instructions, Multiple Communication Technologies



  • Sensor set for IOT
  • Wearable/ Medical system Design 
  • Sensor set for IoT Home Automation System Design 
  • IoT controller (LT-M2MC8000) with built in Wi-Fi Adapter, Linux OS loaded, Battery, Spare Node
  • Serial Debugger for the Controller 




  • A 2.2 GHz/6.4 GTS-10 MB 4C E5-2407 Intel Xeon processor data bus to the  

            system with one QPI link

  • 8 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC system memory 1; 48 GB maximum or 384 

            GB maximum when 32 GB DIMMs installed

  • Eight-port SAS/SATA with RAID controller
  • One redundant 550-watt 80 Plus Bronze certified power supply fitted standard
  • Integrated management module 2 (IMM2)
  • Five PCI-Express card slots standard, one PCI-Express card slot enabled with 

            Dual processors and one optional PCI-X card slot when using interposer card

  • Support for up to sixteen 2.5-inch drives plus one standard optical drive and 

            one optional half-height tape drive, or up to eight 3.5-inch drives plus one 

            standard optical drive and one optional half-height tape drive

  • Up to 16 TB 2 with 1 TB 2.5-inch HS NL SFF SAS/SATA disk drives
  • Intel I350CM2 integrated Quad Gigabit Ethernet controllers; two ports 

            standard and two more ports using Software license key and SAS or SATA   


  • SVGA video with 16 MB memory shared
  • Support for optional Remote Presence function
  • 4U tower industry-standard models, rack mount through special bid or option
  • Two USB front and four USB rear ports, two USB internal port, one d-sub 

            Connector, four 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, and one serial port.

Tactic Throat Microphone(TM)

The throat mic uses the piezoelectric transducer to sense the vocal cord vibration that is positioned near the larynx in contact with the skin of the throat. It collects the speech signals transferred by the sound vibrations along with the larynx tone. The speech of the throat microphone has less intelligibility due to filtering of the higher frequency by the skin and muscles at the larynx region, though it has speech signal with the speaker’s characteristic features. The spectral features of some sound units differ from the normal microphone speech’s sound units. There exits few distinctive spectral features in the TM speech compared to the AM speech.



Throat Microphone
Conduction TypeVibration sound conversion Microphone
Frequency Range300Hz to 3400Hz
Physical structure
Condenser typePiezoelectric transducer
Wearable locationNeck


Bone Conduction (BC) Microphone – Temco HG-17

The technology in the bone conduction had a fold growth in recent decades. In both civil and military communications structures, bone conduction (BC) vibrators and BC touch microphones have become available as a radio conversation interfaces. The BC microphone pickups the vibration of the skin and the bone, and it believe that the speech of bone conduction involves private characteristics of speaker from those of the air conducted speech and throat speech. The BM speech lacks the information at higher frequencies as the TM speech due the filtration higher frequency component by the skin and the muscle along the sound transmission path . The background noise did not affect this voice information because they were recorded over the skin surface near the skull bone.



Bone Conduction Microphone(Temco HG-17)
Conduction TypeVibration sound conversion Microphone
Frequency Range200Hz to 4000Hz
Physical structure
Condenser typeElectrets condenser
Wearable locationHead 



The IriShield is a compact, monocular iris camera manufactured by Iritech. The camera uses infrared LED for eye illumination and can be used both indoor and outdoor. The manufacturer specifies that the captured iris images are ISO/IEC 19794-6 compliant. The camera is suitable for using in both desktop and mobile solutions, including usage with smartphones and tablets. An USB module without casing or chip & camera set are also available from the manufacturer. 

Ultra-compact, auto-capture iris scanners, complete with on-board iris recognition and a PKI-based security infrastructure that ensures end-to-end data security. Superior iris matching and iris image quality assessment algorithms to provide good quality images and avoid false positives while maximizing true positive identification rates. The embedded algorithms can complete a matching query against 1,000 stored templates in 0.5 second.



Device NameIriShield™ – USB MK 2120U
ManufacturerIritech, Inc.
ConnectionUSB 2.0
Supported OS (*)Microsoft Windows (32-bit and 64-bit)
Linux (32-bit and 64-bit)
Iris capture distance4.7 – 5.3 cm (1.9″ – 2.1″)
Iris image size640 x 480 pixels
Eye illuminationInfrared
Device size51 x 93 x 15 mm (2.0″ x 3.7″ x 0.6″)
Device weight300 grams (10.5 oz)
Operating temperature0 °C .. +45 °C
Operating humidity0-90 % (non-condensing)


AfterShocks-Bone Conduction Microphone

Treks titanium open-ear wireless bone-conduction headphones are the smart alternative to traditional in-ear sport headphones and earbuds because they let you keep your ears open so you can hear surrounding sounds. Designed with athletes in mind, treks titanium are sweat proof, secure, and will allow you to hear your surroundings.



Brand ‎AfterShocks 
Manufacturer ‎AfterShocks 
Product Dimensions ‎13.21 x 16 x 5.59 cm; 59.53 Grams 
Batteries ‎1 CR2 batteries required. (included) 
Item model number ‎AS600SG 
Compatible Devices ‎Iphone, Android Mobile, Computers, Laptops, macbook etc 
Special Features ‎Earbud, In-ear 
Mounting Hardware ‎Headphone and User Manual 
Number Of Items ‎1 
Web Browser Included ‎No 
Colour Screen ‎No 
Microphone Form Factor ‎With microphone 
Headphones Form Factor ‎Wireless 
Voltage ‎230 Volts 
Batteries Included ‎Yes 
Batteries Required ‎Yes 
Battery Cell Composition ‎Lithium Polymer 
Cable Feature ‎Without Cable 
Connector Type ‎Wireless 
Contains Liquid Contents ‎No 
Includes Rechargeable Battery ‎No 
Remote Control Included. ‎No 
Supports Bluetooth Technology ‎Yes 
Manufacturer ‎Aftershocks
Imported By ‎Luxury Personified LLP, Plot number 38,Sector 20A,faridabad-121001,haryana- 121003 
Item Weight ‎59.4 g