Sweeping it clean figuratively and literally, IIT Madras students may have set an all-new Asian and Indian record for deploying the largest number of robots to clean an area.
These young innovators created over 45 robots and swept an area of 750 square feet clean, putting all of them to use in less than 15 minutes.
Over 270 students from various disciplines participated in the CFI Workshop at IIT-Madras on Sunday.
The mechanism used was that each robot had a high RPM (revolutions per minute) motor at its centre, and two rotating scrub pads that directed the dust into the central suction mechanism, which was collected by a filter in the vacuum tunnel, reported the Times of India.
These 45 robots were controlled over Bluetooth via an Android-based application.
The event which took place at Students Activities Centre on the campus was monitored by representatives of the Asia Book of Records and the India Book of Records.
Marvelled by the feat, a provisional certificate was awarded to the students after they successfully demonstrated completion of the exercise.
The final certification is still pending and is expected to happen after due validation and assessment of the record evidences.
The institute spoke to publication saying they aim to strengthen the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan through the initiative.