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Date: 2nd November, 2019
Venue: New Academic Complex, IIT Madras (Directions)

  • 2018

Every year, we host the “Open House”, where we throw open our doors to people from all walks of life to come in and interact with us. We’ll have other students, professors, alumni, industrialists, media and more: making the Open House a trove of opportunities for those who seek it.

Open House 2019 displayed a plethora of innovative projects taken up by our 10 clubs including Artemis- the railroad crack detection bot, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for disaster management and many others which have bagged national and international honours , as well as work of our 4 internationally acclaimed competition teams – Team Abhiyaan, Team Anveshak, Team Avishkar Hyperloop and Raftar Formula Racing.



On 13th April 2018, a Press Conference was held to create awareness among the media about the Centre for Innovation, and it’s major competition teams: Team Raftar, Team Anveshak, and Team Abhiyaan.

The Press Conference was addressed by Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, Prof. Sivakumar M. Srinivasan, Dean, Students, and Prof. R. Nagarajan Dean, International & Alumni Relations. This was followed by the unveiling of the competition teams – Team Raftar, Anveshak and Abhiyaan.

The Press Conference was well attended by several sponsors of the competition teams and major media bodies.


On 29th October 2017, CFI managed to achieve yet another remarkable feat. CFI entered the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records for the most robots cleaning an area with 45 robots on a 72 square metre area (in Students Activities Centre (SAC)), simultaneously for over fifteen minutes! As many as 250 belonging to several disciplines fabricated these robots at the CFI Workshop.

The cleaning robots consisted of a high-RPM motor at its heart with two rotating scrub pads shovelling the dust into the central suction system and a filter in the vacuum tunnel collecting the waste.The robots were controlled over Bluetooth by an app created for the Android system. A proximity ultrasound fixed to the robots ensured that they did not collide.No manual intervention was allowed inside the cleaning area during the exercise.