Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018
Student, Manukau Institute of Technology
Sadia Afrin is a final year student in the BICT degree at Manukau Institute of Technology. She is nearing the end of her Industry Project internship working on health and safety management software involving IoT and other cutting-edge technologies.
Sadia has a logical mind with a practical approach to problem-solving and a drive to see things through to completion. She enjoys experimenting with new ways of solving problems, overcoming challenges, and has a genuine interest in all things IT.
Sadia has a loving family and enjoys good food, photography, DIY, and interior design.
This paper presents a prototype for a “robot” device to demonstrate that advanced functionality is achievable by utilising even a low-end smartphone’s capabilities.
This paper also outlines a series of experiments to test whether the robot performed the new tasks to a usable level. The final prototype displayed performance that exceeded expectations for modest low-cost equipment and rivaled or even equaled that of high-end devices.
The project’s architectural simplicity and modular design is ideal for hobbyists and students to learn technology.