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    Basic Information

Technology developed: Auto ABACUS (TP19765042622)
Category: Product(Hardware/Material/Software)
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
Dr. Mihir Kumar Pandit Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Mechanical Sciences Associate Professor
Mr. Sadik R Syed Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Mechanical Sciences Student
Soham Kulkarni Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Electrical Sciences Student
Technical Application Area: Automation and Robotics
If 'Other', please specify:
Please give more details of new technical application area:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar
Affiliated Ministry: Ministry of Education
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Does the technology have export potential? Yes
Category of Technology developed: Futuristic
Stage of Development: Prototype Level
Please describe in detail including the TRL Level:
TRL 3: Applied Research: First Laboratory test completed, Proof of Concept (PoC)


Applications: 1. Designed for enabling better calculus and arithmetic counting of numbers for youths. 2. Its main field of application is in Education sector. 3. It uses the technology of automation to teach the user on how to use an abacus. 4. It can be particularly helpful in skill development and education in remote areas. 5. Knowing the advantages that abacus has on students minds, it can be used as an assistive device in classroom teaching.
Advantages: 1. This Novel upgrade of abacus into an automatic abacus will facilitate the learning of the technique of calculations with the soroban abacus with ease. This means that one can learn abacus at one’s home in one’s convenient time. Further, schools (especially in the rural areas) can teach soroban abacus to the students easily using the Autobacus. 2. One can also save lots of time using this method instead of physical instruments or performing long tedious calculations manually. 3. The feature of the Autobacus being controlled by a simple Android application is of great advantage as the Autobacus can be programmed to perform a certain calculation and can also be run in loops for repetitive demonstration of its working for the sake of effective learning. 4. The availability of Android mobile phones everywhere also aids this technique to reach out to every darkest corner. (In absence of smartphones , there is also a provision of keys on the autobacus to give the desired input) 5. This will also ensure an increase in literacy rates as well as the quantity of quality students, learning abacus being a way to improve one o the mental ability by a significant measure. A good mental ability means that one learns things faster, is more creative and can solve problems fast and easily.

    Technology Inputs:

Imported Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
Stepper motor 2016-17 85011012
Servo motor 2016-17 85011011
Adafruit stepper motor shield 2016-17 85423900
Arduino 2016-17 85423100
Indigenous Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
Imported Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
Nylon Rod 2016-17 39269099
Indigenous Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
Existing R&D Facilities used:
Facilities Year ITC-HS Code
Drilling machine 2016-17 84659500

    R&D Investment:

R&D investment (Rs. in Lakhs):                    
Indian Source (Rs.) Foreign Source (Rs.) Year
2 0 2016-17

   Patents & Publications:

Filed Patents (No.) Granted Patents (No.) Year
1 0 NA
Submitted (No.) Published (No.) Year
0 0 NA

    Commercialization Potential:

Who are the Potential Licensees? Toys industry, Education and E-learning institutes.
What commercially available products address
the same problem?
Company Product Problem Addressed
Indian abacus digital abacus sends out the numeric value of each column.
Would you like to develop this invention further with
corporate research support?
Would you be interested in participating in cluster based
programs for commercialization research or business
planning for your invention?
      Submitted by: S N Panigrahi Date of Submission: 10-8-2020

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