IIT Madras alumnus donates Rs 1 crore to establish robotics research laboratory

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Updated on Jan 9, 2020 18:01 IST

IIT Madras alumnus donates Rs 1 crore to the institute to establish a ‘Robotics Research and Teaching Laboratory’ in the department of engineering design.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, in its latest press release, said that the institute has received a donation of Rs 1 crore from an alumnus to establish a ‘Robotics Research and Teaching Laboratory’ in the department of engineering design. The laboratory will help students get hands-on learning experience and will enable teaching and research in the robotics field.

Talking about the alumnus’ generous act, Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (International and Alumni Relations) at IIT Madras, said that the alumnus has brought a huge difference in the institute’s research and teaching initiatives. An independent lab on robotic will help train students generations after generation.

According to the press release, the alumnus awardee has requested anonymity. It also says that that facility will not only promote learning and increase research output by filling a gap in robotics education in our country but will also attract highly motivated students to the institute.

Controller design and analysis, robotic system design and programming, robotic vision system, aerial robots, parallel manipulators, robotic automation systems, serial manipulators for collaborative manipulation (cobots), medical robots and haptic systems, underwater robots, etc. are some of the major facilities that have been planned to be included in this research and teaching laboratory.

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