To provide an active interaction and networking forum for the academicians and researchers working in Robotics field in the region around IIT Ropar, a two-day Robotics-Meet had been organized on January 16-17, 2016 by PunjRobotics group, in association with Robotics club, IIT Ropar. Keeping in view the major application areas for Indian Robotics, five sessions (Medical, Defense and Security, Agriculture, Industrial and Robotics Education) had been planned. Expert talks and research work presentations in these areas are the main features of the event. The invited experts who shared their experienced views were - Prof Gurvinder Virk (University of Gavle, Sweden), Prof S.K.Saha (IIT Delhi), Sh. Alok Mukherjee (Head, Robotics Center, DRDO Pune), Dr Sanjeev Soni (CSIR lab, Chandigarh), Dr Dinesh Pal (DRDO Chandigarh), Dr Swagat Kumar (TCS, Robotics Division, New Delhi), Prof P.M Pathak (IIT Roorkee), Prof Sandipan Bandhopadyay (IIT Madras). Issues related to academic, professional and innovation-related activities in robotics had been discussed, building on our strengths, linkages to regional, national, and international activities.
RSI Students’ Chapter
The students’ chapter of RSI (Robotics Society of India: see www.rs-india.org) was inaugurated during PunjRobotics workshop on January 16, 2016. Nearly 50 students have joined the society and have planned annual activities for the upliftment of RSI and the Robotics field, in general.