I am Prof G C Nandi. Currently, working as the Director( Offg) of the premier Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. Also performed the duties of the DIRECTOR from Jan 2014-April 2014 during the critical phase of transition of the institute.
I try to motivate my students towards creativity and teach them how to learn! It is a wonderful experience for me to interact with such talented young minds. I teach them various subjects and learn many things from them!
My passion is to create robots which will interact with us intelligently in a social environment. At IIIT-Allahabad, I have developed a Robotics and Artificial Intelligence laboratory which is considered to be one of the best in our country.I envision one day every household will have one or two robots who will take care of the elderly persons and perform various routine, monotonous and dirty household jobs. Also it will share emotions with us, give us company in old age and take care of our health when our near and dear ones will be away from us in their busy professional lives. We do intensive research so that it becomes reality someday!
We have recently developed a technology for AMAL (Adaptive Modular Active Leg), which is controlled by Biologically Inspired CPG (Central Pattern Generator). It can give maximum comfort to an amputee with minimum cost (approximately US $ 260 as on Sept., 2012). For details about the technology please see on left side Navigation "Copies of some Publications for Citation" and copyrighted AMAL manual.
For me robotics is a framework where we can develop many new and sophisticated technologies and test them for their real life implementation.
My team (Under graduate students, Masters students, Ph.D scholars ) is working dedicatedly in the area of Machine Learning and its application in developing intelligent systems and technology.
Our robotics research and teaching is strongly based on Machine Intelligence. For creating intelligent robots we use Markov Processes (HMM), Simulated Annealing, Dynamic Baysian Network, Artificial Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithm, Support Vector Machines, Deep Neural Network etc.)
Our current research is focused on: