DRDO scientist attends workshop on robotics

Indian is in an advanced stage of building robots said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director S. Guru Prasad.

Inaugurating the four-day national convention titled ‘Yantrik-2012’ on Robotics and Mechatronics, on the K.L. University campus at Vaddeswaram village in Guntur district on Thursday, he advised the students to choose specialised subjects in the related technology for Post-Graduate courses.

As the director for Research and Development (R&D), at Pune, Mr. Prasad participated as key resource person at the programme being organised by Mechanical Engineering Department of the KL University in association with Robotics Core School, Chennai and Jaypee Institution of Information and Technology, Noida.The scientist said that at present India is using robots in defence service and very soon the machines would enter in to other fields across the country.

Robots, which were fit for unmanned battle fields, can be used for different applications including handling of explosives, space applications, adverse atmospheric conditions, rescue operations during natural calamities and major accidents, for assisting sick and the aged people at homes and other purposes, he observed.

The DRDO Director in his keynote address explained the budding engineers on the fundamentals of robotics and different types of operations of the unmanned object, which was very useful in future.

Focus on research

Koneru Lakshmaiah University Chancellor G.L. Datta and Vice-Chancellor R. Sri Hari Rao said that the institution was in the forefront in encouraging research activities and asked the students to make use of the workshop.

Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering (KLCE) principal Prof. A. Ananda Kumar, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department Prof. Y.V. Hanumantha Rao, programme convenor A. Srinath and others spoke. Associate professor V.L. Krishnan presented vote of thanks.

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