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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

‘Students pursuing robotics have good job prospects’

Photo: Vaibhav Ganjapure
Vaibhav Ganjapure writes, "Blockbuster 'Robot' starring superstar Rajinikant and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had enthralled all with its lighting speed and acrobatics. Though it was just a movie, such robots are very much a possibility, perhaps as early as the next decade."

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Senior faculty from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Pramod Padole and lecturer Shital Chiddarwar, experts in 'Robotics' field, believe that robots with artificial intelligence (AI), as shown in the movie are possible only due to robotics, a fast emerging field. AI is extensively used in the space technology.

VNIT own students are already working on a robot which can be operated through a remote and perform small tasks like bringing milk packets or newspapers. With city taking a big leap in robotics education and research with the proposed 'Oberoi centre for excellence' at Nagpur University and Asea Brown Boveri's (ABB) research centre at VNIT, robots with artificial intelligence can probably be manufactured in the city.

In an interview with TOI, the two experts spoke at length on this fast-emerging but relatively unknown sector. Excerpts ...
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Source: Times of India

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