Register nowRobotics has been fascinating the mindset of human species in the last century. It has redefined the way humans have been advancing their lives. The word “robota” meaning work was coined by Czech playwright and author Karl Capek in 1921. Seemingly, today robotics is defining every aspect of human life and how humans are shaping the future of the world and universe at large.
First generation robotics was about automation of mechanical structure performing ordinary functions meant for humans. With the advent of electricity and electronics, programmable manipulators referred as industrial robots performing dull, difficult, dirty and dangerous tasks laid the foundation for industrial revolution and manufacturing industries. This era is referred as second generation robotics. The third generation of robotics started with development of computing platforms like microprocessors, microcontrollers and reconfigurable computing devices. The fast computing devices resulted in the growth of domestic robotics and completely automated the functioning industries by performing adventurous, augmentative, and adaptive tasks not feasible for humans.
The fourth generation robotics based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and self learning systems coupled with rapid advancement in miniaturization of devices, sensors, driver systems, and actuators have resulted in lighter, smarter and intelligent systems. Space travel, deep sea exploration, defense vehicles, drones, medical surgery, domestic life and entertainment have been transformed by intelligent robotics systems.
The fifth generation of robotics combines re-configurable mechanical structures like transformers, biology inspired systems and materials like cyborgs, intelligent integrative humanoids, and material science to replicate not just functionality of living things like humans but also extending the capabilities which were not possible decades ago. The real reason behind the human progress is to be defined by convergence of information technology, biotechnology, cognitive technology and material technology.
The recent breakthroughs in brain machine interfaces and the ease of transferring information between a digital system and living brain in tandem with virtual reality in a two way communication system provides capabilities for the human species to explore space and time as never before.
Considering this futuristic view a new Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Intelligent Systems and Robotics has been designed by PPCRC. This program focuses on multidisciplinary approach so as to provide the learner and teacher an interactive environment to generate new designs and prototype.
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|Module 1||Embedded System Design||4||24|
|Sensors and Actuators||4|
|System Design & Integration||4|
|Wireless Communication Systems||4|
|Module 2||Digital Control Systems &
|Real Time Embedded Systems||4|
|Digital Image Processing||4|