IIT Ropar inked pact with TAL manufacturing Solutions Limited to set up and create Robotics & Automation Lab at IIT ROPAR and to conduct various Industrial activities/ promote Employment and skill development opportunities, para-professional training courses under the ambit of IIT ROPAR.
This MoU will facilitate to set up Robotics and Automation Lab which will give insights from Industry perspective to assist in designing syllabus / curriculum for Robotics and Automation Course. Also, this will facilitate collaboration to promote research/continuing education activities between IIT ROPAR & TAL.
Scope of MoU also involves promoting mutual interest in the field of Robotics and Industrial Automation further encouraging special training in Robotics and Automation to the students of IIT ROPAR interested in Post Graduate academic courses at IIT ROPAR.
On this Prof. Sarit. K. Das, Director IIT Ropar said “Creating Robotics & Automation Lab at IIT ROPAR will definitely work in the directionof fundamental research in robotics, and develop an array of robots and robotic systems that can be deployed in a variety of natural environments. Robotics is important also from the national perspectives of disaster management and medical applications.”
TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited, a TATA Enterprise, is a 100% subsidiary of TATA Motors and one of the leading companies in India, successfully delivering manufacturing solutions for over 40 years to customers in Automotive and Heavy Engineering and more recently, to Aerospace and Defense sectors. TAL is also engaged in manufacturing of Industrial Robots and its research, design, development and consultancy further leveraging opportunities in Aero Tooling and Ground Handling/ Ground Support Equipment, expanding its capabilities in low cost automation. It has recently launched its indigenously developed articulated 2, 5 & 10kg pay load Robots.
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar) is a premier Academic Institute of National Importance, established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development MHRD, Government of India. IIT Ropar is engaged in the field of education and research and provides for a science-based engineering education to produce quality engineer-scientists. The institute, apart from establishing a robust teaching environment, is keen to facilitate and support cutting-edge research in variety of areas.
IIT Ropar has set up a Robotic centre called “PUNJRobotics” to coordinate local activities in robotics and also to link up with regional, national and international activities contributing in advancing world robotics. Two PUNJRobotics studios are coming up in IIT Ropar where High energy robots such as industrial, defense and agricultural robot applications and low energy robots such as service robots where close human-robot interaction is essential will be worked upon.
Prof. Sarit . K. Das, Director IIT Ropar, Punjab and Mr. Sandeep Dawkhar, General Manager, TAL, have signed this MoU on behalf of Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar) and TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited respectively. Senior officials from both the organizations were also present.