Manipal Nov 29, 2022: The Department of Mechatronics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal organized a three-day international conference on Robotics, Control, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence (RCAAI 2022).
It was held from Nov 24 to Nov 26.
Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri was the chief guest.
The patron of the conference Cdr. Dr. Anil Rana, Director, MIT, Manipal presided. Dr. DV Kamath, Professor & Head, Dept. of Mechatronics, MIT Manipal educated the gathering related to the theme.
Prof Clement Gosselin Laval from the University of Canada, Prof Fumitoshi Matsuno, from the University of Kyoto Japan, Prof Subir Saha from Gandhi Institute of Technology, Delhi India, and P.S. Indian of Bombay were the Key-note speakers at the conference.
“I am thrilled looking at the participation, where students from various places have joined us today. In the emerging areas of Robotics, Control, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence, I urge the institutions to come out with a roadmap to meet the future expectations of mankind and economic growth,” Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy said.
Prof. S M Kulkarni, Dean (R&C), NITK Surathkal, and Dr. Ravikiran Kadoli, Professor & Head, Mechanical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal, emphasized the need for such conferences to upgrade the knowledge of Mechatronics in emerging areas.
On 23rd November 2022, as part of the pre-conference tutorial, BTech and MTech students were given hands-on training on the use of Robo Analyzer software for the demonstration of Robot Kinematics by the developers of Robo Analyzer and RIDIM software.
A total of 84 researchers gave an oral presentation during the technical sessions of RCAAI-2022 including the participants from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), USA, Sweden, Canada, and Botswana.