National Centre of Robotics and Automation inaugurated at NUST
ISLAMABAD:- The National Centre of Robotics and Automation (NCRA) was inaugurated at NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME).
The NCRA is designed on a consortium model, with 11 labs from 13 Pakistani universities as part of the Centre, with National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in the leading role. Out of these 11 labs, 2 will be established by CEME, while the remaining will be set up at other premier national Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), including UET Lahore, UCP Lahore, ITU Lahore, Air University Islamabad, LUMS, FAST-NUCES Islamabad, UET Taxila, NED Karachi, MUET, BUITEMS, MUST, and UET Peshawar, said a news release.
Dr Athar Osama, Member Science and Technology, Planning Commission, informed that with the establishment of the four national Centres of excellence through a rigorous selection process, 200 PhD scientists and 45 laboratories from all technology universities of Pakistan have been brought together to solve the toughest problems in these four emerging areas. Through shared resources and expertise, the National Centres are mandated to work closely with the industry and develop projects with high national impact, he informed.
He also stated that these Centres have a responsibility to push intellectual property into the market in quick succession, find new industry partners and spin off technologies.–APP