Talk on “Improving the Quality of Life for Humanity via Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technologies”

Participants: 50
Date : December 20, 2014
The recently introduced RAS Chapter of IEEE SB CET in association with IEEE Kerala Section RAS Chapter organized an interactive session on “Improving the Quality of Life for Humanity via Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technologies” by Dr. Raj Madhavan. Dr. Raj Madhavan is an assistant research scientist with the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and was a guest researcher with the Intelligent Systems Division of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through June 2013.Over the last decade, he has contributed to various topics in field robotics, systems and control theory. The session started with welcome address by Mr.Unni Sankar-IEEE Kerala Section Vice Chair and then Mr. Rejin Narayanan -IEEE RAS Kerala Section chair introduced our chief speaker of the lecture. The Keynote address delivered by Dr.Raj Madhavan was really inspiring for our young robotic enthusiasts who are keen in working especially in humanitarian field. The session dealt mainly with the potential of UAVs in being used for Search and Rescue Operations and such Humanitarian Causes.He encouraged engineering student to take up more humanitarian projects and to keep oneself updated on the latest technological advancements and ground breaking research in their areas of interest. The highly motivating session lasted for about two hours. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr.Jisha V.R -IEEE RAS Chapter Advisor College of Engineering Trivandrum.

Event Volunteers: Chandykunju Alex, Aparna Sekhar.