The Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems (RBCCPS) @ IISc is a research and academic centre, under the Division of Interdisciplinary Research in Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The centre focuses on foundational and applied research to solve cutting edge problems in Robotics involving advanced machine learning techniques, Connected Autonomous Systems like drones and 5G-enabled autonomous vehicles, and Socio-Technical Systems like urban transportation systems and Smart Cities.
The centre faculty are drawn from various departments in the divisions of EECS and Mechanical Sciences. In addition, it has a strong research and technical staff, who drive the experimental components of the centre’s research. The centre also hosts several young INSPIRE faculty fellows, post-doctoral researchers as well as visiting scientists and professors from academia and industry.
The Centre runs an interdisciplinary PhD program in Cyber-Physical Systems and offers various short and semester long courses.
The centre hosts a state-of-the-art CPS laboratory called the Makery. It is also involved in creating and running the Drone Research Park and a 5G-V2X Testbed for connected autonomous vehicles research. It has established strong collaborations with many major technology companies and engages with many startups. It also works closely with government bodies and participates in specific standardisation activities.
A major component of the Centre’s budget comes from a philanthropic grant as a part of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activity, by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, India.