Nokia and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems, IISc are set to announce the opening of the Nokia Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Networked Robotics at the IISc Bengaluru on 8th July 2022. The CoE will promote inter-disciplinary research involving robotics, and advanced communication technologies like 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop use cases across areas like industrial automation, agriculture, and disaster management. The centre will facilitate engagement and cooperation between academia, start-ups, and industry ecosystem partners in the research and development of these use cases. The agreement to set up a CoE in Networked Robotics was concluded in August 2020 and since then a core group has worked tirelessly to set up and equip the centre.
Research projects undertaken by the CoE will include the design of advanced robotics, AI, and automation solutions built upon next-generation telecom networks and their applications for solving societally relevant problems.