About Us

Center for Robotics, Automation and Intelligent Systems.

We are a dynamic and forward-thinking university group dedicated to pushing the boundaries of robotics and automation. With a strong emphasis on research, innovation, and collaboration, we strive to make groundbreaking advancements in these exciting fields.

The analysis and design of a system of dynamical systems that perceive, reason, learn and act intelligently is the thrust area of research in the PES Centre for Intelligent Systems. The interconnection of simple dynamical systems can lead to seemingly inexplicable complex overall behaviour with the causes and effects not obviously related. Aristotle summed up well: β€œThe whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

All systems that surround us today – economical, political, ecological or social – consist of diverse, interconnected and interdependent entities which adapt to their environments. The overall behaviour of such systems is often unpredictable as a system of systems is inherently complex, nonlinear and time-varying. Complex systems are about indirect effects. The objective here is the development of tools for the analysis and design of such complex systems.

Cooperative systems are a class of system of dynamical systems with each system being autonomous. The latter balances self-directedness and self-sufficiency with the ability to handle dynamically changing environments. The possibility of integrating human and machine abilities is well within the scope of this research. The focus is to develop and implement such autonomous systems, and the networking of such systems. This includes embedded computational architectures, and dependable and reconfigurable computing.

Decision support systems for healthcare are another class of system of dynamical systems, and telemedicine a logic conclusion. An integral part of this would be interdisciplinary innovation in the design and development of intelligent medical instruments capable of non-invasive measurements and processing data towards intelligent reactions. This includes the development of intelligent algorithms for the analysis of bio-signals, medical image processing, biostatistics, health information systems, clinical support systems, medical tele-communication and net-working intelligent systems using both symbolic AI and computational intelligence.


Lab Setup

  1. Vision sensors and mounting assembly for image acquisition for indoor and outdoor environments.
  2. Experimental rover platform with interfaces to ultrasound sensors, IR sensors, electronic compasses, gyroscopes, RGBD sensors, wheel-speed encoders and motor-drive systems for use in research pertaining to simultaneous localization and mapping.
  3. State-of-art FPGA boards with embedded ARM cortex processors for real-time implementation of complex algorithms.
  4. Experimental test bench for modeling, analysis and design of controllers for a class of linear and nonlinear systems.
  5. Neurosky Mindwave EEG.
  6. Jabes e-steth.