Building useful Robots - from Industry to House-hold

Seminar talk titled "Building useful Robots - from Industry to House-hold"

Title Of the Talk: Building useful Robots - from Industry to House-hold
Speaker: Dr. Chayan Sarkar
Host Faculty: Dr. Rekha Raja
Date & Time: Thursday, February 1 · 12:30 - 13:30


A robot is a system of systems. The early view of robots talks about a mechanical man. The idea is to build a system that can work like a human and help us in daily life. A robot as a coworker or a cohabitant is becoming mainstream day-by-day with the development of low-cost sophisticated hardware. However, an accompanying software stack that can aid the usability of the robotic hardware remains the bottleneck of the process, especially if the robot is not dedicated to a single job. Programming a multi-purpose robot requires an on the fly mission scheduling capability that involves task identification and plan generation. This talk would share some of the real life challenges faced in building a robot that is deployable.

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Chayan Sarkar is a Scientist at TCS Research. He completed his doctoral studies at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands in 2016. He received his bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Science from Jadavpur University in 2009 and IIT Bombay in 2011, respectively. He briefly worked as a researcher at SICS Swedish ICT in Sweden. Currently, he is part of the visual computing and embodied AI research area of TCS Research. His research interests include human-robot interactions, multi-robot systems, networked embedded systems, etc. He is part of the organizing committee of many conferences along with serving as the reviewer of various conferences and Journals.

Thursday, February 1 · 12:30 - 13:30