Inaugural Session of 4 Days Robotics Workshop
The departments of Mechanical, Industrial & Production Engineering of K.L.University as a regular practice organize National Level Robotics workshop every year, Last year we had organized the event in association with Technophilia Ltd, Mumbai and this year we are organizing the event from January 22nd to 25th 2010 in association with Rofosoft Systems Mumbai, which is an Alumnus body of IIT-Mumbai.
The inaugural session was held in the KL campus Pea cock hall from 10.00 am onwards, Er.V.Rajendra Prasad, Managing Director ? Vijayawada Auto Cluster was the Chief Guest, Er.Y.Krishna Mohan, Chairman AP-Small Scale Industries Association was the Guest of Honour, Prof.G.L.Datta, Vice Chancellor, K.L.University Presided over the inaugural session, Prof.K.V.Ramana, Group Head, Mech-IPE and Civil and Dr.A.Srinath, Coordinator of the Workshop were over the dais along with the distinguished guests.
Prof.G.LDatta , VC, KL delivered the welcome address and emphasized the need to practice quality research and innovation in regular teaching methodology in all the educational hubs across the country, and said at KL we are doing this and hence are able to achieve great careers for our graduating engineers. He requested the Guests to lend their industrial expertise to our budding engineers through training, internships and hands on sessions, Prof.Datta said that Robotics being the most sought after Autonomy tool and having wide coverage of Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science applications into it is the most sought after topic where in we at KL wish to establish a Center of Excellence and it is also the dream of our Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor.
The Coordinator and Prof.Ramana delivered their welcome notes and educated the gathering of pros and cons of the event and the coordinator stressed the need of young engineers participation into such events across the nation so as to make India the leader in cutting edge technology like the topic of the workshop.
The Chief Guest Sri.Rajendra Prasad emphasized the need for autonomous tools to be used widely owing to decreasing skilled man power because of brain drain and increasing Literacy rate and lure for white color jobs, and said Robots are the best possible aids by means of which Automation to fullest extent in any Industry can be achieved, He also briefed the activities of Auto Cluster and stressed that the students and faculty of KL take the benefit of the Cluster activities and get progressed through the hands on and practical exposure.
The Guest of Honor Er.Y.Krishna Mohan, while delivering his address made it very clear about the RP Machines, Technical Software and CNC equipment that are available with the Auto Cluster and APSSIA, and expressed that KL lends its expertise to develop the cluster as well as get benefitted out of the facilities available there by.
There was a huge turn over of participants where in today was the I session i.e Robo Bricks, Over 190 participants from various colleges across A.P as well as from surrounding States like Karnataka, Maharashtra and Orissa have enrolled ; this session shall continue upto 23rd Jan 2010 and another set of over 200 participants will be participation in Swarm Robotics from 24th ? 25th Jan 2010. Valedictory session for Robo Bricks is scheduled on 23rd Jan?10 at 4.45 pm and that for Swarm Robotics on 25th Jan?10 at 5.00 pm.