Motto: Innovation Drives Transformation

Centre for Research in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CRAIR)


FUTIA will set up this Centre to conduct fundamental research and develop applications in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Command. Its research areas include the processing and fusion of data from sensors to perceive the surroundings of the robot and intention of moving objects, path planning and navigation in unknown environments, coordination of multi-agent systems formed by groups of robots, brain-machine interfaces, autonomous decision making, and robotic safety and resiliency. Its aim will be to add value to information by delivering dependable information systems to many areas of strategic needs such as the Defence services for battle space dominance. Key research areas shall include multi-agent systems; planning, navigation, and perception; deep learning for safety, security, and resiliency for robotic systems; human-machine interfaces; and applications. It will attached to the School of Computing and Information Technology.
The Centre Philosophy

The Centre Philosophy

The Centre for Research in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CRAIR) at FUTIA is committed to advancing the frontiers of AI and robotics research, driving innovation, and fostering a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. We believe that AI and robotics have the potential to transform various aspects of society, and our mission is to conduct cutting-edge research that addresses real-world challenges, improves lives, and promotes sustainable development.




Research Goals
  • Conduct innovative and impactful research in AI and robotics, focusing on areas such as machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and human-robot interaction.
  • Develop new AI and robotics technologies with applications in areas like healthcare, education, energy, transportation, and agriculture.
  • Publish research findings in top-tier international conferences and journals.
Education and Training Goals
  • Offer specialized graduate programs (MSc and Ph.D.) in AI and robotics, providing students with advanced knowledge and skills.
  • Develop and offer short courses, workshops, and executive training programs for industry professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders.
  • Foster a culture of lifelong learning, providing opportunities for continuous professional development.
Collaboration and Industry Engagement Goals
  • Foster partnerships with industry leaders, startups, and government agencies to develop practical solutions to real-world problems.
  • Collaborate with international research institutions and organizations to stay at the forefront of global AI and robotics research.
  • Develop a robust innovation ecosystem, supporting entrepreneurship, spin-offs, and technology transfer.
Societal Impact Goals
  • Develop AI and robotics solutions that address pressing societal challenges, such as climate change, healthcare access, and education equity.
  • Promote digital inclusion, ensuring that AI and robotics innovations benefit diverse groups and communities.
  • Engage in public outreach and education, raising awareness about the potential and limitations of AI and robotics.