Robotics in the past has focused on automation in structured environments, which has evolved to adapt to unstructured ones with advancements in sensing technologies. With the advent of cheap and compact computing power, the future will see higher levels of autonomy and productivity in addressing challenges that can complement humans and societies.

On October 12, we hosted a 'Tech for Thought: A KnowledgeTransfer series' workshop, titled Humans and Robots: Past, Present, and Future,  with Alexandra Zafiroglu and Jagannath Raju. Conducted in partnership with Plaksha University (based in Mohali), this event answered questions such as how robots have influenced humans and society over time from a cultural and technological perspective, as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in this domain in the years to come.