Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The School of Engineering & IT of Manipal University Dubai, has been recognized as the first Robotics and Automation Society, Student Branch Chapter in UAE.

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Manipal University Dubai has been selected to launch a Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Student Branch Chapter. The IEEE Region 8 has accepted the proposal for the launch and will be the first IEEE RAS Student Branch Chapter in UAE. 
The main focus of the RAS Student Branch Chapter at Manipal University, Dubai is to get its members updated with the various emerging technologies.
This society will have the student members ranging from first to final year, who will be involved in developing innovative projects in the field of Robotics & Automation. Through this initiative all the student members will be given an opportunity to handle a series of activities that will teach them to handle and manage various new technologies.
As of now, there are approximately 20 students from various engineering branches that have registered for IEEE RAS and this number is expected to increase.
Earlier last year, the university has established two laboratory exclusively for “3D printing and Robotics Lab” and “Automation Lab” in the campus to give students an exposure to the current developments in the field of robotics and automation.
3D Printer at the engineering department - Manipal University Dubai
Equipment at the Automobile Engineering Lab
The 3D Printing and Robotics Lab currently has three 3D printers currently set up in the lab while The Automobile Engineering lab showcases various components and mechanisms of an engine as well as a working model of the 4 cylinder engine of the Nissan Tida. (Read previous article) 
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society strives to advance innovation, education, and fundamental and applied research in robotics and automation. Its objectives are scientific, literary and educational in character. 
It also promotes close cooperation and exchange of technical information among its Members and Affiliates, as well as the advancement of the theory and practice of robotics and automation engineering and science all in consonance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the IEEE.

By Emma Dourado
The writer is an undrgraduate student from School of Media and Communication specializing in Journalism.