Automation systems are widely used in many industrial jobs, ranging from spray painting to welding to handling heavy components. Industrial robots can produce high-quality goods for the consumers, generate a higher return on investment for the investors, and bring safety to the workplace. An increased use of industrial robots will lead to more jobs in service, healthcare, education, manufacturing industries and the entertainment industries. The repetitive jobs in factories will be dominated by the industrial robots, but the jobs that require creativity will be enjoyed more by humans. In order to cater to the need of automation industry there is a requirement of continuous research and up-gradation in the field of robotics and automation.
The state of Gujarat has come up as an automobile hub in recent times. Many automobile companies have set up their manufacturing facilities in Gujarat. This would necessitate industrial automation and deployment of robotic solutions for better accuracy and higher productivity. A trained manpower would also be required to cater to the needs of these industries. The Centre for Robotics and Automation facilitates the researchers by providing an environment to develop and upgrade the robotic technology. The research and development in the said field would provide innovative solutions to many automation companies. The Centre aims to provide an interdisciplinary environment and bring together the research groups involved in robotics, control engineering, embedded systems, industrial automation, artificial intelligence, computer coding, machine learning and other related technologies. The state-of-the-art facilities at the Centre would play a vital role in the advancement of robotics and automation field. It also aims to facilitate the need to create industry-ready manpower by imparting training.