GS Paper - 3 (Robotics)

AI and Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK), an Indian government-funded not-for-profit organization, opened on 14 March 2022 an ‘Innovation Lab’ at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru to provide support to researchers and startups working in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics with the aim of helping them build products that are ready to go to market.

About the ARTPARK

  1. The lab will focus on three areas—digital and physical connectivity using 5G and drones, making healthcare services available at people’s doorsteps, and using AI for inclusive learning.
  2. In the age of AI, knowledge will be everywhere. Students won’t have to cram information anymore and can focus on applying it to create things.
  3. The lab has technical teams working in collaboration with multiple labs at IISc. It will also work with other technical institutes and bodies, including the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, IIT Jodhpur, the University of Aalto in Finland, Indian Council of Medical Research and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
  4. ARTPARK, intending to use futuristic technologies to connect the unconnected, would work on creating a globally leading ArtificiaI Intelligence(AI) and Robotics Innovation ecosystem in the country.
  5. ARTPARK has been set up to effectively use technology, specifically AI and robotics, for the country’s betterment.
  6. The ARTPARK has the objective of channelising innovations to create a societal impact by executing ambitious mission-mode R&D projects in healthcare, education, mobility, infrastructure, agriculture, retail, and cyber-security aiming to solve problems unique to India.