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Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) is a premier laboratory of DRDO involved in the Research and Development in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Information and Communication Security leading to development of products for battlefield communication and management systems.

  • Charter of Duties
    1. To be abreast of the basic research in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Perception, Autonomous Unmanned Systems, Knowledge Extraction, Networking, Command Control and Information Processing Systems.
    2. To conduct applied research and development for adaptation of the above technologies for military usage to address mission criticality including dependability; taking into account resource constraints, operation in challenged environments and security in the presence of adversaries.
    3. To design and develop TAC C3I systems, Communication and Information security & Net centric systems
    4. To deliver system to users (Defence and GoI agencies)
    In executing the above charter of duties, CAIR is committed to the following:
    • Maintain and promote scientific temper and encourage innovation to enhance battlefield efficiency
    • Synergize with our partners, consultants and academic institutions to achieve progress and recognize their contribution
    • Uphold the confidentiality of information about the projects in the spirit of Official Secrets Act
    • Practice zero-tolerance on any form of deviation from published procedure and conduct of day to day transaction in the spirit of law
    • Act with integrity, transparency, and dedication
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  • CAIR has been led by the following Directors since its inception:

    Name Duration
    Cmde (IN) A Paulraj 17 Oct 1986 - 27 Jun 1988
    S Rajendran 27 Jun 1988 - 26 Jun 1989
    Dr M Vidyasagar 26 Jun 1989 - 28 Mar 2000
    N Sitaram 28 Mar 2000 - 21 Nov 2006
    VS Mahalingam 22 Nov 2006 - 31 Oct 2012
    Sanjay Burman 1 Nov 2012 - 31 March 2017
    Dr. G Athithan 1 April 2017-1 June 2017
    Mrs. Manimozhi Theodore 2 June 2017 - Till date

  • Research Initiative
    • Contract For Requisition of Research (CARS)

    Sl. No

    Title

    Effective from

     

    Duration

     

    Remarks

    Academic Institution with address

    1

    Construction of Cryptographically good feedback shift Register

    Sep 2014

    24 Months

    Closed in March 2017

    IIT, Roorkee

    2

    Development of Evaluable Robust and efficient Multi-precision Arithmetic Library

    Sep 2015

    24 Months

    On-Going

    IIT, Chennai

     

    3

    SNA and OSI Analysis of DRDO : Mechanisms impact and scenario analysis

    Jul  2015

    18 Months

    On-Going

    IIIT, Delhi

    4

    Bio-inspired attention modelling for anomalous event analysis

    Nov 2015

    27 Months

    On-Going

    IIT, Kanpur

    5

    Embodied Cognition

    Nov 2015

    27 Months

    On-Going

    IITM, Chennai

    6

    Multi robot autonomous exploration localization and mapping

    Nov 2015

    27 Months

    On-Going

    IIIT, Hyderabad

    7

    Design and development of a quadruped torso with external electro hydraulic power system

    Nov 2015

    30 Months

    On-Going

    Jadavpur University,  Kolkata

    8

    Multi-agent based indoor exploration with miniature robots

    Nov 2015

    24 Months

    On-Going

    BITS - Pilani, Rajasthan

    9

    Human behaviour analysis in single indoor camera

    Nov 2015

    12 Months

    Closed

    IIIT, Bangalore

    10

    An Equivalence Checking Framework for Vulnerability Assessment for FPGA-based design flows

    Nov 2015

    12 Months

    On-Going

    Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

    11

    Node Mobility Techniques for Tactical IP Network

    Mar 2016

    12 Months

    On-Going

    ISM, Dhanbad

    12

    Behavioral Path Planning and Patrolling for CAR-Like Robots in Urban Campus Environment

    Nov 2016

    15 Months

    On-Going

    IIT, Bombay

    13

    India Centric Never Ending Language Learning

    Feb 2017

    27 Months

    On-Going

    IISc, Bangalore


  • Extramural Research & Intellectual Property Rights (ER &IPR) Activities

  • Sl No

    Title of the Project

    PI & Institution

    Starting Date

    Ending Date

    Cost
    (Lakhs)

    1

    Development of a Leg Exoskeleton Robot for Soldier Support

    Dr Ashish Dutta, Associate Professor
    IIT, Kanpur

    Jan 14

    Jul 16

    22.88

    2

    Near-Real-Time Super Resolution of Ariel Video (Visual and IR) Sequences for Defence Applications

    Dr V Chandrasekaran, Professor & Head,
    Shri SatyaSai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi

    Feb 14

    Feb 17

    48.76

    3

    Collaborative Navigation of UAV - UGVs in GPS Denied Environments”

    Dr Mangal Kothari
    Asst Prof
    IIT Kanpur

    Nov 15

    Nov 17

    30.004

    4

    Energy Efficient Intruder Detection Schemes for WSN Using Learning Based Techniques

    Dr Chiranjeev Kumar
    Principal Investigator
    Dr Haider Banka
    Co_investigator
    Indian School of Mines Dhanbad

    5 Nov 15

    4 Nov 18

    28.52

    5

    Developing Operational Scenarios for Emergent Warfare

    Brig (Dr) Arun Sahgal
    Principal Investigator
    Maj Gen Pradyot Mallick & Brig (Dr) Anil Sharma , Co _investigators
    Forum for Strategic Initiative, New Delhi

    For 14 months
    [from the date of release of first installment by the PCDA (R&D)]

    11.175

    6

    Development of a Hand Gesture Based Interface System for Remote Controlled Surveillance mobile Robot

    Prof Samit Ari
    NIT Rourkela

    12 May 16

    11 May 19

    28.598

    7

    Studies in Cellular Automata with its Applications on Cryptography 

    Dr B Paramasivan,
    Principal Investigator
    National Engineering College, K R Nagar, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu

    For 02 years
    [from the date of release of first installment by the PCDA (R&D)]

    12.195

    8

    Collaborative Marsupial Flying Robots for Advanced Indoor Outdoor Perception

    Dr Abhishek,
    Principal Investigator
    Dr C S Upadhyay,
    Co-Investigator
    IIT Kanpur

    31 Mar 17

    30 Mar 19

    79.3336

    9

    Implementation of Secured Centralized Controller through SDN over heterogeneous networks”

    Dr M Pushpalatha,
    Principal Investigator
    Dr Revathi Venkataraman & Vaishanavi Moorthy
    Co-Investigators
    SRM University, Chennai

    For 02 years
    [from the date of release of first installment by the PCDA (R&D)]

    26.318

    10

    An Adaptive Classifier for Unbalanced Evolving Streams: An Application to Fraudulent Data Streams

    Dr T Maruthi Padmaja
    Principal Investigator
    Dr N Ganeswara Rao
    Co-Investigators
    VFSTR University, Guntur

    For 02 years from the date of release of first installment by the PCDA (R&D)

    9.10



  • Memorandum of Collaboration(MoC) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IISc

  • Sl No

    Memorandum of Collaboration

    Name of the Institution

    Effective from

    Status

    1

    A Research Program to Advance the Frontiers of Communications, Control, Signal Processing and Computation

    IISc Bangalore

    5th Sep 14 - 4th  Sep 18

     

    Running

     

     

    List of Projects under MoC with IISc, Bangalore

    Sl No

    Dept

    Faculty

    Title

    1

    EE

    AG Ramakrishnan

    Speaker & Background Change Detection for Forensics

    2

    CSA

    CE VeniMadhavan

    DIAMETERS: A Cognitive Linguistic System

    3

    CSA

    Deepak D Souza

    Development of a Formally Verified Secure MicroKernel

    4

    EE & SERC

    K R Ramakrishnan & Venkatesh Babu

    Tracking and Handover in Surveillance Camera Network

    5

    CSA

    Y Narahari

    DR. GAMMA: Disaster Recovery using Game Theory and Multiagent Systems

    6

    EE

    Prasanta Kumar
    Ghosh
     

    Real Time Processing of VoIP Speech for Spoken Keywords

    7

    ECE

    Rajesh
    Sundaresan

    Dynamic algorithms for resource allocation among multiple agents

    8

    CSA

    Shalabh  
    Bhatnagar

    Control in Sensor Networks using Reinforcement Learning

    9

    ECE

    T V
    Sreenivas

    Large Audio Data Analytics

    10

    ECE

    Dr R Venkatesh Babu

    Scene Understanding

    11

    ECE

    Vinod Sharma and Utpal Mukherji

    Providing Quality of Service in Hierarchical Adhoc Multihop Wireless Networks with Multiple Radios

    12

    ECE

    Sanjit Chatterjee

    Exploring Identity-Based Cryptographic Techniques for Securing Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

     

    13

    ECE

    Dr Aditya Gopalan

    Reinforcement learning for identifying summary structures in text

    14

    EE

    Dr Sriram Ganapathy

    Language identification system under constraint condition

     

    Contact details of key officials 

    S. No

    Name & Designation

    Role

    Contact

     

    1

     

    Smt Manimozhi Theodore, Sc G

     

    Director

     

    Tel: +91- 80 - 2534 2646
    Fax: +91- 80 - 2524 4298
    Email: director@cair.drdo.in

     

    2

     

    Dr Subrata Rakshit, Sc H

    Associate Director (Technology)

     

    Tel :+91-080- 2524 0737
    Email: srakshit@cair.drdo.in

     

    3

     

    Shri K Ravi Shankar, Sc G

     

    CPIO

     

    Tel :+91-080- 2524 7860
    Email:
    rti@cair.drdo.in
    kravi@cair.drdo.in

     

    4

     

    Smt Desiraju Padma, Sc G

    Public Grievance Officer, Public Relations Officer

     

    Tel: +91-080 2534 2234
    E-mail: cgo@cair.drdo.in, padma@cair.drdo.in

     

    5

     

    Shri CH Swamulu, Sc G

     

    Vigilance Officer

     

    Tel :+91-080 2524 2070
    Email: swamulu@cair.drdo.in

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