During Dr. Riaz Uddin (PI-HHRCM Lab) stay as a Visiting Research Professor with Interactive Graphics and Simulation (IGS) Group; Haptics Human Robotics and Condition Monitoring Lab - NCRA, NED University (Karachi) in collaboration with IGS Group, University of Innsbruck (Innsbruck) performed the first ever Intercontinental (Asia & Europe) Haptic Teleoperation between Karachi-Pakistan and Innsbruck-Austria on 10-11-2022 (https://fb.watch/gSTyeBdTNm/).
Dr. Riaz Uddin delivered an invited Talk on the Research Activities of Haptics Human Robotics and Condition Monitoring Lab - NCRA to team of Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group - IGS at the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria on 07-11-2022. After the talk Dr. Riaz Uddin - Head of HHRCM Lab, NED University OF Engineering and Tech. Karachi and Prof. Matthias Harders - Head of IGS Group, University of Innsbruck signed an MoU (Letter of Intent) for the potential collaboration on the joint research and related activities in the field of Haptics, Human-Robotics and Innovative Healthcare Designs.
Haptics Human Robotics and Condition Monitoring Lab - NCRA is glad to reveal the highlights of the trainings offered under the workshop on "𝗜𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀, 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲-𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀". The opening ceremony of the Workshop “Immersive Haptics, Tele-robotics and Indigenous Healthcare Innovations” was presided over by “Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi”, the honorable Vice Chancellor of NED University OF Engineering and Tech. Karachi. PI-HHRCM Lab Dr. Riaz Uddin along with Haptics Human Robotics and Condition Monitoring Lab - NCRA Team welcomed all the distinguished guests & delegates who came from relevant industries, universities, and organizations such as Samane Shifa Foundation, Medicare Network Pvt.ltd, Dow University of Health Sciences Official, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, UET Taxila and more. The workshop ended with formal and informal networking discussions during refreshment breaks / working lunch with the mutual emphasis and opinions on the need for the younger generation to start making intellectual investments in research, innovation, and the creation of new, indigenous products and processes in order to enhance economic growth while laying the foundation for self-sustenance.
The Haptics, Human Robotics and Condition Monitoring Lab at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi is the affiliated Lab of the National Centre for Robotics and Automation (NCRA) which is a consortium of 11 labs over 13 universities of Pakistan. The National Centre of Robotics and Automation was inaugurated in College of EME (NUST) on 09th May- 2018. It has been serving as a leading technological hub within the domain of Robotics and Automation (http://ncra.org.pk/).
We provide Research and Development services in following domains.
Haptic teleoperation enables the human to perform manipulation tasks in distant, scaled, hazardous, or inaccessible environments and get realtime touch sensation of the environment. The human closes the control loop sending haptic command signals to and receiving haptic feedback signals from the remote teleoperator.
We provide services of programming and consultancy of 6 DOF Industrial Robotic Arms used in process and manufacturing Industries. The lab has the Denso Robot on which different tasks are performed including repeated pick and place task, drilling, force sensation. These robots can also be operated with haptic devices to get the force feedback from the robotic arm.
The HHRCM lab has vast expertise in Bio-Medical devices design and development. We designed and developed the NED Ventilator(advanced ICU Vent) and Oxygen Concentrator to fulfils the oxygen need during the Covid Pandemic. More research and development is also currently ongoing in this domain.
Current era required more advance technology and automation. To ensure the ongoing need for Robots we developed several Rovers and Humanoid Robots to perform different tasks which include treating contagious patients, STEM Robot Reception Robot, Disaster Response Robots