Center for Robotics and Mechtronics

Head of Department

Dr. Bikash Kumar Sarkar


Roadmap of proposed work

Serial No.

Major Equipment & Software

Usage & Purposes


Articulated Robot-I
Make: Kawasaki Heavy Industrial Ltd.
Model : RS003N

Articulated robots are versatile robotic systems with joints and links, resembling the structure of a human arm. They find applications in various industries due to their flexibility, precision, and ability to handle complex tasks which includes:

  1. Picking and placing of components.
  2. Accurate and consistent welds in automotive, aerospace, and other industries.
  3. Uniform and precise painting, utilized for palletizing goods in warehouses and packaging facilities.
  4. Can perform non-destructive testing on complex components.
  5. Can collaboratively work with other robots.


Articulated Robot-II
Make: Kawasaki Heavy Industrial Ltd.
Model : RS006L


Scara Robot 
Make: Omron
Model  : eCOBRA 800 Standard

Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) robots are designed for high-speed and precision tasks in a horizontal plane. They have a fixed vertical axis and are commonly used in assembly and packaging applications. Here are several ways in which SCARA robots are utilized:
1. Can be used for assembling products with multiple components.
2. Suitable for tasks such as sorting, packing, and palletizing in industries.
3. Can be used for Quality check of products.


Industrial Grade Mobile Robot
Make: Peer Robotics
Model  : RM100_Industrial_Grade

Mobile robots are often employed for the automated transport of materials within warehouses and manufacturing facilities. They can move goods between different workstations, storage areas, and loading docks. Allowing people of the shop floor to perform no-code deployments. Equipped with its advanced sensors and navigation systems can autonomously navigate through dynamic environments which helps it to perform natural navigation, obstacle avoidance in close clustered environments.
The system can be used for transportation of goods from base destination to target destination in an closed clustered area


National Instruments NI PXIe
Make: National Instruments
Model  : NI PXIe-1082

The PXIe (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) platform from National Instruments is a modular instrumentation and data acquisition system. PXIe systems offer high-performance measurement and automation capabilities. PXIe chassis can host a variety of modules, including data acquisition, signal generation, RF (Radio Frequency), and more. PXIe is often used in test and measurement applications, research and development, and automated test systems.


National Instruments Compact RIO Systems
Make: National Instruments
Model  : NI Crio-9068
NI Crio-9047

The CompactRIO (cRIO) is a modular and rugged industrial control and acquisition system. It is designed for applications that require high-performance processing, reliability, and flexibility. The cRIO platform typically consists of a real-time controller, FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array), and I/O modules. It is commonly used in industrial automation, machine monitoring, and control systems.


QNET Mechatronic Systems Board
Make : Quanser

The QNET Mechatronic Systems board is a versatile system that combines various topics covered in typical mechatronics courses and programs, and applies them to a complex mechatronic system. The system is composed of two DC motors which direct-drive a five-bar linkage. At the end of the manipulator linkage is a downward-facing camera. Together these parts allow the user to delve into the operation of a mechatronic system at every level. The board is designed exclusively for the NI ELVIS platform which features various in-depth course on:

  1. Forward & Inverse Kinematics.
  2. PID & PWM control.
  3. Blob Detection.
  4. Image Processing.
  5. Image Thresholding.

The QNET Mechatronic Systems board is the innovative combo that takes students from component-level knowledge of sensors, actuators, and interfacing fundamentals to a system-level understanding of mechatronics design.


QNET Mechatronic Sensors board
Make: Quanser

The QNET Mechatronic Sensors board features ten different sensors, including strain gage, piezo sensor, rotary potentiometer, pressure sensor, thermistor sensor, long range sonar and infrared sensors, short range magnetic field and optical position sensors and encoder; three types of switches which includes – micro switch, optical switch; and push button, and two light emitting diodes (LEDs).
This Board helps to understand the fundamentals of interfacing of various sensors, including how to collect sensor data, calibrate, and use the data in practical application.


1. Carbon Dioxide Sensor Module
2. Level Sensor Module
3. Thermocouple J & K Type Sensor Module
4. Solar Radiation & Light Sensing Sensor Module
5. Load Sensor Module
6. Force Sensor Module
7. Tilt/Displacement  Sensor Module
8. Water Quality Sensor Module
9. Flow Sensor & Soil Moisture Sensor Module
10. Leak/Moisture Detection Sensor Module
11. Pressure Sensor Module
12. Single Phase Voltage & Current Sensor Module
13. Electromagnetic Plunger & Relay Sensor Module
14. LVDT Sensor Module

Through the exploration of these sensor modules, students gain practical skills in sensor technology, interfacing of sensors, acquisition of data, and measurement systems. Additionally, they develop a deeper understanding of how sensors are applied in various industries and real-world scenarios.


Intel Real Sense Camera

Intel Real Sense cameras are a family of depth-sensing cameras developed by Intel.  This camera comes with RGB Camera, Infrared (IR) Camera, Depth Sensor, Stereo Cameras, Inertial Measurement Unit. These cameras incorporate multiple sensors to capture depth information, enabling a wide range of applications in various fields of robotics like: Depth Sensing, Background Segmentation, Autonomous Navigation, Object Recognition and Tracking, etc.