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Ripples 2024 - Annual Design&Degree Show

Posted on  23-02-2024

Ripples 2024 - Annual Design & Degree Show, Department of Design and Manufacturing (DM), (erstwhile CPDM)
We invite you to join us for the IISc Open Day Celebrations and the Annual Design & Degree show: Ripples 2024. This event showcases the projects and creative endeavors of the Masters' and Research students of DM. Mark your calendars for the 24th and 25th of February 2024, as we unveil a diverse range of design projects, presentations, and installations across various disciplines.
Ripples 2024 events poster
Detailed programme schedule of Ripples 2024

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CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration

Posted on  12-02-2024

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 17th episode of the CP(DM) Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 12th February 2024 from 17:00-19:30 followed by high tea at DM (formerly CPDM) IISc Bangalore. The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STi2X-Vx7-w
Speakers/Panelists:
Mr. Parameswaran Venkataraman, Co-founder, 3 Big Things.Studio,
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/parameswaranv/)
Mr. Shiva Viswanathan, Co-Founder, LeapOnboarb & Founder, Catenate.io,
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/shivakumarv/)
Ms. Veena Sonwalkar, Studio Head, Frog Design,
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinasoni/)
Prof. Prabir Sarkar,Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar
(https://www.iitrpr.ac.in/smmee/prabir)

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Springer Nature Book Author Recognition

Posted on  06-02-2024

IISc - Springer Nature Book Author Recognition
Springer Nature Group, in association with the JRD Tata Memorial Library, IISc, hosted a Book Author Recognition Ceremony on 16 January 2024. This event celebrated the academic excellence of top authors from IISc of Springer Nature Books and Book Chapters. The event was graced by honorable Chief Guest Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Former Chairman - Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Former Chairman - National Education Policy Committee, and the current Chairman - Committee for National Curricular Framework.

The following faculty members of the Department of Design and Manufacturing - DM (erstwhile Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing), IISc were among the 12 awardees.
1. Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti (Faculty & Chair, DM)
2. Prof. Ashitava Ghosal (Associate faculty, DM)
3. Prof. Satyam Suwas (Associate faculty, DM)
4. Prof. Bikramjit Basu (Participating faculty, DM)

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38th Distinguished Lecture

Posted on  25-01-2024

38th Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification - "a peek into the future"
Speaker: Mr. Vinay Ramanath, Principal Key Expert Scientist, Siemens Technology
Date & time: 1st February 2024 (Thursday), 4:00-5:00 PM
Venue: MMCR, Dept. of Design and Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing), IISc

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37th Distinguished lecture

Posted on  18-01-2024

37th Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: Physics-Informed AI for Enabling Robots to Learn Autonomous Tool Manipulation
Speaker: Dr. Satyandra K Gupta, Smith International Professor, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, California, US
(https://viterbi.usc.edu/directory/faculty/Gupta/Satyandra)
Date & time: 19th January 2024 (Friday), 3:00-4:00 PM
Venue: MMCR, Dept. of Design and Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing), IISc

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36th Distinguished lecture

Posted on  08-01-2024

36th Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: Center for e-Design at UMass Amherst
Speaker: Professor Sundar Krishnamurty
Ronnie & Eugene M. Isenberg Distinguished Professor in Engineering,
Department Head, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
(https://www.umass.edu/engineering/about/directory/sundar-krishnamurty)
Date, time & venue: 9th Jan 2024, 17:00-18:00, MMCR, Dept. of Design and Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

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35th Distinguished lecture

Posted on  29-12-2023

35th Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: Designing a Tech University for the Future
Speaker: Prof. Rudra Pratap, Vice Chancellor, Plaksha University, Mohali
Date, time & venue: 2nd January 2024, 4:00-5:00 PM, MMCR, Dept. of Design and Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing), IISc
Join Online :
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ODFlMDJmNWQtZTMyZC00YjIxLTk1MzItN2VkOWNlNWMyMmIx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%226f15cd97-f6a7-41e3-b2c5-ad4193976476%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22bc868655-5284-4d77-88b7-f2ce4087d950%22%7d

Abstract: The churn in higher education has been palpable for almost two decades, but events post 2019 have accelerated the debate so much that everything about higher education is under question, including the very existence of higher education institutions. In such uncertainty, how do you design a new university? In particular, how do you design a tech university that imparts relevant education when advances in technology are turning the world upside down at an alarming rate? The current chassis of university education, designed with the imperatives of World War II and its aftereffects, clearly needs a radical change. What should guide the design of the new chassis? We dig deeper to look at human needs, intricately coupled with planetary needs, for a radically new design of a university for the future. With a foundation built on time-invariant elements of education, and a super structure that is modular and easy to rearrange, we create a new university that should stand as a modern day Takshashila. In this talk, I share the blueprints, some glimpses of the look and feel, and the future left to the imagination of the audience, of the new design of a university for the future.

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I-4AM'24 Robotics Challenge

Posted on  26-12-2023

I-4AM'24 Robotics Challenge: Call for Participation
10-12 January 2024, Dept of Design & Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing), IISc
Sponsored by: ARTPARK(AI & Robotics Technology Park, I-Hub @ IISc)
(https://artpark.in/)
**In response to the overwhelming demand from robot enthusiasts, the registration fee for the robotics challenge has been WAIVED OFF!!! Please find below the updated "Call for Participation" for the I-4AM'24 Robotics Challenge for your kind perusal.**
• Build a Robot from the Arduino-compatible kit provided.
• Conquer a maze in your robotic journey!
WIN CASH PRIZES UP TO INR 50,000 & at no extra cost:
• Internship opportunities at IISc, Bengaluru
• Certificates and Attend I-4AM'24 conference

Register here:
https://shorturl.at/dsEKY
Chair of I-4AM'24 Robotics Challenge: Dr. Abhra Roy Chowdhury, Indian Institue of Science, Bengaluru
Volunteer team: Anubhab Majumder, Sanjay Singh, Ansuman Sahu, Vivek Upadhyay, Charu Tripathi, Shivakumar V., Balaram Dash, Renu Tewari, Saravanan M., Nanda Jogesh, Sushmitha S., Kalaivanan K., Sona M., and Vinay Venugopal
Contact: i4am.conf@iisc.ac.in, +91 80 2293 3136
I-4AM'24 conference:
https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/i4am24/

About the competition

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DBT/Welcome Trust India Alliance

Posted on  22-12-2023

Team Science Grant 2023, DBT/Welcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance)
Research proposal by a team of researchers (from IISc, IIT Gandhinagar and NIMHANS, Bengaluru) led by Prof. Hardik Jeetendra Pandya, core faculty at DESE and associate faculty at the Dept. of Design & Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing), IISc is awarded the "Team Science Grant" of Rs 9.6 Cr (US $ 1.16 Million) by the DBT/Welcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance). Prof. Manish Arora, associate professor at the Dept. of Design & Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing), IISc is one of the collaborators for this project. (https://www.indiaalliance.org/news/recentawardees-tsg-crc-sif-cph)

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34th Distinguished lecture

Posted on  21-12-2023

34th Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: Fostering Design and Innovation through Additive Manufacturing and Nanoengineering of Advanced Materials and Composites
Date, time & venue: 22nd December 2023, 4:00-5:00 PM, MMCR, Dept. of Design and Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing), IISc
Speaker: Professor S. Kumar
Professor of Composite Materials and Advanced Manufacturing
PI: Multifunctional Materials and Additive Manufacturing (M2AM) Laboratory James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK
(https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/kumarshanmugam/)
Abstract: The advent of micro-, nano-, and molecularly-tailored multimaterial systems, particularly enabled by additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, allows for the development of advanced functionalities. Multimaterial and multifunctional 3D and 4D printing, rooted in diverse disciplines and inspired by decades of work on bulk microfiber heterogeneous composites, enable cost-effective automation and flexible local customization of material architecture and properties in three dimensions. This talk provides an overview of our cross-disciplinary research encompassing tailored multilayers, nature-inspired materials, nanocomposites, 4D printing, multiscale and multifunctional fiber composites and architected materials. Manipulating matter in 3D and 4D enhances performance and expands fabrication possibilities, promising unprecedented material classes optimized for specific applications in bio, defense, energy, automotive and aerospace industries.

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CII Design Excellence Award 2023

Posted on  19-12-2023

CII Design Excellence Award 2023
A team lead by Rajesh Gogu, Head of Exterior & Advance Design, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and an "alumnus of the Dept. of Design and Manufacturing (erstwhile Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing), Indian Institute of Science, MDes programme (2001 batch)" wins the CII Design Excellence Award 2023 under the "Mobility Category" during the 23rd India Design Summit 2023, New Delhi (https://ciidesign.in/index.php/ciidesign/eligiblity_categories#about_awards).

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33rd Distinguished lecture

Posted on  12-12-2023

33rd Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: Value proposition design pattern for IoT businesses
Date, time & venue: 12 December 2023, 17:00-18:00, MMCR, Department of Design and Manufacturing (Erstwhile CPDM)
Speaker: Professor Naoshi Uchihira, Dean of School of Knowledge Science, JAIST
Abstract: In this talk, I explain patterns of business models that leverage the Internet of Things (IoT). We analyzed 50 IoT business cases and extracted patterns, which are expected to make the digital innovation design more effective and efficient. There have been studies that have extracted the items of the building blocks of the business model canvas characteristic innovation design method, which is the novelty of this study.

Title: Success factors for software development projects through collaboration between Japan and India
Date, time & venue: 12 December 2023, 17:00-18:00, MMCR, Department of Design and Manufacturing (Erstwhile CPDM)
Speaker: Mr. Takashi Ishikawa, Chairman of Toshiba Software India Pvt Ltd/JAIST
Abstract: In this talk, I examine success in collaborative software development between Japanese clients and Indian vendors, focusing on embedded systems where coordination and tacit knowledge are critical. It proposes an evaluation methodology grounded in nine success factors, five recognized in global software development, to predict project outcomes. Applying this methodology has practical benefits, as evidenced by analysis of 13 real projects, demonstrating its potential to enhance project success rates.

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32nd Distinguished lecture

Posted on  11-12-2023

32nd Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: (Re)Moving Boundaries: Deep Knowledge, Transdisciplinarity, and Design
Date, time & venue: 08 December 2023, 16:00-17:00 , MMCR, Department of Design and Manufacturing (Erstwhile CPDM)
Speaker: Professor Lucienne Blessing
Abstract: The issues society is facing consist of a large number of overlapping and interconnected problems. Addressing these requires an inquiry-driven rather than exclusively discipline-driven approach. Moving boundaries within one's disciplinary field is no longer sufficient. Industry and academia need to move or even remove the boundaries between fields. Multi- and interdisciplinarity only provide partially support. An approach that transcends the disciplines is required. The presentation will discuss the features, potential, and challenges of a transdisciplinary approach in research, practice, and education.

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CPDM renamed as Department of Design

Posted on  08-12-2023

'Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM)' at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India,
is accorded 'department' status and renamed 'Department of Design and Manufacturing'



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31st CPDM Distinguished lecture

Posted on  04-12-2023

31st CPDM Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Process Automation
Date, time & venue: 1 December 2023, 1400-1530, MMCR, CPDM, IISc
Speaker: Professor Shiv Kapoor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

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Distinguished lecture

Posted on  25-10-2023

30th CPDM Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: High speed AM with Design for AM
Date, time & venue: 25th October, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Classroom near CPDM office
Speaker: Jeng-Ywan Jeng
Distinguished Professor of NTUST & Director of NTUST High-Speed 3D Printing Research Center. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan
Abstract: High speed Additive manufacturing AM (AM2.0) will be presented in a scientific description in terms of energy applied and paern fabrication. AM has revolutionized the manufacturing industry by providing enormous design freedom. AM enables the manufacturability of complex structures, including topology-optimized structures, multi-material designs, functionally graded parts, and bio-inspired mesoscale lattice structures such as sea urchins, honeycombs, and trabecular cones. However, complex structural designs are process and material specific. Under these circumstances, the design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) tool is necessary to enhance the printability, by utilizing the capabilities and constraints of AM. DfAM enables efficient mass customization, material selection, weight reduction, and improvement in part performance.

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Satish Dhawan IoE Visiting Chair

Posted on  25-10-2023

Prof. Luciënne T. M. Blessing is inducted as the Satish Dhawan IoE Visiting Chair Professor, IISc, Bengaluru
Prof. Luciënne T. M. Blessing is inducted as the Satish Dhawan IoE Visiting Chair Professor at IISc, Bengaluru. The Satish Dhawan Visiting Professor/Scientist program is named after Prof. Satish Dhawan, the former Director of IISc, and the chair of the Indian Space Commission. Under this scheme, visiting professors spend 1 to several months at IISc, deliver lectures, offer courses, work on collaborative projects, and interact with faculty members and students at IISc. Prof. Blessing's visiting professorship is hosted by the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), IISc during which she will conduct a course on Design Theories and Methodologies, interact with the faculty & students of CPDM, and work together with the Chair of CPDM, Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti on the further development of their DRM (design research methodology).
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucienne-blessing-3a8a004/

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CPDM Research Presentations Day

Posted on  11-10-2023

CPDM Research Presentations Day (RPD) 2023
CPDM Research Presentations Day (RPD) 2023, the annual research symposium of CPDM, was held during 05-07 Oct 2023 at the Faculty hall, IISc. CPDM RPD is conducted annually to evaluate the quality of the research work that is undertaken by the research scholars in the department. RPD 2023 had about 40 presentations by the research students of CPDM over a span of 3 days.
The winners of RPD 2023 were Kausik Bhattacharya - Best presenter and Rajath S - Runner-up

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CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration

Posted on  11-10-2023

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 16th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 09th October 2023 from 17:00-19:30 followed by high tea at Classroom, CPDM IISc Bangalore. The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTweLTCYThk
Speakers/Panelists:
Dr. R. Rashmi Munshi, Faculty NIFT Bengaluru,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-r-rashmi-munshi-ch019/
Mr. Amit Singh, Design Leadership, Microsoft,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/amit-singh-1720a938/
Dr. Pramod Khadilkar, Faculty, Dept. of Design, IIT Delhi,
https://design.iitd.ac.in/pramod-khadilkar.html
Mr. Bhushan Kumar,Lead Behavior Architect, Fractal Analytics,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhushan-kumar-544a0a18/

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INAE-SERB DST Fellowship 2023

Posted on  05-10-2023

INAE-SERB, DST Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2023
Prof. Hardik J. Pandya, (Faculty DESE & Associate Faculty CPDM IISc) has been awarded the prestigious INAE-SERB, DST Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2023 for his proposal on Neonatal Hearing Screening System Development and Validation.
https://labs.dese.iisc.ac.in/beeslab/
Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding engineers/scientists to recognize, encourage, and support translational research by individuals to achieve excellence in engineering, innovation, and technology development. The maximum number of fellowships every year is restricted to ten.
https://www.inae.in/abdul-kalam-technology-innovation-national-fellowship/

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Rhapsody Design Hackathon'23

Posted on  05-10-2023

Rhapsody Design Hackathon'23
Rhapsody, in partnership with CPDM, IISc and The Design Drug, presents a digital experience design hackathon. During this 24-hour challenge, participants will team up and dive into thought-provoking industry problems. With the guidance of seasoned design professionals, we'll apply design principles to craft creative, user-centric solutions.
Prizes await the most innovative teams, including the chance to feature on 'The Guild.' Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your skills and creativity!
Register at: forms.gle/TtTRen7PD1LfJ9Bw9

Guidelines

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CPDMED-TBI

Posted on  04-10-2023

CPDMED-TBI Industry & Incubation Stakeholders Connect Series
Title: Start Up Companies and Indian Bank Connect Ind Spring Board - Special Product for Financing StartUp Companies
Speaker: K. Leela Kalyan, Senior Manager (IDO), Indian Bank
Date: 30 September 2023
Time: 03:00-04:00 PM
Venue: CPDMED, Raman Building, IISc, Bengaluru
For more information, visit
https://incubator.cpdm.iisc.ac.in/

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CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration

Posted on  04-09-2023

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 15th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 04th September 2023 from 17:00-19:30 followed by high tea at MMCR, CPDM IISc Bangalore. The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qcO_SNVJ68
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Seema Krishnakumar, Asst. Professor, IIT Hyderabad
https://www.iith.ac.in/des/seema/
Shantanu Kulkarni, UX Design Leader, Google
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shantanukulkarni1/
Ram Vivekananda, UX Design Researcher, Google
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramvivekananda/
Rajesh Gogu, Head of Ext & Advance Design, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-gogu-b760158/

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Elected as Fellow of the INAE

Posted on  30-08-2023

Dr. Nagahanumaiah is elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
Dr. Nagahanumaiah, Director of CMTI and Adjunct Faculty at CPDM IISc is elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). Fellows of the INAE are esteemed engineers who have made significant contributions to the engineering field. Dr. Nagahanumaiah's unwavering commitment to excellence, along with his transformative research and mentorship, has made a lasting impact on the manufacturing technology field. His dedication to driving innovation and nurturing talent is an inspiration to the industrial engineering and academic communities worldwide.
The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), founded in 1987 comprises India's most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists, and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. As the only engineering Academy in the country, INAE represents India at the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS). INAE functions as an apex body and promotes the practice of engineering & technology and the related sciences for their application to solving problems of national importance. The Academy also provides a forum for futuristic planning for country's development requiring engineering and technological inputs and brings together specialists from such fields as may be necessary for comprehensive solutions to the needs of the country.
(https://www.inae.in)

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"A BIM-Hero Token of Appreciation" Award

Posted on  24-08-2023

"A BIM-Hero Token of Appreciation" awarded to Prof. Vishal Singh
Prof. Vishal Singh, CPDM, IISc has been awarded the "A BIM-Hero Token of Appreciation" by The Confederation of Digital Construction Practitioners (India) in recognition of his contribution to AEC (Architecture | Engineering | Construction) at the BIM Coordinators Summit 2023, Sandyford, Dublin.

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Reviewers' Favourite Award at ICED 23

Posted on  24-08-2023

Reviewers' Favourite Award at ICED 23, Bordeaux, France, 24-28 July 2023
Mr. Anubhab Majumder and Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) won the Reviewers' Favourite Award at the ICED 23 (ICED Conference): 24th International Conference on Engineering Design, Bordeaux, France, 24-28 July 2023. (Ref: Majumder, A., & Chakrabarti, A. (2023), Development of a design support tool for synthesising multi-state mechanical device concepts, Proceedings of the Design Society, 3, 1455-1464. Doi:10.1017/pds.2023.146)
ICED Conference is the flagship conference of The Design Society, UK held biennially to gather colleagues from all over the world to discuss Design Science, specifically in the form of Design Research, Design Education and Design Practice. The ICED23: 24th International Conference on Engineering Design was organized by The Design Society, University of Bordeaux (Universitè de Bordeaux), Arts et Mètiers, ESTIA, and the Scientific Interest Group S.mart.

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Dr. Hemang Kumar Jayant wins first prize

Posted on  24-08-2023

Dr. Hemang Kumar Jayant wins first prize at the National Conference on Robotics for Startups
Dr. Hemang Kumar Jayant, Founding Director of HEM Dimensions Private Limited, won the first prize of INR 35,000, in the competition of Robotics in Manufacturing at the National Conference on Robotics for Startups, organized by the Ministry of Heavy Industries, in association with CMTI - Central Manufacturing Technology Institute and IISc. The conference, held on July 3-4, 2023, brought together over 300 delegates and featured panel discussions, robotics competitions, and 19 exhibitors.
Dr. Hemang completed his PhD from CPDM, IISc, and is currently an incubatee at the Foundation for Science, Innovation and Development, IISc Bangalore mentored by Prof. Manish Arora.

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Department Seminar on Robotics

Posted on  24-08-2023

Department Seminar on Robotics: Sensor Development for Robotic Applications and Medical Devices
The development of various types of sensors based on light intensity modulation using electro-optical sensing units for robot applications and medical devices.
Speaker: Dr. Yohan Noh, Assistant Professor, Brunel University London
(https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/yohan-noh)

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Team RIL (CPDM, IISc)

Posted on  14-07-2023

Team RIL (CPDM, IISc) secured 4th place in the robotics competition at the National Conference on Robotics held at CMTI Bangalore

The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) in partnership with IISc and Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), hosted a 'National Conference on Robotics' at CMTI, Bengaluru from 3-4, July 2023. The event focused on the need for India's journey to become a global leader in robotics & autonomous systems for manufacturing. Team RIL (comprising Madan Gopal Tiwary, Sampurak Talukdar, Tashmoy Ghosh, Shravan Shenoy and Darren Dsouza) presented an affordable pipeline inspection robot designed specifically for visual inspection purposes.

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  14-07-2023

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 14th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Friday, 07th July 2023 at 17:00-19:30 followed by high tea at MMCR, CPDM IISc Bangalore. The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfMI1xh9PwQ
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Dr. Prasad Onkar, IIT Hyderabad
https://iith.ac.in/des/psonkar
Dr. Shakuntala Acharya, IIT Guwahati
https://www.iitg.ac.in/iitg_faculty_details?fac=NHdOQi9NUFh3ZElyUVkyK3RkN3Ztdz09
Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Founder/CEO, Indi Design
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sudhir-indi
Ms. Pavithra Ramasamy, UX Research, Google
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pavithra-ramasamy/

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Team RIL, IISc - ICRA

Posted on  14-07-2023

First place for Team RIL, IISc - ICRA - METRICS (METRICS project) ADAPT Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly Challenge ICRA London 2023

Mr. Darren D'souza, Mr. Sharavan Shenoy, Mr. Jayesh Prakash and Dr Abhra Roy Chowdhury from Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL) (https://lnkd.in/g2n6BiT), CPDM, IISc participated in ICRA - METRICS ADAPT Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly Challenge 2023 held at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 23) in London, UK between May 29 - June 02, 2023 organized by Tampere University Finland, Institute der Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology) Germany & The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) France. Team RIL-IISc from India has secured 1st position in Field Campaign (TBM 1)

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Ripples

Posted on  14-07-2023



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ICoRD

Posted on  14-07-2023



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CPDM ALUMNI

Posted on  26-06-2023

CPDM alumni Apoorv Shankar & Yogansh Namdeo receive the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023
Apoorv Shankar and Yogansh Namdeo, alumni of CPDM IISc, are winners of the Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2023 for "Ultrahuman Ring" - The world's most comfortable and compact smart ring that monitors sleep, movement, and recovery.
(https://www.red-dot.org/project/ultrahuman-ring-64909)

The Ultrahuman Ring is a metabolism-tracking wearable that will measure movement, sleep, and the body's energy dynamics coupled with intelligent activity or recuperating recommendations, in real-time, to balance and take control of your health.
(https://www.ultrahuman.com/)

"Red Dot" stands for belonging to the best in design & business and is established internationally as one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design. The annual "Red Dot Design Award", is one of the world's largest design competitions which is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. Excellent design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts. The Red Dot jury 2023 comprised 43 experts from 20 countries.
(https://www.red-dot.org/about-red-dot), (https://www.red-dot.org/pd)

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CPDMED TBI

Posted on  26-06-2023

CPDMED-TBI Industry & Incubation Stakeholders Connect Series Talk
Title: Connector Basics and Standers and certifications & Press fit technology for High current and Vibration application
Date: 27thJune 2023
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Venue: CPDMED, Raman Building, Amra Marg, IISc, Bengaluru
Speaker: Vamshi Krishna Gajula, Würth Elektronik Group
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/vamshi-krishna-gajula-058a258/)

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  02-06-2023

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 13th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 05th June 2023 at 17:00-19:30 followed by high tea at MMCR, CPDM IISc Bangalore.
The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyBOSGgbqSA
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Prof. Manish Arora, CPDM, IISc
(https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/facultyprofile.php?name=13)
Mr. Tanay Kumar, CEO, Co-Founder, CCO-Fractal Ink
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanay-kumar/)
Prof. Vinayak Krishnamurthy, Texas A&M University
(https://engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical/profiles/vinayak.html)
Mr. Kingshuk Das, Head of Exp. Design & Strategy
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/kingshukdas/)

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CPDM Guest Lecture

Posted on  01-06-2023

CPDM Guest Lecture by Prof. Vinayak R. Krishnamurthy, PhD
Title: Embodied, Reflective, Generative: Three Stories on Computer-supported Design
Speaker: Vinayak R. Krishnamurthy, PhD
Associate Professor and Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow II,
J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Affiliated Faculty) Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
(https://engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical/profiles/vinayak.html)
Date, time & venue: June 05, 2023 (Monday), 03:30-04:30 pm at MMCR, CPDM, IISc

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DRDO Technology

Posted on  01-06-2023

DRDO Technology Transfer Award
Prof. Satish V Kailas, (Faculty ME) and (Associate Faculty CPDM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), received the DRDO Technology Transfer award for the project "Linear friction welding for gas turbine components" by Shri Rajnath Singh, Defense Minister of India at DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, Delhi on 26 May 2023.

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  01-06-2023

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 12th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 08th May 2023 at 17:00-19:30 followed by high tea at MMCR, CPDM IISc Bangalore.
The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Biovuqg00
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Prof. B.K. Chakravarthy, Professor, IIT Bombay
(http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/people/faculty/chakravarthy-b-k)
Dr. Junofy Rozarina, Behavioural Scientist, Swiggy
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/junofy/)
Mr. Milind Kothekar, Head of Product Management, Ather Energy
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/milind-kothekar-5b0bab47/)
Dr. R.S. Hiremath, Founder & CEO Flexitron
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/rs-hiremath-4845b3b/)

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DRM Gurukooll

Posted on  01-06-2023

DRM Gurukooll - 1st Indian Summer School on Design Research
CPDM, IISc, in collaboration with colleagues from Departments of Design IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad and IIT Guwahati, as well as those from IDC IIT Bombay and NID, plans to organise DRM GURUKOOLL 2023: The First Indian Summer School on Design Research, see details in the brochure below. All interested students, postdoctoral researchers and early career academics from India are encouraged to apply. The programme is likely to be supported by the Design Innovation Centre hubs at IISc, IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi and IIT Hyderabad.

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  03-04-2023

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 11th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 03rd April 2023 at 17:00 at MMCR, CPDM IISc Bangalore.
The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUBlMnqEr3c
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Mr. Amit Baidya, TVC Director
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/amit-baidya-aa952824/)
Dr. Suman Devadula, Jain University, Bangalore
(https://www.jainuniversity.ac.in/sdmca/about#!#sec3)
Dr. Srinivasan Venkataraman, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
(https://design.iitd.ac.in/dod-faculty.html)
Ms. Jagriti Galphade, National Institute of Design, Bangalore
(https://www.nid.edu/people/detail/jagriti-p-galphade)

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29th CPDM Distinguished Lecture

Posted on  01-03-2023

29th CPDM Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title: Using molecular and digital technologies with artificial intelligence to unravel the causes of premature heart disease and diabetes among Indians
Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Kinra, Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Date & Time: 02 March, 2023 | 04:00 - 05:30 PM
Venue: MMCR, CPDM, IISc Bangalore

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  06-02-2023

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 10th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 06th February 2023 at 17:00 at MMCR, CPDM IISc Bangalore.
The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://youtube.com/live/PqX5t1xnBj0?feature=share
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Prof. GK Ananthasuresh, IISc Bangalore
(https://mecheng.iisc.ac.in/people/g-k-ananthasuresh/)
Mr. Anshuman Sharma, Sr Experience Design Leader, Philips
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/anshumans/)
Prof. Deepak John Mathew, IIT Hyderabad
(https://www.iith.ac.in/des/djm/)
Mr. Ramesh Manickam, Sr Key Expert Siemens, Xverse Lab
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/mramesh/)

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CPDMED

Posted on  19-01-2023

CPDMED - The MedTech Startup Journey Series Talk
Title: Converting Clinical Observations into Healthcare Innovation - A Minnesota Story
Date: 20th January 2023
Time: 3 PM - 5 PM
Venue: MMCR, CPDM, IISc
Speaker:
Dr. Saurav Paul - Former Director of Medical Device Innovation at the University of Minnesota (UMN), Minneapolis, MN, USA
Dr. Smita Kayal - Head of Medical Oncology at JIPMER, Pondicherry.
Abstract:
In the US, Minnesota is #1 in the medical device sector. The talk would take a page from history that started Minnesota's journey in that space, and generally walk through the medical device innovation process using an example of Prof Saurav Paul's contribution to medical device innovation, and Dr. Smita Kayal's endeavour in Oncology treating the patients as well as research in the design and development of a number of minimally-invasive medical technologies for diagnosing and treating cancer and other disease conditions.
About Speaker:
Dr. Saurav Paul, Ph.D., J.D.,
https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/doc/Dr_Saurav_Paul.pdf
Dr. Smita Kayal, M.D., D.M.,
https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/doc/Dr_Smita_Kayal.pdf

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CPDMED TBI

Posted on  09-01-2023

CPDMED-TBI Industry & Incubation Stakeholders Connect Series Talk
Title: Forming and Running a High-Technology Small Business: A Recipe for Scientists and Engineers
Date: 10th January 2023
Time: 03:00 PM onwards
Venue: Seminar Hall, CeNSE, IISc, Bengaluru
Speaker: Dr. P. K. Menon, Optimal Synthesis Inc., Los Altos, California USA

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CPDMED TBI

Posted on  22-11-2022

CPDMED-TBI Industry & Incubation Stakeholders Connect Series Talk
Title: Technology, Digitalisation and Connectivity Impact in Diabetes Management
Date, time & venue: 23 November 2022, 15:00 - 16:00, STC Seminar Hall, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, IISc
Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Rajpal, Country Manager, Ypsomed India Pvt Ltd
Abstract: Millions of people with chronic diseases use products for self-medication purposes. The time has come for networked devices that make self-medication easier for users. These devices, together with Smart Services, form the basis for new care and support models which help relieve the burden on the healthcare system and make it more efficient. For the treatment of diabetes, the digital ecosystem is currently making a significant leap towards more automated insulin therapy. Digitalisation in Diabetes: (1) Application of digital technologies to increase therapeutic success (2) Collaboration with partners outside traditional industry boundaries (3) Creation of new mechanisms for patient interaction and stakeholder integration

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IISc Siemens SmartX Hackathon 2022

Posted on  22-11-2022

IISc Siemens SmartX Hackathon 2022: Winners of the 45-day Challenge
CPDMED-TBI hosted and conducted the Evaluation day of the 45-day Challenge of IISc Siemens SmartX Hackathon on 8th November 2022 at MMCR, CPDM, IISc. Evaluation day is the culmination of the 45-day challenge conducted to select PoC proposals from 10 teams worthy of moving to the 90-Day Challenge where the prototypes of the PoCs are to be showcased.
The 3 Teams selected to proceed to the 90-day challenge are:
1. Bees (Rathin K. Joshi, Ajay Krishnan A & Hari R. S.)
2. Geriatriz (Atheeth Shivalinga Prasad, Adarsh Mulapeddiwar & Sohan Poojari S. S.)
3. Bhumi (Gara Shashi Kumar, Hiralal Agarwal, Sonal Deshpande, Jagadesh Boomibalan & Arjun Gopkumar)
Hackathon website:
https://www.hackerearth.com/challenges/hackathon/smartx-health-2022/
CPDMED-TBI:
https://incubator.cpdm.iisc.ac.in/

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Team RIL-IISc won the 2nd place

Posted on  22-11-2022

Team RIL-IISc won the 2nd place in the IROS-METRICS HEART-MET Robotics Competition 2022, Kyoto, Japan
Team RIL-IISc from India (Mr. Darren D'souza and Mr. Mukil Saravanan led by Dr Abhra Roy Chowdhury from Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), CPDM, IISc) participated in the IROS-METRICS HEART-MET Assistive Robot Activity Recognition Challenge 2022 held at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 22) in Kyoto, Japan between Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2021, organized by Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (HBRS), University of Nottingham (UoN), Heriot-Watt University (HWU) and Università degli Studi di Firenze (UniFI). METRICS HEART-MET is one of the four challenge-led robotic competitions of the EU METRICS project. Team RIL-IISc from India has secured the 2nd position in Activity Recognition Phase.
Competition results on IROS 2022:
https://iros2022.org/2022/10/30/award-winners/
METRICS HEART-MET Competition task, solution and full-run datasets:
https://metricsproject.eu/healthcare/2022-cascade-campaign/
IROS 2021:
https://www.iros2021.org/rami-robotics-for-asset-maintenance-and-inspection

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CPDM Faculty Members in 2022 Stanford

Posted on  22-11-2022

Six CPDM Faculty Members in 2022 Stanford list of Top 2% Globally Cited Researchers in Their Areas of Expertise

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James Dyson National Award

Posted on  22-11-2022

James Dyson National Award to teams from IISc

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InsuFlo winners of ASME ISHOW India 2022

Posted on  22-11-2022

InsuFlo is declared as one of the national winners of ASME ISHOW India 2022

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Lecture

Posted on  07-11-2022

28th CPDM Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Title of the lecture: Ten Commandments of Quality
Speaker: Mr T.R. Parasuraman, Executive Adviser, Toyota Group, External Affairs (State), Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., Bidadi, Ramnagar
Date & Time: Thursday, 10th November 2022, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Venue: MMCR, CPDM, IISc Bangalore

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  04-11-2022

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 9th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 07th November 2022 at 17:00 at Faculty Hall, IISc Bangalore.
The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://youtu.be/OHf50lu3jKM
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Mr. Anil Reddy, Founder and Design Director, Lollypop Design Studio
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/anildesign/)
Prof. D. Udaya Kumar, IIT Guwahati
(https://www.iitg.ac.in/iitg_faculty_details?fac=clltcDhkd3F0RlFpbm5xR1ljTXJsdz09)
Dr. Srikanth Kannapan, SID, IISc
(https://sid.iisc.ac.in/)
Mr. Shanavas MS, Chief Design Director, Teqzo Consulting
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanavas-m-s-61360b3/)

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Hackathon for SSMI

Posted on  25-10-2022

Hackathon for SSMI, 17-18, October 2022 at IITM Research Park
As part of the India-EU ICT Standardisation Collaboration Project, a hackathon organized by a team led by Prof. Pradipta Biswas for the ongoing research on developing assistive technologies using eye-gaze-controlled human-robot interaction systems for people with severe speech and motor impairment (SSMI) to help them to draw, paint, and type using low-cost robotic manipulators and personalized interfaces which will assist in their education and rehabilitation.
SSMI hackathon webpage:
https://cambum.net/I3DLab/HackathonSSMI.htm
Media coverage of the SSMI hackathon:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/bengaluru-technology-helps-quadriplegic-kids-communicate/articleshow/94977065.cms?from=mdr

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  04-10-2022

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 8th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 06th October 2022 at 17:00 at MMCR, CPDM, IISc Bangalore.
The event is planned to be live streamed at:
https://youtu.be/IjP9Sr69zJY
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Ms Akanksha Verma, Senior Designer, 3M Design Centre
https://www.linkedin.com/in/akanksha-verma-she-her-hers-43091b8/
Dr Vinay Dabholkar, President, Catalign Innovation Consulting,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinaydabholkar/
Mr Shamit Shrivastav, Program Director, Product Design & Strategic Design Management, ISDI, Mumbai,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shamit-shrivastav/
Dr Sudheendra Hangal, CEO, AmuseLabs,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hangal/
CPDM silver jubilee YouTube channel (with recordings of events that began in March 2022) -
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIz6HQebpjZnpLF3X5Miu4A

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Workshop

Posted on  13-09-2022

Workshop: AI for Smart Robots by Prof. Satyandra K. Gupta
A one-day workshop on "AI for Smart Robots" will be organised by Prof. Satyandra K. Gupta, Smith International Professorship in Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Southern California, on Tuesday 13 Sept 2022 during 1000-1600 at MMCR CPDM. Interested students need to register for this event via the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzFBx3rqPmp8yBn7vwNe9bX8VNdDCWtX9Y757zcNuTJdPPWQ/viewform

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Lecture

Posted on  13-09-2022

27th CPDM Distinguished Lecture Series in Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta, PhD
Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science,
University of Southern California
Title: Smart Robotic Assistants for Manufacturing Applications
Date & time: 12th Sept 2022 | 16:30 - 18:00
Venue: MMCR, CPDM, IISc

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SmartX-2022

Posted on  13-09-2022

Winners of SmartX Health Hackathon - 2022
Team Saarthi (First place)
Members: Rajesh Jat, Dolendra Vikas, Vacha & Supritha
(Utsaah Lab: https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/utsaah/)
Theme: Geriatrics

Bees Team (First runner-up)
Members: Rathin K Joshi, Hari R.S and Ajay Krishnan A
(BEES Lab, DESE, IISc: https://labs.dese.iisc.ac.in/beeslab/)
Product Name: Cognitive Screener
Theme: Geriatrics

Second runner-up
Members: Charan Tadisetti, Mathangi Krishnan, Sonali Garje & Kiran Kumar
Product Name: !Alone
Theme: Geriatrics


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Workshop

Posted on  13-09-2022



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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  02-09-2022

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The 7th episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 05th September 2022 at 17:00 followed by high tea at MMCR, CPDM, IISc Bangalore. The event is planned to be live streamed at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kJb9vAT6DY
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Prof. Pradeep Yammiyavar, Professor Emeritus, IITG, IISc FDRS UK,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pradeep-yammiyavar-3052252/
Dr. Yathindra Lakkanna, Joint Director and Professor NIFT,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-yathindra-lakkanna-a623118/?originalSubdomain=in
Mr. Ashish Deshpande, Director, Elephant Design,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-deshpande-9074052/
Mr. Jayant Karve, Founder, Director & CEO at RCupe Lifesciences Pvt Ltd,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayant-karve-2003898/

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Award

Posted on  02-09-2022

Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti received the prestigious Alumni Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering - 2022
Amaresh Chakrabarti, Senior Professor and Chair at the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, has been awarded the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering - 2022. Instituted in 1991 by the Alumni Association of IISc, this award is presented by the IISc Council annually to its faculty members to recognize excellence in research - through research guidance, publications, establishing research groups; contributions to industry and R&D work resulting in patents; and establishing new schools for research, research groups in specialized areas and innovative research programmes.

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Brunel-IISc Seminar Series

Posted on  24-08-2022

Brunel-IISc Seminar Series on Design and Manufacturing: Human-Centred Design
Inclusive Design of the Immersive Reality
Dr. Vanja Garaj
(https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/vanja-garaj)

Date & time: Aug 25, 2022 (Thursday), 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM London Time
Zoom Meeting Link:
https://bruneluniversity.zoom.us/j/96821023457
Meeting ID: 968 2102 3457, Passcode: university

Dr Vanja Garaj: is the Director of Research and Reader in Design at the Brunel Design School, Brunel University London, where he also lectures on the Professional Design Studio module within the MSc Integrated Product Design programme. Previously, he was the Head of Design at Brunel. Dr Garaj's research spans the areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, User Experience (UX) and Inclusive Design. He specialises in the user requirements capture and analysis, systems and UX design and user testing and evaluation applied to the development of novel products, services and experiences-with the emphasis on different uses of immersive technologies. Dr Garaj will talk about the ongoing research within the Brunel Digital Design Lab, a research group he leads at Brunel.
The talk will focus on two EPSRC-funded projects centered around the inclusive design of the immersive reality (VR and AR): 01) Inclusive Immersion and 02) Towards an Equitable Social VR. Brunel Digital Design Lab runs these projects in collaboration with the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge and a range of third sector and industry partners, including the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Digital Catapult, Meta and Open Inclusion.
Modeling Haptics in Virtual Reality for Product Design
Prof. Dibakar Sen
(https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/facultyprofile.php?name=5)

Date & time: Aug 25, 2022 (Thursday), 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST)
Zoom Meeting Link:
https://bruneluniversity.zoom.us/j/96821023457

Meeting ID: 968 2102 3457, Passcode: university
Prof. Dibakar Sen: is a professor in the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He teaches Applied Ergonomics, Mechanism Design, and Geometric Modelling for CAD. He supervised several MDes capstone projects in the area of Assistive, Medical, and Harvesting Devices which resulted in two start-up companies. Prof. Sen's research interests include computational ergonomics, digital human modeling, geometric algorithms for mechanical assembly and kinematics, VR-assisted product concept sketching in 3D, etc.
In this seminar, Prof. Sen will showcase some work done in his lab in the area of modeling of haptics for different stages of design. The first part of the talk will cover the explorations in the haptic rendering of digital objects for single-point and whole-hand active interaction which may have applications in the immersive display of products or remote patient physical examination. The second part of the talk will cover topics in multi-stroke conceptual sketching using pressure sensing tablets and VR-haptics. 3D concept sketching technology is still in its infancy, but, results so far indicate the possibility of the convergence of Sketch and CAD in a single platform supporting distributed collaboration and systematic management of the evolution of multiple concepts in an interrupted workflow scenario. The final part of the talk will touch upon applications of haptics modeling in product assembly simulation.

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SmartX Health 2022

Posted on  23-08-2022

SmartX Health 2022 - An IISc-Siemens hackathon
The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), IISc (https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/) is excited to announce the "SmartX for Health" hackathon in partnership with Siemens Technology and Services Pvt Ltd. The hackathon will be held during two weekends of August 27-28, 2022 and September 3-4, 2022. The event aims to foster curiosity and technical vigour in the student and project staff community at IISc. It also offers a great opportunity to develop solutions for MSME and healthcare sectors and turn your ideas into reality. There's a lot in store for winners and teams have the opportunity to win at various levels.
For more details, please check:
https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/doc/SmartX_Health_2022.pdf
For any queries and more information please write to: cpdmedtbi@iisc.ac.in
Here is the link to the official hackathon website:
https://tinyurl.com/43stvb5k

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RPD' 22

Posted on  19-08-2022

CPDM Annual Research Presentations Day (RPD) 2022
Event Schedule
CPDM Annual Research Presentations Day of 2022 is scheduled from 18 to 20 August 2022 at MMCR of CPDM. During this event, presentations will be made by the research students of CPDM. The best three presenters will be felicitated during the valedictory ceremony.

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Award

Posted on  12-08-2022

Package Delivery Robots' for Industry 4.0 published in 'Frontiers Science Communications
(Robotics and AI)' is the "Most Viewed Article of July 2022


Recent research led by Dr Abhra Roy Chowdhury on 'Package Delivery Robots' for Industry 4.0 published in 'Frontiers Science Communications (Robotics and AI)' is the "Most Viewed Article of July 2022".
This research aims to implement gestural interaction in a networked system of robots, instead of the usual network-based communication, to not only navigate but also deliver packages, with the aid of a human.

https://frontiers.altmetric.com/details/130775917/news?fbclid=IwAR3d-
KZ9HyDGIQ4T78lf_DjJW7mXODumdVqz-4AzC3Qb-_LlOqm85Hjru6I


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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  01-08-2022

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The sixth episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 01st August 2022, 17:00-19:30 at the IISc Faculty Hall. The event is planned to be live-streamed at
https://youtu.be/EmvuY2C3erw
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Prof. T. S. Mruthyunjaya, Founding Chairman, CPDM, IISc (Retd.)
(https://members.tripod.com/aradhyakss_hp/mruthyunjaya_ts.htm)
Dr. Arthi Manohar, Lecturer, Brunel Design School
(https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/arthi-manohar)
Mr Anuj Prasad, Founder Director & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt Ltd
(https://www.desmania.com/about-us.html)
Mr Siraj Bagwan, Co-founder & Director, Omya Healthcare Ltd., and Founder & MD at Indio Labs
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirajbagwan/?trk=public_profile_browsemap&originalSubdomain=in)

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LECTURE

Posted on  06-07-2022

25th CPDM Distinguished Lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Due to unavoidable reasons, the talk is postponed to 14 July 2022, 3:30-5:00 pm at MMCR, CPDM, IISc.
Here is the updated link: shorturl.at/kopu6
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Title: Design, Creativity and Innovation
Speaker: Prof. Gaetano Cascini, Ph.D, Full Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Date, time & venue: Thursday, 7th July 2022, 03:30 - 05:00 pm, MMCR, CPDM
Link: shorturl.at/ghKX4
(please note: This lecture is in hybrid mode (both online and off-line)
Abstract: Innovation is nurtured by the interplay between research and creativity. Often innovation starts from the discoveries produced through research. Sometimes creative imagination produces visions that determine the agenda of research. Design creativity builds on these two pillars, knowledge deriving from research and imagination of creative thinking. A deeper look into these abilities, shows a substantial difference between creative and visionary talents, both having paramount importance to foster innovation.

During this talk, we will discuss the multiple dimensions of design creativity, as well as what design theory can do to enhance innovation skills and individuals' talent.

About the speaker: Dr. Gaetano Cascini holds a Ph.D. in Machine Design and is a Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, the Associate Editor of AI EDAM (Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing) and the Design Science Journal.
His primary research interests include: methods and technologies supporting design creativity and innovation, design cognition and its experimental investigation.

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  01-07-2022

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The fifth episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 04th July 2022, 17:00-19:30 at the IISc Faculty Hall.
The event is planned to be live-streamed at
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vloUoawmcn8&feature=youtu.be
Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Prof. Gaetano Cascini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
(https://www.mecc.polimi.it/us/research/faculty/faculty/prof-gaetano-cascini/)
Dr. Guruprasad K Rao, Director, Faculty of Design, MITWPU, Pune
(https://design.mitwpu.edu.in/staff/dr-guruprasad-rao)
Prof. Dibakar Sen, CPDM, IISc, Bangalore
(https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/SCALE_Lab/)
Prof. PVM Rao, DoD, IIT Delhi
(https://web.iitd.ac.in/~pvmrao/)

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Award

Posted on  01-07-2022

Leaderboard Position - BARN (Benchmark Autonomous Robot Navigation) Challenge ICRA USA 2022
Mr. Mukil Sarvanan from Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), CPDM has participated in the flagship robotics competition ICRA - BARN (Benchmark Autonomous Robot Navigation) Challenge 2022, organized by the University of Texas, Austin, held at the IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022) in Philadelphia, USA between May 23-27, 2022. Team NavBot from RIL-IISc has secured the 9th position in the Overall leaderboard
(see https://www.cs.utexas.edu/~xiao/BARN_Challenge/BARN_Challenge.html)
The team worked on "Autonomous Robot Navigation in Highly Constrained Environments" for 300 different navigation environments.

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Ikshana W2W IEEE award

Posted on  01-07-2022

Ikshana, a device for the treatment of urinary incontinence in women, is declared the international winner of the W2W Competition organized by IEEE Women in Engineering


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Biotech Startup Expo 2022

Posted on  09-06-2022

Translead MedTech Pvt Ltd & its founder Manoj Rajanna & Team on being selected for Product launch at Biotech startup Expo - 2022

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CPDM Silver Jubilee

Posted on  03-06-2022

CPDM Silver Jubilee Celebration Series Talk & Panel Discussion
The fourth episode of the CPDM Silver Jubilee Monthly Celebration Series is scheduled to be held on Monday, 06th June 2022, 17:00-19:30 at the IISc Faculty Hall.
The event is also planned to be live-streamed at
https://youtube/ocZcLuUPhpl

Meet the 'Panel of Design Experts'
Prof. Anijo Mathew, Interim Dean, Institute of Design, IIT Chicago
(https://id.iit.edu/people/anijo-mathew/)
Prof. Saleem Ahmed, Dean, VIT School of Design, Vellore
(https://research.vit.ac.in/researcher/saleem-ahmed-s)
Mr Vinay Rao, Director, Bang Design, Bangalore
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinayrrao/?originalSubdomain=in)
Mr Vinay Reddy, Co-founders, Sickle Innovations, Hyderabad
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinay-reddy-50689034/?originalSubdomain=in)
Mr Nitin Gupta, Co-founders, Sickle Innovations, Hyderabad
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/guptanitin45/?originalSubdomain=in)

Links to silver jubilee events that began in March 2022:
a) Inaugural event that was held on 07 March 2022
b) Second episode held on 04 April 2022
c) Third episode held on 02 May 2022

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Award

Posted on  03-06-2022

CPDM Alumnus, Ami Sampat, wins the "Up and Coming Voice Award" for her contributions
to the field of Voice UX (VUX) design during the Women in Voice Summit 2022


Ami Sampat, an alumnus of the 2013 batch MDes Programme at CPDM, IISc, received the "Up and Coming Voice Award" for her contributions & achievements in the field of designing voice experiences at the Women in Voice 2022 Summit organized by Women in Voices-an international community to empower, amplify, celebrate & connect women and gender minorities in Voice Technology.
Ami is presently part of the Alexa International (India) team at Amazon, working in Voice UX (VUX) design, and leads the design for all India's first experience of Alexa in both, English and Hindi. Her key projects include the Amitabh Bachchan Celebrity Voice for Alexa, Pay with Alexa (pay utility bills and recharges), and Learn with Alexa (guided English learning for kids in primary school).
Click here to know more about Ami Sampat
Click here to view the award certificate
Click here to more about WiV

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Award

Posted on  31-05-2022

Team 'I3DforToys' declared winners of Toycathon 2022 physical edition
Team I3DforToys from I3D Lab, CPDM won the Toycathon Grand Finale Physical Edition 2021-22 held during May 24-26, 2022, sharing the top spot with 4 other teams under Track 2 for senior-level participants. Under the mentorship of Prof. Pradipta Biswas, CPDM, the team developed an eye gaze-controlled RC (radio-controlled) toy car for children with severe motor impairment using a universal multimodal joystick controller and an inclusive and affordable human-robot interaction system under the theme 'Toys for specially-abled/Divyanga children'.
For more details watch:
https://youtu.be/Jhn-2rxQG2U
Click here to view the certificates

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3D printing

Posted on  13-04-2022

Researchers from ME & CPDM, IISc identify an alternative low-cost technique to produce metal powders for 3D printing

Dr Koushik Viswanathan, Assistant Professor, ME & faculty for manufacturing programme, CPDM, Mr Harish Singh Dhami (ME) and Mr Priti Ranjan Panda (CPDM) have identified an alternative low-cost technique for producing metal powders using 'surface grinding' for metal additive manufacturing (AM) applications. Metal powders for AM applications are commonly produced using atomization techniques, which are known to be expensive, capital intensive and highly inflexible. This approach of using 'surface grinding' to produce metal powders will have important implications for AM processes in general, including areas such as the manufacture of biomedical implants. Read more at
https://iisc.ac.in/events/an-alternative-low-cost-technique-to-produce-metal-powders-for-3d-printing/

Reference:
Harish Singh Dhami, Priti Ranjan Panda, Koushik Viswanathan, Production of powders for metal additive manufacturing applications using surface grinding, Manufacturing Letters, Volume 32, 2022, ISSN 2213-8463.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mfglet.2022.02.004

Other media:
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/bangalore/iisc-alternative-low-cost-metal-powders-3d-printing-7856449/

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Prof. Sigurd Støren

Posted on  25-03-2022

Remembering Professor Sigurd Støren: A Great Academician and A Dear Friend of CPDM

CPDM, IISc and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway had a highly successful student and faculty exchange programme in the early 2000s. Prof. Sigurd Støren, a professor of materials and sustainability at NTNU, played a pivotal role in getting the program launched & sustained and guided several CPDM students who visited NTNU for a period of six months as part of the exchange. Ms Surekha P. and Ms Maheshwari Krishnan (MDes, CPDM 1999-2001) were the first two students to visit NTNU as part of the programme and worked closely with Prof. Støren. (http://gamle.universitetsavisa.no/dok_3b40697d1d4476.36485404.html). Prof. Støren has recently passed away. We at CPDM send our condolences to his family and wish that his soul rests in peace.

The eulogy below is a tribute to Prof. Støren on behalf of CPDM, aptly written by Ms Surekha and Ms Maheshwari:
"Professor Sigurd Støren was a very humble academician and statesman. Despite his vast knowledge and great stature, he was very approachable, both inside and outside the classroom. He was ready to hear the simplest of questions and ideas. He was all about energy & enthusiasm and encouraged students to further their ideas into reality. He took the extra mile to facilitate the desired outcome. Professor Sigurd Støren was principled & a great Mentor. He believed every culture had a lot to offer for any situation and encouraged students from diverse backgrounds to apply the knowledge in their own manner. Above all, he was a warm and caring person, always with a pleasant and cheerful smile."

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Vice-Chair of the ITU

Posted on  21-03-2022

Prof. Pradipta Biswas has been elected as Vice-Chair of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for Study Group 9 (SG9). The study group leadership is elected by member states, and Prof Biswas was nominated by India and was elected during the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA20) held at Geneva in March 2022.

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Lexus Design Award

Posted on  18-02-2022

LifeBox declared winner of the Lexus Design Award India 2022 (read more)
LifeBox, an active heart preservation container for extending the out-of-body viable time during transport for transplant, which was the National winner of the James Dyson Design Award 2021 has been declared as the National winner of the prestigious Lexus Design Award India (LDAI) 2022 under the Open Category Award, Lexus Guest's Choice Award, and People's Choice Award from over 650 high-quality entries.

James Dyson Award 2021
Lexus Design Award India 2022

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Associate Editor

Posted on  01-02-2022

Dr. Pradipta Biswas, a faculty member at CPDM & RBCCPS at IISc, has been inducted as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Social Robotics (SORO) (https://www.springer.com/journal/12369). The SORO journal is published by SpringerNature and covers a broad spectrum of topics in the area of social robotics on all levels i.e., from developments in core enabling technologies to system integration, aesthetic design, applications and social implications. Social robotics is the study of robots that can interact and communicate among themselves, with humans, and with the environment, within the social and cultural structure attached to its role. The journal has an impact factor (IF) of 5.126 for the year 2020 and a five-year IF of 4.797.

The Intelligent Inclusive Interaction Design (I3D) (https://cambum.net/I3DLab/about.htm) Lab, set-up and led by Dr. Pradipta, undertakes research in the field of human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces and inclusive design. He is also a faculty at Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS) (https://cps.iisc.ac.in/) which focuses on foundational and applied research to solve cutting-edge problems in robotics involving advanced machine learning techniques, connected autonomous systems like drones & 5G-enabled autonomous vehicles, and socio-technical systems like urban transportation systems and smart cities.

While the editorial board of SORO has members from diverse areas of robotic research from across various institutions around the world, Dr. Pradipta is currently the only Indian serving on the editorial board of the journal contributing his expertise based on the research undertaken at IISc which represents the journal's scope.

The following are some of the topics of interest for scientific publications in SORO: affective & cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots, Human-robot interaction (human factors & ergonomics) & robot-robot interaction, compliance, safety & compatibility in the design of social robots, roboethics, design philosophies & socially appealing design methodologies, socially assistive robotics, biomechatronics, neuro-robotics, and biomedical robotics, intelligent control & artificial intelligence for social robotics, interactive robotic arts, edutainment robotics, socially-aware robot navigation, task & motion planning, etc.

Dr Pradipta Biswas
Email: pradipta@iisc.ac.in

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Posted on  19-01-2022

Methodology for design and development of High Precision Cylindrical Grinding Machine Tool

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Award

Posted on  24-12-2021

"VR flight simulator with cognitive load estimation feature" was awarded Session wise best paper award at 8th International conference on Product Lifecycle Modeling Simulation and Synthesis (PLMSS 2021) held during 17th and 18th December 2021. The session had papers on Aerodynamics, mission design, modelling and simulations. Authors of the paper are P. Archana Hebbar, G S Rajshekhar Reddy, Somnath Arjun, Sanjana Vinod, Dr. A A Pashilakr and Dr. Pradipta Biswas.

The paper discussed the design and development of a virtual reality (VR) based flight simulator with built-in feature for cognitive load estimation. The simulator is developed by authors at I3D Lab under the guidance of Dr. Pradipta Biswas. The simulator exploits existing tools such as Unity SDK engine and has generic USB based hardware. We employed HTC Vive Pro Eye as the VR head-mounted display with an in-built eye-tracker, Emotive EEG headset and a Thrustmaster HOTAS to control the aircraft. Analysis of the user study data indicated that the system estimated variations in the cognitive load efficiently. The simulator is proposed to be deployed during the preliminary design phase of an aircraft program to evaluate new systems and their interactions iteratively.

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Award

Posted on  21-12-2021

Safe and Collaborative Robot for Healthcare
An idea from I3D Lab was a finalist in the Robot Design Competition of the 13th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR21) Singapore:
https://www.colips.org/conferences/icsr2021/wp/competition/#:~:text=ICSR21_KQ%3A%20Safe%20and%20Collaborative%20Robot%20for%20Healthcare
The team developed a remotely controlled Robot for safe and contactless medical check-ups and monitoring of patients in a healthcare setup to ensure the safety of healthcare personnel. It is an affordable 3d printed robotic manipulator with a patented multi-index gripper to mount commercially available medical devices like temperature gun, pulse oximeter, blood pressure (sphygmomanometer), medical torch, camera, etc. The system allows multimodal natural eye-gaze, gesture and speech interaction with the robotic arm. The system is human-aware and allows safe collaboration and collision avoidance. The design process comprised of multiple iterations and tests in a simulated healthcare environment created in Unity3D. The interaction in VR was done through an Oculus Rift VR headset and hand-held VR controllers. Please watch a detailed video at
Safe and Collaborative Robot for Healthcare - YouTube

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Adjunct Faculty & Mentors

Posted on  30-11-2021

Adjunct Faculty in Design and Manufacturing (read more)
CPDM inducts distinguished members as 'Adjunct Faculty in Design and Manufacturing' to support its MDes and research in Product Design and Engineering and its MTech and research in Smart and Advanced Manufacturing Programmes.

Mentors from Practice in Design and Manufacturing (read more)
CPDM inducts distinguished members from the industry as 'Mentors from Practice' to support its MDes Programme in Product Design and Engineering and its MTech Programme in Smart Manufacturing as well as its research programmes.

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Awards

Posted on  11-11-2021

Team RIL-IISc won the 03rd & 04th positions in the flagship IEEE International Robotics Competition (IROS 2021) held in Prague, the Czech Republic. It assessed two autonomy-based inspection tasks - precise navigation without GNSS and automatic defects-detection using advanced AI algorithms, respectively.

Mr. Tharun V.P. and Mr. Suryaprakash R.J. (Team RIL-IISc) under the guidance of Dr. Abhra Roy Chowdhury of the Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), CPDM has won the overall fourth place in Robotics for Asset Maintenance and Inspection (RAMI) in the area of inspection and maintenance (I&M) for two functionality benchmarks (FBM) i.e., precise navigation without global navigation satellite system (GNSS); and automatic detection of defects using advanced AI algorithms. The competition was held virtually during the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021) which had been organized by CATEC (Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies, Seville, Spain) - one of the reference research centres in Europe devoted to aerial robotic technologies in Prague, the Czech Republic between Sept 27 and Oct 1, 2021.

RIL@CPDM (https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/ril/)
Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL) at CPDM, IISc is led by Dr. Abhra Roy Choudhury. It aims to create user-centric, trans-disciplinary, and hands-on learning programs in both teaching and research methods in Robotics & Autonomous Systems (RAS) with specialization in research, design, and development on ground, aerial, industrial, and social robotics. With a strong focus on end-user needs, the mission of RIL is to enhance competencies and trustworthiness of autonomous systems operating in complex scenarios, improve human collaborative technology, and enable innovative products and applications to real-world problems.

The METRICS Project (https://metricsproject.eu/)
The Metrological Evaluation and Testing of Robots in International Competitions (METRICS) project is led by the National Metrology and Testing Laboratory (LNE) in collaboration with 17 expert partners in robotics competition and metrology that have highly complementary testing facilities and networks. Under this initiative, robotics competitions are organized in four priority areas that the European Commission (EU) identified as Health, Agri-food, Inspection and Maintenance of infrastructure (I&M), and Agile production. METRICS organizes competitions as reproducible and objective evaluation campaigns designed to draw attention from the economic sector, academia, and digital innovation hubs (DIH) in Europe while stimulating public engagement. It would also implement a dedicated strategy to mobilize external partners and sponsors to support industrial relevance, promote robotics systems towards the general public, and ensure compliance of robots with ethical and socio-economic principles.

The RAMI Competition (https://www.iros2021.org/rami-robotics-for-asset-maintenance-and-inspection)

https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/ril/competitions/

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Fellowship

Posted on  06-09-2021

Design of a biofidelic Prosthetic Arm is inherently complex as the natural arm has over 20 degrees of freedom for performing dextrous tasks. The mechanical complexity arises from the need to grasp objects of varied size, shape, and weights; the complexity of control arises from the need to use multiple motors and provide intuitive user interfaces for driving the motors. As the level amputation increases, the number of motors necessary in the prosthesis increases; but, the muscles from which the control signals can be obtained decreases. Consequently, most available prostheses have limited capability, require extensive pre-usage training and cause in-usage fatigue. This eventually leads to high rejection rate of even advanced prostheses. There is a need to significantly improve the user interaction to enable highly intuitive usage through minimization of active involvement of the user in the control of individual motors. The aim of the proposed work is to develop a system to support autonomous orientation of wrist of a trans-radial prosthetic arm, in the first stage. Subsequently attempt will be made for autonomous movement of the elbow joint of a transhumeral prosthesis for common tasks.
Prof. Sen is a faculty member at CPDM since 1998, when the department was established. He has been engaged in product development predominantly in healthcare and agriculture for the last two decades, apart from his scientific research in human factors, kinematics, and computer-aided design. Four products developed under his supervision have been granted Indian patent; 3 applications are patent-pending. His earlier work on a transradial prosthetic arm (patent-pending), PURAK, was funded by the Wellcome Trust (UK) for developing it further to a commercial level product in collaboration with the University of Oxford during 2014-2019. It resulted in the start-up Grasp Bionics (https://www.graspbionics.com/), which is currently incubated in SID. Another product for hand-harvesting cotton also led to a start-up, Sickle Innovations (https://sickle.in/                            ), now a well-established company, noted for design intervention for improving conventional farming practices for small farmers.
Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) awards the Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship. The Fellowship is instituted to recognize the importance of translational research by individuals to achieve excellence in engineering, innovation, and technology development in India. The focus is the realization of application potential, including design and development of a deployable prototype or pilot-scale demonstration that could eventually emerge as a commercialized technology providing a huge benefit to the country. To know more about the Fellowship,    read more

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James Dyson Design Award 2021

Posted on  06-09-2021

The LifeBox project at CPDM was recently declared the national winner of the James Dyson Design Award 2021. LifeBox is an active heart preservation container for extending out-of-body viable time during transport for transplant. This project is undertaken by Mr. Deval Karia under the guidance of Prof. B. Gurumoorthy, Prof. Ashitava Ghosal and Dr. Manish Arora from IISc in collaboration with clinicians Dr. K. Balakrishnan and Dr. Anitha from MGM Healthcare, Chennai. The project is financially supported by Design Innovation Centre, CPDM run by Prof. Gurumoorthy, and has also been awarded the PACE grant from BIRAC, DBT, GoI.
LifeBox is capable of extending preservation-time for the heart to allow for increased travel time and distances. It utilizes intermittent flushing of the heart with a preservation fluid to extend its out-of-body viable time. It has been designed to be portable, with corresponding innovations to overcome challenges of power and weight. Hypothermic temperatures (4 to 8 degree Celsius) are maintained using a novel patent-pending cooling system which uses a refrigerant, fans, and sensors for temperature regulation. This reduces the weight of the system by an order of magnitude as compared to traditional thermoelectric cooling methods. Additionally, the heart chamber is equipped with multiple sensors that continuously capture biomarker data, which serves as an indicator of heart health. This data allows the surgeon at the recipient site to take critical decisions, potentially leading to improved chances of success. Conceptually, the system can also be extended for preservation of other organs which rely on active flushing as a means of preservation.
The James Dyson Award is an international design award that encourages and inspires young design engineers who have the ability to develop tangible technologies that can change lives. This national award won by Mr. Deval and team is one among the 28 best inventions from over 2,000 entries across 28 countries and regions.

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Registration link : https://incubator.cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdmed-medtech-startup-journey/

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Posted on  05-02-2021

The challenges in availability of oxygen supplies in remote places and overwhelming situation raises in hospitals due to COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we have developed a low-cost oxygen concentrator system which was designed and fabricate using indigenous components. Generation and availability of oxygen source at point-of-care, where cylinders and other centrally distributed systems are unavailable is very important. Even if oxygen supplies are available at the hospitals, because of overcrowding as a result of pandemic situation will create stress on the system. In addition, not all patients require complete ventilator systems, some require just health vital monitoring and supply of oxygen at various percentages. Having a reliable oxygen supply is necessary for the care of these kinds of patients to improve the probability of survival during such a pandemic outbreak. In this talk, I will take you through the process of design, conceptualization, fabrication and product engineering of the system.

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Facebook Award

Posted on  27-01-2021

Dr Pradipta Biswas and Prof Yogesh Simmhan are awarded a $75000 grant from Facebook Reality Labs for their proposal on Privacy-respecting AR/VR to Enable Differently Abled in Multi-Cultural Societies. The proposal was in response to Faceboof RfP on Responsible Innovation in AR/VR https://tinyurl.com/y4lsx6ja                                                and less than 10 researchers were awarded worldwide. The proposed project will take forward Dr Biswas' research on AR/VR based Assistive Technology and Human Robot Interaction https://tinyurl.com/yxbmhlbz                                                      and Prof Simmhan's research on video analytics https://bit.ly/2YblYEL                                       . They will investigate present issues with widespread adoption of AR VR technology, in particular among people with different range of abilities in the rich cultural context of India. The project will develop a video see through based AR display with personalized content for education, communication and rehabilitation purpose for users with disabilities. In the diverse cultural, ethnic and economical context of India, this project will use qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyse end users, care-takers, parents and teachers' acceptance criteria of AR product including privacy and security issues.

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CII MILCA Award 2020

Posted on  25-01-2021

Mr Puneeth K S, PhD student from the department has won the 1st CII MILCA Platinum Award in the Research Scholar category for presenting his case study on Affordable technology solutions for medical device manufacturing MSMEs. He is pursuing his research under the supervision of Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti and Dr. Manish Arora. Platinum is the highest category of this award, and Mr Puneeth is the only person to be awarded this year under this category.
The CII Most Innovative Low Cost Automation (MILCA) awards are instituted to motivate, foster, and recognize the creative and innovative spirit of students in their ability to develop intelligent, simple, and cost-effective solutions using available technologies, automation, and IT tools (Digital Science) and their own creative ideas. As the current students pursuing engineering, technical and science streams are expected to step into a digital business environment, participation by academic institutions, their faculty and students in interactive events, discovering the potential of technologies in their use in business and industrial processes will add tremendous value to the curriculum and provide a much better understanding of industry practices.
CII Institute of Quality, in 2019 established "CII MILCA AWARD" is a national award for academia and start-ups for innovation and concepts developed by students / mentor from engineering Institutions & start-ups. Innovative concepts applicable to manufacturing or service industry will be recognized.
This award programme was instrumental in capacity building and increased employability by developing desired skill sets in future workforce in digital era. Awards category was for each participation i.e. Institutions, Incubation Centre, Research Scholars & Schools.

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Posted on  11-01-2021

Medical Oxygen is a life-saving support respiratory gas delivered to patients suffering from compromised respiratory systems. In events like the current CoVID pandemic, medical Oxygen has become a critical requirement, resulting in an unprecedented strain on the bottled Oxygen supply infrastructure. The situation is particularly critical in regions, mainly rural, that are located far from bottling plants. Towards catering to localized medical Oxygen requirements, the gasification group at the Indian Institute of Science, drawing from their expertise in developing low-pressure multi-specie gas separation systems, has developed an indigenous medical Oxygen generation system that uses ambient air to generate medical grade Oxygen. The process draws atmospheric air, which is passed through a train of cleaning, conditioning, and separation system to enhance the Oxygen concentration from about 21% in the feed gas to over 93% in the exit gas, the requirement for qualifying the gas as medical Oxygen. The unit continuously produces medical-grade Oxygen fulfilling the gas quality requirements as prescribed by Indian Pharmacopeia and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) for use in ICU/CCU/OT and other clinical wards. While there are commercial medical Oxygen generation systems available, the current configuration designed by the team at IISc has some unique advantages in terms of being modular and low cost both in terms of capital and operating expenditure. The plant has also been designed exclusively with made in India components except for the bed material. The plant in a footprint of about 1.5 meter X 2.5 meter delivers about 4 NM3 of medical-grade Oxygen with a typical power consumption of about 1.2 kWh/NM3.

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MILCA AWARD 2020

Posted on  23-12-2020

The CII Most Innovative Low Cost Automation (MILCA) awards are instituted to motivate, foster and recognize the creative and innovative spirit of students in their ability to develop intelligent, simple and cost effective solutions using available technologies, automation and IT tools (Digital Science) and their own creative ideas.
As the current students pursuing engineering, technical and science streams are expected to step into a digital business environment, participation by academic institutions, their faculty and students in interactive events, discovering the potential of technologies in their use in business and industrial processes will add tremendous value to the curriculum and provide a much better understanding of industry practices. This award programme will be instrumental in capacity building and increased employability by developing desired skill sets in future workforce in digital era.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is hosting the first online CII MILCA AWARD 2020 at the international level and invites academic institutions, their incubation centers and researcher Scholars to present their innovative projects / case studies. The award entries will be adjudged by a panel of eminent technical experts from industry and academics.

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Webinar

Posted on  16-12-2020

Abstract: The webinar will cover idea to MVP and the subsequent process of exploring the business model from a business development perspective. Medical devices have a few more challenges than product development in other marketplaces. This webinar will hope to shed some light on the same.

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Posted on  07-12-2020

Bio: Sai Siva Gorthi obtained his B.Tech from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad in 2003, M.Sc (Engg) in Optical Metrology from Indian Institute of Science in 2006 and PhD in Optical Metrology from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland in 2010. He was employed as a post-doctoral researcher in Optofluidics at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University, Boston, USA from 2010-2012. He joined the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc in 2012 as an Assistant Professor, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include Optofluidics, Computational Imaging and Optical Metrology.

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Webinar

Posted on  23-11-2020

A strategic opportunity exists to develop Intelligence, Mapping and Repair (IMR) platforms for Industry 4.0 at greatly reduced scales and with unique mission capabilities. This research aims to develop autonomous mobile robots (AMR) that mimic human and collective behaviour for inspection & maintenance tasks in industrial environments, commencing with terrestrial vehicles for indoor settings, marine vehicles for outdoors and moving into transformable aerial vehicles for indoor-outdoor settings as longer-term goals. Based on the foundations of systems of-systems design approaches, novel integrated motion planning for bioinspired mechanisms, reconfiguration elements i.e. sensors, actuators and flexible electronics are systematically developed and demonstrated in unique test-bed environments. In addition to tackling key technological challenges, this project seeks to contribute to the design science of autonomous systems by developing and testing design principles inspired by nature. Autonomous design in this context will provide systematic processes for integrating and leveraging current and breakthrough of technologies.

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CPDM Faculty in Global Top 2%

Posted on  10-11-2020

A recent Stanford University study [1,2] has analysed careers of scientists in each subject area of research, with citation data from Scopus, to assess about 8 million scientists around the world for their career-long citation impact up until the end of 2019, and published a list of top 2% scientists in each subject area. Based on the study, the top three of the five high impact researchers enlisted from India in 'Design Practice and Management' are from the core and associate faculty of the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.
Based on the number of high impact researchers in an institution in the area of 'Design Practice and Management', IISc stands at the 7th in the world, below only Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), University of Michigan Ann Arbor (USA), Georgia Tech (USA), University of Iowa (USA), and University of California Berkeley (USA). IISc is also the 1st in Asia in this area, with Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore) and National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) being the closest.
The 3 researchers enlisted from IISc in 'Design Practice and Management' are Professors TS Mruthyunjaya [3], Amaresh Chakrabarti [4], both members of the core faculty of CPDM, and GK Ananthasuresh [5], a member of its associate faculty. Professor Satyam Suwas [6], who is also a member of CPDM associate faculty, is in the top 2% list of scientists in the area of 'Materials'. It is also heartening about 18% of (4 out of 22) faculty members of CPDM, past and present, in the list.
References
[1] Ioannidis JPA, Boyack KW, Baas J (2020) Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators. PLoS Biol 18(10):e3000918.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918
[2] https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/2
[3] https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/facultyprofile.php?name=20
[4] https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/facultyprofile.php?name=1
[5] https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/facultyprofile.php?name=8
[6] https://materials.iisc.ac.in/~satyamsuwas/


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Webinar

Posted on  06-11-2020

At present, the spread of COVID-19 is shown to have an exponential trend in most countries. An exponential curve is difficult for both comparison and prediction as it has a vertical asymptotic trend to infinity. We have developed a platform-independent web-based system that automatically divides the duration of spread of the disease based on rate of increase in new cases, and shows a set of graphs which are easier to interpret and extrapolate than a single exponential graph. The shape of the graphs (like linear, parabolic or exponential) can be compared at different stages with respect to the average number of new cases and deaths. The system can be used to compare the spread of the pandemic at country, state and district levels.
It may also be noted that the fatality rate for any natural calamity or pandemic is often higher in people with disabilities and a major cause is not having access to relevant information. We are working on developing a Covid 19 dashboard for people with disabilities. Instead of looking for a specific disability we took an inclusive approach of adding new modalities of interaction with a web based Covid 19 dashboard that can include a wider population than existing ones. The present version of the system supports hands-free interaction through eye tracking, automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech converter.

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Webinar

Posted on  19-10-2020

Recent advancement in Graphics Processing Units (GPU) made augmented and virtual reality systems commonplace and even available in low cost platforms. Augmented and Virtual reality systems have tremendous potential to re-shape our experience with digital media in terms of various degrees of immersion and interaction. Advancement in GPUs along with artificial intelligence also redefined interaction with electronic media in the form of eye gaze, gesture and body movement tracking in real-time with low cost imaging devices.
In the context of interactive AR/VR systems, this talk will present our research on integrating deep learning models with augmented and virtual reality environments for both traditional use cases of process modelling in smart manufacturing set up to novel applications of rehabilitation of people with disabilities, pilot training and enforcing social distance measures in office spaces. In particular, I shall present the continuum of displays, alternative input modalities like eye gaze tracking, gesture and speech recognition and basic theories of deep learning models like Convolutional Neural Networks. The integration of eye gaze tracking, gesture recognition and deep learning with AR/VR systems will be demonstrated through case studies from our three projects funded by Microsoft, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and British Telecom (BT).

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Webinar

Posted on  14-10-2020



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Webinar

Posted on  23-09-2020

Use of representations of the user for validation of designs is a common practice in the Industrial Design community. Use of the human-model in a computer aided design environment is also not new. However with the rapid advancements in information technology and computer hardware, human-in-loop simulations within the framework of PLM became affordable for faster development cycles. Digital Human Models (DHM) are computer representations which look, move and perform like 'real' users; designers observe, understand and infer the consequences of a given work scenario. Naturally, the scope of these inferences from these 'simulations' depends upon the sophistication of the DHM in terms of anthropometry, posturing, bio-mechanics, sensing, perception, skill, knowledge and cognition aspects of human-performance. Until recently, the development of DHM focussed primarily on 'visualization' for which the structure and animation were sufficient as the higher level inputs were directly available from the experts involved in the simulation. Realistic, responsive and cognitive human models started enabling task-level simulations from the traditional action level simulations of human performance. The webinar will give a glimpse of developments of DHM within the context of design and manufacturing.

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Webinar

Posted on  23-09-2020



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Webinar

Posted on  07-09-2020

As we move into India Unlock 4.0 phase, the reopened economy requires repeated testing to track the progress of COVID19. With repeated testing becoming unavoidable, the market is looking for Non-invasive rapid testing options. Although the market is flooded with Rapid Antibody tests that are blood based, it is really not a feasible solution considering schools, air travel, and mass transit systems.
There is a need for saliva-based antibody tests that are fast, efficient, and cheap at scale.

Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit Challenges
1. Repeated Non-invasive Testing of Masses at low cost
2. Screening and Confirmatory tests for low resource settings with minimally skilled staff like Primary Health care Centers
3. Innovations from India :Local Sourcing:
4. Million Scale Ready and Sustainability

Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit Challenges
1. Repeated Non-invasive Testing of Masses at low cost
2. Screening and Confirmatory tests for low resource settings with minimally skilled staff like Primary Health care Centres
3. Innovations from India :Local Sourcing
4. Million Scale Ready and Sustainability

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Farewell Class of 2020

Posted on  30-08-2020

The current second year batch of M.Des students organized an online farewell gathering for the outgoing batch, the class of 2020. As the institute is preparing completely online next semester and welcoming new incoming students, the current CPDM students took time to organize a small online gathering for the outgoing batch. Both faculty and students got the chance to share thoughts, including an apt poem written by Amit, and a montage of pictures from graduating students' days at IISc.
While we all missed having a physical get together in CPDM, the warmth of the shared memories and short speeches at the online farewell showed that technology can still fair well in creating lasting memories!

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Webinar

Posted on  25-08-2020

Design Thinking is the essential design process that can be applied across domains in order to bring 'designerly ways of thinking' in forming and solving problems. There are many variants of design thinking; the talk will focus on 'IISC Design Thinking' - a variant that has been developed and taught for the last two decades at the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science for training its students studying Masters of Design . CPDM is among the top three design schools of India, and is among the most research-intensive design schools in the world. The talk will discuss innovation and its major areas, and discuss how design thinking can be used as a systematic process with which to reduce the chances of failure of innovations.

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Webinar

Posted on  25-08-2020

Industry 4.0 has shown a new paradigm where new technologies such as AI, cloud, predictive analytics, robotics, 4G/5G and IoT can support businesses in being more productive and efficient in a number of new ways, and even to the extent of changing businesses from those that just manufacture products to those that offer customer-focused services. This shift in business thinking from only producing goods to also offering an integrated package of goods and services is termed as "servitization of business", a concept first introduced in 1988 by Vandermerwe and Rada. Servitization provides an opportunity for the manufacturers to monitor the products they create through IOT based smart systems directly without having to wait for them to go through an intermediary such as the distributor or the retailer, adding further value to the customer. It is predicted that within the next few years, over 50% of field service personnel will be replaced by a two-way digital customer experience. Servitization is becoming a key to remaining competitive in the evolving business world while creating added value to the customers. In a large survey carried out across many companies in Europe by PA Consulting, 75% of organisations expected that delivering services would become a significant part of their business in the coming years. This talk will explain briefly with examples how Servitization has an impact on every part of the manufacturing business by helping extend revenue flows, increase customer loyalty, and improve customer service, while controlling better use of materials and production processes to cut costs and inefficiencies.

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The Corona Shield

Posted on  23-07-2020

"What is now proved was once only imagined."
Yes, Dr.Guruprasad Kuppu Rao's imaginarium is making face shield and circuit splitters that enables multiple patients to use same ventilator.
Mumbai based imaginarium who's Core business is 3d printed jewelry is ready to fight with this pandemic situation with face shields. They also started to work on circuit splitters for ventilators
The face shields are sold at ? 65 for bulk orders. They sell about 100 units at a time to NGOs, doctors, government bodies and so on.
They have now moved to use acrylic, which is more durable, easy to sterilize and reusable instead of OHP sheets.
Also Rao says," We are an organization that is driven by values, and the time display them is now. "

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AdamStart Covid-19 Challenge

Posted on  23-07-2020

Alumnus Apoorv Shankar is one of the five winners of the AdamStart COVID-19 Challenge. In April 2020 AdamStart launched a global call-out for young change makers to submit their sustainable business ideas which tackled the coronavirus pandemic. There were over 1000 participants across over 30 countries who participated in the COVID-19 Challenge.
Mr.Apoorv Shankar is currently an engineer-turned-product designer who loves building hardware products that are easy to use. He has created the 'Hand-Key', an innovative product which is a sliding handheld clamp device which helps to open doors, push buttons on ATM machines and many other daily tasks, without touching potentially contaminated surfaces. Because its contact surfaces are made out of brass, it decontaminates itself within 4 hours. Mr.Shankar hopes to scale the product globally.
He obtained his M.Des. degree fro the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, IISc, in 2017.
Source: https://adamstart.com/covid-19-challenge-winners/

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Webcam controlled Robotic Arm

Posted on  12-07-2020

The I3D lab of CPDM developed a video see through robotic interface that can be controlled through eye gaze and gesture. The system turned useful for a set of young adults with severe speech and motor impairment at the Vidyasagar, The Spastic Society of India at Chennai, who could use the system to manipulate physical objects themselves using their eye gaze. The I3D team used computer vision and machine learning algorithms to analyse live video feed of facial video and estimate where the user is looking at. The eye gaze estimation system is integrated to an Augmented Reality application that can manipulate a robotic arm for pick and drop task from anywhere within the robot's working envelop. The system is planned to be used for rehabilitation of users with disabilities by enabling them to make handicrafts independently. The eye gaze tracking system is also used for automotive and aviation application and the human robot interaction system has potential in developing collaborative robots for the smart manufacturing set up at CPDM.

https://content.iospress.com/articles/technology-and-disability/tad200264

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Eye-Tracking for Air Force

Posted on  22-06-2020

Pilots in India are testing aircraft display systems that work by tracking and responding to eye movements and could let military pilots keep their hands on the plane's controls more often while flying.
Modern aircraft have electronic display systems that show information such as the plane's fuel level, imaging system or geographical position. Pilots can click the screen to the relevant page of information as needed, but this requires taking one hand either off the plane's throttle or control stick.
"When you are flying at different phases, you do not need all this information at the same," says Pradipta Biswas at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He and his colleagues have devised an eye-tracking system that is embedded into a cockpit computer and that allows a pilot to choose the relevant display simply by looking at it and then confirming their selection by pressing a button on the control stick.
In a flight simulator, the system halved the amount of time it took to complete the action, says Biswas. Nine participants tested the system and completed a total of just under 600 look-and-select tasks.
The team has also devised a second eye-tracking system that is worn on a pilot's head and responds to their head and eye movements. The researchers tested the system in a simulator and tasked participants with focusing on a button at the centre of the simulated plane windscreen, which they could select by looking at it.
In a military setting, the head-mounted system could be used to automatically display information about a target in the distance if a pilot focuses their eyes on it, says Biswas.
Eye-tracking controls aren't currently in use in commercial aircraft, and the researchers first assessed whether they could accurately be implemented. They used commercially available eye-tracking glasses to follow the eye moments of three Indian Air Force pilots as each flew a transport aircraft and performed standard selection tasks. The average response time for each task was 2 seconds, just under half the time it usually takes without the glasses.
The researchers also tested how accurate eye tracking would be at different g-forces, as military planes can reach speeds that can result in g-forces several times the gravity on Earth's surface. A pilot flew a BAE Systems Hawk aircraft at forces of -1,1,3 and 5 g - the average person might pass out under forces of about 5 g. When pilots looked at a target, the eye-tracking devices were accurate to four degrees of the angle of vision around the target up to 3 g, but at 5 g the accuracy dropped, widening the area device tracked to 9.5 degrees around the target.

Original article                              appeared in New Scientist on 12th June 2020.
https://cambum.net/NewScientistInterview.mp4

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ACM IUI 2020

Posted on  20-02-2020

Mr LRD Murthy, a PhD student of  I3D lab             , has been selected for taking part at the ACM IUI 2020
student consortium to be held at Caligari, Italy through an acceptance rate of 30% and also awarded an ACM SIGCHI travel grant of $1300 for attending and presenting at the conference. He will be presenting his paper, "Multimodal Interaction for Real and Virtual Environments" at the conference. His presentation includes design and development of Multimodal interface for large screen and projected displays.

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PLMSS-2019

Posted on  20-02-2020

Hemang K. Jayant, PhD student from UTSAAH Lab, CPDM received best paper award in 7th International Conference on PLMSS (Product Life Cycle Modelling, Simulation and Synthesis), Bangalore from 18th-20th Dec 2019. He presented the paper titled "Electromagnetic induction heating of low melting-point non-magnetic metal for 3D printing". The authors of the paper are Hemang Jayant, Kishan Kumar and Dr. Manish Arora. The conference was organized by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

The paper is about scientific behaviour of a high frequency electromagnetic induction heater using a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) circuit for melting metal (solder-Sn63Pb37) which has a potential application in 3D metal printing. The experimental setup is instrumented for measuring temperature rise, alternating voltage, and current for controlling various crucial induction heating parameters. To demonstrate the application of 3D metal printing, tiny metal droplets were generated by gravity-driven flow of molten solder. Experimental results were compared with simulations and theoretical calculations. This approach holds promise for a desktop 3D printing of electronic devices.

This research work is funded by CEFC (Common Engineering Facility Centre), at IISc, under SAMARTH Udyog Initiative, and Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India.

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IEEE Neurotech Bootcamp

Posted on  24-12-2019

Siddharth Nair, PhD student from UTSAAH & SuDesi Lab, CPDM participated in Neurotech Entrepreneurs Workshop organized by IEEE Brain Initiative at Arizona State University, USA from 13-15 December, 2020. 30 graduate students from universities in USA, Italy, UK, Sweden, France, Mexico, Canada, Argentina and India were selected.

As part of the bootcamp Siddharth Nair along with Justin Tanner and Florencia Garro formed a team 'Li-MIND'. They developed product concept and business plan for a high-risk medical device - 'An Intracranial implant to relieve epilepsy patients of the episodes' which won the first runner-up prize. The evaluation was based on Product, Value Proposition, Stakeholders, Identified Opportunities, Competitive analysis, Ethical Considerations & Go-to-market strategy.

Siddharth's participation in the workshop was generously supported by the Tata Trust Travel grant for Students (2019-20) and IEEE Brain Initiative.

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Sickle Innovations bags National Award

Posted on  11-11-2019

Sickle Innovations started by two CPDMights (Nitin Gupta 2011-13) and Vinay Reddy (2010-12) have won National Entrepreneurship Award 2019 in A1 category of Agriculture. This award is given by Government of India's Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Award was presented by cabinet minister Dr Mahender Nath Pandey which includes a trophy, a certificate and cash award of INR 5 Lakh.
According to Press release by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, for these awards, 6098 applications were received online, which were checked for completeness and correctness. The 4134 eligible applications then underwent field assessment and regional online evaluation, which was undertaken by 12 partner institutes, spread across the country. National Jury, chaired by Dr R A Mashelkar and comprising of experts from industry, academics and business then selected the final 36 winners in various categories of Enterprises and Ecosystem builders.

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PBL Workshop

Posted on  25-10-2019

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) hosted the PBL South Asia Curricula Design Workshop from 14th to 18th October, 2019. Representatives from the ten partner HEIs (higher education institutions) - Aalto University, Finland; TU Delft, Netherlands; KTU, Lithuania; IISc and IITB, India; JNEC, Bhutan and AITM, NEC, SEC and KU, Nepal - participated in the Erasmus+ funded project, Strengthening Problem-based Learning in South Asia (PBL-SA).

The workshop was conceptualized under preparation, led by IISc and supported by IITB, for the implementation of PBL in curricula across South Asia. Its main objectives was to apply 'design thinking' strategies to collaboratively design the curricula suitable for each of the beneficiary HEIs, across disciplines, in Nepal and Bhutan. The European and Indian institutions presented on their know-how in the area of PBL, and faculty and research associates mentored sessions to co-create courses. The long-term aim is to build a strong network of PBL practitioners and collate best practices across partner institutions, to improve the implementation and dissemination of PBL in the South-Asian context.

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22nd CPDM Distinguished lecture

Posted on  25-09-2019

Title: From Smart Sensing to Smart Living
Speaker: Sajal K. Das, IEEE Fellow, Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair, Department of Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Date, Time and Venue : Wednesday, 25th September, 2019, 16.00 - 17.00pm, MMCR, CPDM

Abstract:
We live in an era in which our physical and personal environments are becoming increasingly intertwined and smarter due to the advent of pervasive sensing, wireless communications,computing, control and actuation technologies. Indeed our daily lives in smart cities and connected communities depend on a wide variety of cyber-physical infrastructures, such as smart energy, smart transportation, smart healthcare,smart manufacturing, etc. Alongside, the availability of wireless sensors, Internet of Things (IoTs) and rich mobile devices are empowering humans with fine-grained information and opinion collection through crowdsensing about events of interest, resulting in actionable inferences and decisions. This synergy has led to cyber-physical-social (CPS) convergence with human in the loop that exhibits complex interactions, inter-dependencies and adaptations between the engineered/natural systems and human users with a goal to improve quality of life and experiencein what we call smart living. However, the main challenges are posed by the scale, heterogeneity, big data, social dynamics, and resource limitations in sensors, IoTs and CPS networks. This talk will highlight unique research challenges in smart living , followed by novel frameworks and models for energy-efficient data gathering, fusion, security and trustworthiness, and trade-off between energy and information quality in multi-modal context recognition. Case studies and experimental results from smart energy and smart healthcare applications will be presented. The talk will be concluded with directions of future research.
Bio:
Sajal K. Das is the Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair Professor at the Computer Science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T). During 2008-2011 he served the US National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the division of Computer Networks and Systems. His research interests include wireless and sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart environments and smart health care, pervasive security, biological networking, applied graph theory and game theory. His research on wireless sensor networks and pervasive and mobile computing is widely recognized as pioneering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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Workshop on Medical Devices

Posted on  30-08-2019

Medical Device: Development, Testing, Regulations and Market Access
An accelerated development and market adoption of innovative medical device in the healthcare ecosystem will require a greater and timely dissemination of right information to the medtech innovation community and call for a systematic discussion on the associated topics.

We planned this workshop by asking the question - what are the informational asymmetries in engineering, design and product development, regulations, quality assurance and market access strategies in the startup community of medical device and diagnostic technologies?

Through this workshop, we are hoping to push the boundary of knowledge for medtech startups in their product development in supporting their quest to bring their products to market.

Workshop organized by PATH Impact lab, inCeNSE TBI and TBI@CPDM

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19th CPDM Distinguished lecture

Posted on  28-08-2019

All are invited to the 19th CPDM Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing

Title: Turning innovation into strategic advantages
Speaker: Dr. Norbert Gaus, Head of Research in Digitalization and Automation at Siemens Corporate Technology
Date, Time and Venue : Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 3:30pm, MMCR, CPDM

Abstract:
The rapidly transforming digital era presents newer challenges and innovation opportunities for organizations. How do organizations keep up with these rapid changes and enhance their core competitiveness at the same time? How do we create impact and deliver customer value through our technology focus? Dr. Gaus will talk about how SIEMENS is planning and executing its R&D activities globally. He will provide an overview of the identified company core technologies and share some of strong success stories of advanced technologies applications and digitalization initiatives across various industry verticals.

Bio:
Dr. Norbert Gaus, Executive Vice President at Siemens Corporate Technology, is responsible for Research and Development in Digitalization and Automation at Siemens. After earning a degree in electrical engineering from Technical University Munich, he worked initially as a research assistant at the German Aerospace Center. During that time he earned a Ph.D. in engineering from Ruhr University Bochum. He joined Siemens AG Corporate Technology in 1991. Between 1994 and 2001, Gaus held various positions in the Information and Communication Networks Group with the rank of Vice President. In the following four years, he served as President and CEO of Siemens Corporate Research Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA. From 2005 to when he assumed his current position, he held various executive positions in Siemens Healthcare, ultimately as CEO of the Customer Solutions Division (Sales and Service for Siemens Healthcare, HIS Business Unit) of Siemens Healthcare. Since May 2015 he is in his current position at Siemens Corporate Technology. In March 2018 he was also appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Healthineers AG.

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Grasp Bionics Winner at Elevate 2019

Posted on  04-08-2019

Grasp Bionics Founded by Nilesh Walke and Vinay V (M.Des 2011) has been awarded one of the Winners at Elevate 2019. Elevate is the Government of Karnataka initiative to identify and nurture the most innovative start-ups.

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Auto-UI Global Fellowship

Posted on  15-07-2019

Abhishek Mukhopadhay from I3D lab, CPDM won prestigious "Auto-UI Global Fellowship" to attend Auto-UI conference to be held in Netherland later in the month of September 2019. He will be presenting his work on "Comparing CNNs for Non-Conventional Traffic Participants". Paper is co-authored by Dr. Pradipta Biswas.

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GYTI Award

Posted on  15-07-2019

Deval Karia and Rohit S. Nambiar (M.Des. 2018) were awarded the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award on the 6th of July '19 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. These awards were conferred by the honourable Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, for their work on the design of an affordable insulin pump for type-1 diabetic patients. Union minister of health and family welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan was the guest of honour. The work was undertaken under the guidance of Dr. Manish Arora and part of larger Artificial Pancreas development project led by Prof. Radhakant Padhi Aer. These awards, under the overall umbrella of HoneyBee Network, are designed to encourage technology students to think of pushing the technological frontiers and develop frugal impactful solutions for unmet social needs.

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Aina Ring Launched

Posted on  02-07-2019

Lazy Co a company founded by Apoorv Shankar (MDes, 2017) has successfully raised over 36,000 USD during crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its debut product Aina Ring. Apoorv developed the first working prototype of Aina ring as part of Computer Aided Product design course and took it forward with support from Karnataka Elevate100 challenge. Lazy Co recently got featured in Silicon India as one of the 10 Most Promising Wearable Companies in India.

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Lexus design award

Posted on  27-06-2019

The Lexus Design Award India (LDAI) seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers, creators, and students whose works can help to shape a better future. The award aims to recognize and reward members of the Indian design community who anticipate future challenges, innovate to tackle those challenges and in doing so, captivate the hearts and minds of Indian consumers.
The IISc team of Prof Monto Mani, Yogansh Namdeo and Ujjal Halifa, from the Sustainability and Design Lab (SuDesi) at the Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM) and the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST), was selected amongst 12 finalists from nearly 220 entries in the open category. The award is in recognition of their role as designers of CleaneRat, an Internet of Things (IoT) based sewer inspection and declogging system that aims to provide empowerment and dignity to people involved in the maintenance of sewer lines.
Their design is to be displayed at the Milan Design Week 2019.

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Best Presentation Award at HKG

Posted on  05-06-2019

In 3rd International Conference on Graphics and Signal Processing (ICGSP 2019), two papers, “Performance Comparison of Different CNN models for Indian Road Dataset” and “Analyzing Eye Gaze Movement of Users with Different Reading Abilities due to Learning Disability” by Abhishek Mukhopadhyay and Kamalpreet Singh Saluja respectively were selected for best paper awards. In the first paper authors compared accuracy of three state-of-the art CNN models in context of Indian road for developing autonomous vehicle. In the second paper, authors analyzed different eye movements for a representative reading task to detect early signs of learning disabilities such as dyslexia. These two papers will be published in ACM DL and indexed by EI Compendex, Scopus. Full citations are 1. A. Mukhopadhyay, A. Agarwal, I. Mukherjee and P. Biswas, Performance Comparison of Different CNN models for Indian Road Dataset, 3rd International Conference on Graphics and Signal Processing (ICGSP 2019) 2. KPS Saluja, Jeevithashree Dv, S. Arjun and P. Biswas, Analyzing Eye Gaze Movement of Users with Different Reading Abilities due to Learning Disability, 3rd International Conference on Graphics and Signal Processing (ICGSP 2019)

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ECube - 2019

Posted on  14-05-2019

ECube - Engage Explore Employ
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The BHAVAN Research Fellowship Award

Posted on  29-04-2019

PhD Student Mr. Tarun Kumar Awarded the BHAVAN Research Fellowship 2019 by IUSSTF and DST

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Best Paper Awards for CPDM PhD Scholars

Posted on  05-03-2019

Amurtha Bhaskaran and Aparna Harindranath PhD scholars working in UTSAAH Laboratory of CPDM recently presented their work in Scientific Conferences in Bangalore. Amrutha presented on Feotal Acoustic Simulator at IEEE COMSNET NetHealth Workshop where as Aparna presented on comparison of MEMS inertial measurement unit-orientation algorithms in a simulation environment using a proposed novel simulation platform at the International Conference on Networking, Embedded and Wireless Systems (ICNEWS-2018). Both presentations were awarded best paper award at their respective conferences.

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Hat-Trick by Sickle Innovations

Posted on  09-12-2018

In last three months Startup form CPDM Sickle Innovations has won three prestigious national awards.

Agro World 2018 by ICFA (Indian Council of Food & Agriculture) was organized between 25th and 27th of October 2018 at IARI, Pusa New Delhi. It is a flagship event of ICFA and during this event first World Agriculture Prize was also announced which was given to Prof. MS Swaminathan by Vice President Shri Vankaiah Naidu. 'Agri-startup convention and Awards 2018' was also organised during this event and Sickle Innovations was selected as best Farm-Tech start up of the year 2018.
'International Conference & Awards for Innovations by Agri Startups' was organised by FICCI (The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) on 16th November 2018 at FICCI federation house, New Delhi. Mr Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India was chief guest at this event and conference focused on discussion on various innovations being introduced in Agriculture. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, Mr T R Kesavan, Chairman, FICCI National Agriculture Committee & President and COO, TAFE Ltd delivered their views along various panel discussions. FICCI Business Excellence Awards for Agri Startups 2018 winners were announced during this event which went through a long process of scrutiny followed by interviews by jury in past months. Sickle Innovations was awarded for Innovation in the field of Agriculture mechanisation by Mr Suresh Prabhu.
'Advanced Technologies Reshaping Indian Agriculture 2.0' was organized by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and FACE (Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence) during 13th Ag Tech 2018 flagship event of CII at Chandigarh between 1-4th Dec 2018. Top 12 teams selected from all the entries which applied to pitch at the event were given chance to pitch to the eminent jury including Mr. Rohtash Mal, MD-EM3 services; Mr Ramesh Ramachandran, Sr VP Mahindra & Mahindra; Padmaja Purarel, Cofounder Indian Angel Network. Top three innovators were selected and awarded. Sickle Innovations was selected at third spot and was awarded with INR 50,000 along with 20 hours of industry mentoring.

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Young Innovator Award 2018

Posted on  11-10-2018

About InnoHEALTH 2018
InnoHEALTH 2018 was the third in the series of InnoHEALTH annual conferences. The forum brings together top healthcare experts around the world with all major stakeholders of the health sector to discuss and deliberate upon interventions which can bring down the cost of healthcare delivery and improve the quality of care. This years theme of InnoHEALTH was- Inspiring Moonshots in Healthcare. The conference saw over 500 participants from over a dozen countries, in collaboration with the following forums:
*World Health Innovation Network, Canada
* Talent grid Ventures, Singapore
* ScanBalt Forum, Europe
The conference program comprised of talks by globally renowned healthcare experts, panel discussions, startup pitches, innovators award and B2B meetings.
Some of the major topics of discussion and activities at InnoHEALTH 2018 were:
* Innovations for Hospitals
* Advances in Diagnostics
* Make in India Opportunities: Biotech, Medical Devices and Future Technologies
* India EU Collaboration in Health Sector: Startups and Challenges
* Digital Health: giving birth to new delivery models through mobile, blockchain and AI
* Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Insurance led innovations
About Young Innovators Award 2018
Over 10,000 schools/colleges/universities were invited nationwide to take part in the competition, with 5 proposals being shortlisted for presentation to the jury, with the top 3 being awarded. The jury included eminent healthcare leaders such as: Dr Shirshendu Mukherjee (Mission Director - Programme Management Unit, Jointly Supported by DBT-BIRAC-BMGF-Wellcome Trust), Prof S Venkataramanaiah (Associate Professor in Operations Management, IIM Lucknow), Mr. Biten Kathrani (Director - R&D and NBD, Boston Scientific) among others. The top prize was awarded by Mr. Riho Kruuv, Ambassador of Estonia to India, Myanmar, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

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ReimagineWaste 3

Posted on  21-08-2018

Water is the source of life. Water and livelihood are inseparable. The extent of degradation is evident in many lakes in and around Bangalore.Calling all stake holders including Citizens, Innovators, Technologists, Designers & Entrepreneurs to collaborate and co-create innovative solutions to enhance Dignity, Empowerment and Better Livelihoods. Over 2 Lakhs worth prizes to be won. Limited participants

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Outstanding Research Award

Posted on  22-03-2018

It is the Careers360 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award for being the Most outstanding Researcher in the field of Decision Sciences during 2015-2017. The selection is based on a composite score generated by evaluating the academic output in SCOPUS indexed journals for the year 2015-17, citation count and h-index.

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EMeDS 2018

Posted on  19-03-2018

Indo-US Workshop on Emergency Medical Delivery Systems(EMeDs) integrating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The top priority will be to describe attain consensus on top priorities for design specifications and specific R&D needed to improve EMeDs.

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Alumni Day Invitation

Posted on  12-12-2017



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CPDM Alumni win Red Dot Design Award!

Posted on  09-11-2017

Red Dot is the most prestigious of design awards in the world, and this year marks the first Red Dot Award by CPDM Alumni. Winners of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 were honoured at the Singapore awarding ceremony. Companies, design studios, research institutions and designers from 58 countries entered their latest product concepts in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017, a record of 4,724 entries. 20 experts from all over the world convened and assessed each idea in an adjudication process lasting several days, with the selected concepts finally being awarded in Singapore. Only concepts with the highest design quality won over the jury and were awarded the sought-after Red Dot.   Anup Chander                          and Govind Sharma                              - both passouts from the 2015 and 2016 batch of CPDM were winners of the award for their novel design of 'diverter' flip-flop that prevents splashing of dirt in use.

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Distinguished Lecture by Prof.Maarten S

Posted on  26-10-2017

HIGH Precision Surgical Robotics Prof.Dr.Ir. Maarten Steinbuch Professor- Eindhoven University of Technology CEO of Medical Robotic Technologies Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Gowdham Prabhakar wins best paper award

Posted on  20-07-2017

Gowdham Prabhakar, PhD research scholar of I3D Laboratory at CPDM won Best paper award in IEEE International Conference on " Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Tehnologies (ICICICT 2017)" held at Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Kannur. He presented his work on "Evaluation of Laser Pointer as a Pointing Device in Automotive" under guidance of Dr. Pradipta Biswas.

This paper proposes a new interaction device using a Laser pointer which does not require drivers to physically touch a display.

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ReimagineWaste 2 is Here

Posted on  13-07-2017

Smart Cities need Smart Streets. Street vendors are essential spice in the life of a city. Calling upon Engineers, Designers, Entrepreneurs & Street Food Lovers to come and build innovative solutions to bring Dignity, Empowerment and Better Livelihoods of our Street Vendors. Ensure best Quality and Hygiene at Zero Waste. Over 1L worth prizes to be won. Register now at www.reimaginewaste.in

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Distinguished Lecture by Erik Lerdahl

Posted on  03-01-2017

In his presentation professor Lerdahl will talk about different creative approaches to the development of new solutions. He will present the Creative Solving Methodology(CSM) that he has developed over the years, that is inspired by Creative Problem Solving(CPS) approach. He teaches this methodology to all his students in interior design and graphic design, and has used it for many industrial cases, through the extensive use of designed workshops. For design driven projects, the methodology is more user and vision driven, using visions as framework for the design process. He will also present a methodology for the development of radical future scenarios, using extreme drivers as basis for the development.

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Best Paper Award ICCICCT-2016

Posted on  19-12-2016

Authors:Gowdham Prabhakar, Rajesh J, Pradipta Biswas
Abstract:In the era of modern computing, the means of interacting with the machine demands the user to feed the input commands through efficient ways. Since the time of introduction of Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), technologies to interact with the machine has been mostly confined to only one input device namely mouse. Even though there are several techniques for input modalities coming up in this area of research, the demand for the most comfortable way of UX design always persist in the realm of HCI.


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Next Editor-in-Chief of AI EDAM

Posted on  03-10-2016

Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti, Chairman, CPDM, has been selected to be the next Editor-In-Chief of AI EDAM Journal, starting January 1st, 2017. AI EDAM a Cambridge University Press Journal publishes original articles about significant AI theory and applications based on the most up-to-date research in all branches and phases of engineering. This is the first time someone from outside the USA is selected for the position of Editor-in-Chief of AI EDAM.


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New book by CPDM Faculty

Posted on  29-09-2016

Dr. Pradipta Biswas's new book published by Springer Publishing provides a concise study of eye gaze tracking as a direct controller of electronic displays and interfaces inside cars and other vehicles. He explores the prospect of controlling a vehicle's internal system via the drivers' eye gaze and for the vehicles to analyse and respond to a drivers' change in cognitive load too.

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MeDHa '16

Posted on  26-09-2016

The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing at IISc, jointly with BETiC, IIT-Bombay, is organizing MeDHa - a Medical Devices Hackathon from 3rd-6th November, 2016.
The event is targeted towards working professionals and final year students interested in medical device innovation, and will encompass a four-day intensive workshop involving Define - Design - Develop - Delivery of innovative solutions.
Last date of application for participation is 10th October. More details of the event can seen at http://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/medha/

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CPDM Spinout Wins Pretigious Award

Posted on  04-09-2016

We are proud of the great achievement of Sickle Innovations, a spin out of an MDes project from CPDM, that won this year's ISBA Award for being the most innovative start-up of 2016. Will done Sickle Innovations!!

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Distinguished Lecture by Anil Kakodkar

Posted on  21-07-2016

India`s manufacturing sector envisages a potential of around US $ one trillion by the year 2025, accounting for around 25 to 30 percent of national GDP. Thrust to Make in India campaign is thus very important. In addition to setting up appro - priate manufacturing infrastructure and training of human resource with rele - vant skills, it would be necessary to link up the manufacturing activities with ap - propriate knowledge and research domains within the country. This would enable a deeper assimilation of technologies and build the capability to keep the technology rejuvenated as well as innovate further and remain competitive. The lecture would discuss some of the related issues and actions.

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DCODE 2016

Posted on  21-07-2016

Decode (v): to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language DCODE
is inspired from this metaphor, to represent the function that Design
serves in every application. It can also be interpreted as Design Code, a
coming together of design community to interpret and exchange ideas. Report


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SIAM Styling & Design

Posted on  17-05-2016

Theme of the workshop is "Two Wheeler Mobility Solutions"; students interested in attending the two days workshop may approach the below mentioned people. There is NO registration fees to attend the workshop. Separate communication has already been sent to all the design institutes of the country.

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Reimagine Waste

Posted on  21-07-2016

Today`s hyper-developing India is stymied by the growing task of waste management, disposal and education. Government, industry and society are faced with the daunting challenge of rethinking their approach, systems and services associated with waste disposal. Where does the problem begin?
Fact is that the health risks are only increasing impacting everyone and everything. From little schoolchildren to adult waste workers, land to living. It’s time to start the clean up, bottom up.
To bring together disruptive thinkers, tinkerers and innovators to rethink, redesign and reimagine systems,

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