Innovating New Age Robotics

Our aim is to create user-centric, trans-disciplinary and hands-on learning programs in both Teaching and Research methods in Robotics & Autonomous Systems (RAS). My research interest lies at the intersection of Human Collaborative Robots, Innovative Product Development and Technology Innovation. We specialize in research, design and development on Ground, Aerial, Industrial and Social Robotics. With a strong focus on end-users and collaborators needs, our mission is to enhance the competences and trustworthiness of autonomous systems operating in complex scenarios, improving the existing technology, enabling innovative products and applications to real world problems. We also aspire to bring a sustainable approach to this field through resource efficient scientific principles. We are always looking for collaborative partners and competent researchers to join us for various RAS endeavors.

This site provides information about RIL's research, projects and publications.
For more information, please feel free to contact me !
~ Abhra

International Awards / News

Paper Selected for ICRA2022

Our Technical Paper "Sound based Deep-SLAM" has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE RAS flagship International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2022, Philadelphia (PA), USA

Paper Name: Implementation of Audio-Aware Mobile Robot Navigation in Complex Indoor Environment

Authors : Pratyaksh Rao (New York University) & Abhra Roy Chowdhury (IISc Bangalore)

Core Research Grant (CRG) 2021

Privileged Recipient of  “Core Research Grant (CRG) 2021-2024” funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

RAMI for Aerial Robots Competition IROS Prague 2021

Team Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), IISc has secured 3rd place in the RAMI (Robotics for Asset Maintenance and Inspection) for Aerial Robots Competition 2021, organized by CATEC (Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies) Seville, Spain, held at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021) in Prague, Czech Republic between Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2021.

​Participants:  Mr. Suryaprakash R.J. and Mr. Tharun V.P.

Mentor : Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury


Robothon Grand Challenge 2021

Our team from Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), IISc has secured 7th position in Overall points table in "Robothon Competition" organized by Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, held between May 14 - June 22, 2021.
Participants: M J Niegil Francis and Vishnu T.P

Mentor: Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury


Student Best Paper Award Finalist 2020

Paper: Vision based Object Sorting using Deep Learning for Inventory Tracking in Automated Warehouse Environment

Authors: Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury (Indian Institute of Science); Anubhav Patel (Indian Institute of Information Technology )

Conference: 20th The International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems (ICCAS) 2020, Busan S. Korea (organized by Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems Korea and sponsored by IEEE )