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Post Graduate Diploma in Robotics & Allied Technologies(PG-DRAT)



Post Graduate Diploma in in Robotics and allied Technologies (PG-DRAT) programme is one of the growing inter-disciplinary fields of study that involves an understanding of varied domains.  Our course addresses all these need so as to equip the students with the necessary tools and techniques to be able to develop efficient, robust and industry standard robots, through 

  • The exploration of the fundamental concepts of Robotics with in-    depth knowledge and understanding of the sensors, actuators, control, kinematics, dynamics etc.
  • Understanding of the various control methods and visualization techniques and to use various techniques involved in Robotic Operating System
  • Analyzing and solving problems conceptually and practically from diverse industries, such as government manufacturing, retail, education, banking/ finance, healthcare, agriculture and pharmaceutical
  •  To undertake consulting and industrial projects with significant model development for better understanding of the theoretical concepts from state-of-the-art robotic algorithms, hands-on programming, systems development techniques, machine learning, mission motion planning etc. and building future solutions to make an impact in the technological advancement

Robotics is one of the growing inter-disciplinary fields of study that involves an understanding of varied domains. Becoming a true roboticist involves the sound knowledge of domains widely ranging from computer science, mechanical engineering, electronics, communications, design, ethical measures and several others. PG-DRAT addresses all these needs so as to equip the students with the necessary tools and techniques to be able to develop efficient, robust and industry standard robots, through state-of-the-art robotic algorithms, hands-on programming, systems development techniques, machine learning, kinematics, dynamics, workspace analysis, mission motion planning etc.

Eligibility criteria
  • Graduate in Engineering (10+2+4 or 10+3+3 years) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.     OR
  • MSc/MS (10+2+3+2 years) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2.     OR
  • Graduate in Mechatronics / Mechanical Engineering
  • The candidates must have 55% marks in qualifying degree exam.

PG-DRAT course will be delivered in fully ONLINE mode. The total course fee and payment details are as detailed herein below:

The total course fee is INR. 76,500/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) as applicable by Government of India (GOI).

The course fee for PG-DRAT has to be paid in two installments as per the schedule.

  • First installment is INR. 10,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) as applicable by GOI.
  • Second installment is INR. 66,500/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) as applicable by GOI.

The course fee includes expenses towards delivering classes, conducting examinations, final mark-list and certificate, and placement assistance provided.

The first installment course fee of Rs 10,000/- + GST on it as applicable at the time of payment is to be paid online as per the schedule. It can be paid using credit/debit cards through the payment gateway. The first installment of the course fees is to be paid after seat is allocated during counseling rounds.

The second installment of the course fees is to be paid before the course commencement through NEFT.

NOTE: Candidates may take note that no Demand Draft (DD) or cheque or cash will be accepted at any C-DAC training centre towards payment of any installment of course fees.

Mechanical Design

100 Hours  
  

Introduction-Definition of Robots and Robotics, Various Components of Robotic System, Connectivity / Degrees of Freedom of a Joint, Representation of the Joints, Degrees of Freedom of a System, Classification of Robots,   Resolution, Accuracy and Repeatability, , Robot End-Effectors, Classification of Grippers, Application of Robotics and various case studies. Electro-Hydraulic Robotic Systems – Engineering to Experimental Planning for Control, Robotic Mules as Logistic Workhorses.

Robot Kinematics (Forward and Inverse Kinematics)-Representation of an Object in 3-D Space, homogeneous transformation matrix, Representations of Position in Other Than Cartesian Coordinate System, Representation of Transformation, Position Analysis-DH Parameter, DH parameter rules, Forward Kinematics of two Link Planar Robot, Jacobian of two Link Planar Robot, Forward and Inverse Kinematics for 6 DOF Manipulator, Lab activities using various Simulation Software.

Mechanical CAD design- Designing of various robotic mechanical part using CAD software.

Electrical Design

75 Hours  
  

Design concepts- Transistor, MOSFET (n-channel and p-channel), SCR, Operational Amplifier, filter circuits, AC-DC Conversions, DC-DC conversions- Linear Power Supply basics, Switched Mode Power Supply basics, Buck, Boost and Buck Boost Configurations, Design of Battery charger, Battery Management System, various experiments using simulation software.

Robot drive systems: Electrical Drives – D.C. Servo Motors and Drivers, BLDC Motor and Drivers, Stepper Motor and Drivers Applications and Comparison of all these Drives.


  

Introduction to Linux, File systems, Linux Commands, some important environmental variables, file permissions.

C Programming – data types, operator precedence and associativity, type casting, control statements, loops, library function, pointer, structure, array, preprocessor, union, memory organization, file handling.

Python Programming- Introduction to Python and Basics , Flow Control, Strings, Tuples, Dictionaries, Lists, Functions, File Handling, OOPs in Python, Regular Expressions, Exception Handling, GUI Programming – Tkinter, Database operations with Python, Python Libraries, Plugins, Client-Server Arch, Debugging.

    

Elements of the Input box: environment sensors and human input Device, Switches and push-buttons, keypad, joystick, pointing devices, environment sensors for temperature, light, humidity. Need for analog processing and filtering of sensor outputs, Elements of the Output box: Actuators and human interface elements. LEDs (with multiplexing), LCD, temperature (heating/cooling.  Micro-controller based Design Fundamentals - Reset Circuitry, Clocking options with dynamic clock scaling, RTC Interfacing, Watchdog and brownout. Peripheral interfacing -ADC, UART (RS232, RS422, RS485), SPI, I2C, CAN. Timer and counter modes. PWM, Sensor Interfacing with various development board.

Design Tools- Introduction, Part Selection, Schematic Entry, Component Packages and Library Creation, Board Design and Layout. PCB Concept- Design Rules, Vias, Tracks, Pads, Manual and Auto Routing, Gerber File Generation.


    

Getting Started with ROS: Functionality and operation of ROS, Installation and Launching of ROS, Creating a catkin workspace,ROS Packages and manifest, ROS Nodes topics and messages, Turtlesim – the first ROS robot simulation, Movement of the turtle by publishing /turtle1/cmd_vel, Movement of the turtle using the keyboard or joystick, Parameter Server of Turtlesim, ROS services to move the turtle, ROS commands summary, Creating First Two-Wheeled ROS Robot (in Simulation),Creating and building a ROS package, Gazebo (Installation, Launching and other activities),Verification a Gazebo model, Viewing the URDF in Gazebo, Tweaking and moving the model around, Other ROS simulation environments, Driving Around with TurtleBot, Introducing TurtleBot 3,Loading TurtleBot 3 simulator software, Launching TurtleBot 3 simulator in Gazebo, Hardware assembly and testing, Loading TurtleBot 3 software (Installation and setup),Networking TurtleBot 3 and the remote computer, Introducing rqt tool solving the real TurtleBot 3,TurtleBot's Odometry, TurtleBot 3 automatic docking, Introducing TurtleBot 3,Loading TurtleBot 3 simulation software, Launching TurtleBot 3 simulation in rviz, Launching TurtleBot 3 simulation in Gazebo, Hardware assembly and testing, Loading TurtleBot 3 software, Networking TurtleBot 3 and the remote computer, Moving the real TurtleBot 3, Navigating the World with TurtleBot


    

Discrete Planning- Introduction and example Forward Search Method Dijkstra's algorithm Bidirectional Search.

Obstacle Avoidance-Bug algorithm, Tangent bug Visibility Graph, Cell Decomposition.

Sensor for Mobile Robots-Sensors, Gyroscope, GPS, Ultrasonic and Optical Position Location, Lab Work etc. Lab experiments with various development boards.


  

Introduction Digital Image Processing, Camera basic, Design of Illumination system, Image formation, Image sensors, Image Sampling and quantization, Image type, Image format and pixel relationship, Image Enhancement techniques, Colour models (advantages and disadvantages), Image Segmentation, Image Morphology, Texture Analysis, Image Processing - Hands-on Using Standard Tools.

Project and Seminar

200 Hours  
    

Course is focused to develop the students work in the areas of Robotics and allied areas of technology from the industry perspective. The automation industry needs the skilled manpower who can design the robotic arms and tools where the manpower cannot work. The automobile industry is highly automated and robotics play an important role in these sectors and similar other manufacturing sectors.
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Address
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Plot E 2/1, Blok - GP, Sector - V, Saltlake Electronics Complex, Bidhannagar, Kolkata
West Bengal 700091
Telephone
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033 2357 5989 / 9846
Contact Person
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Asok Bandyopadhyay
Fax
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033 23575141
e-Mail
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asok[dot]bandyopadhyay[at]cdac[dot]in
Courses
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PG-DAC, PG-DRAT, PG-DBDA
What is the eligibility of the PG-DRAT course?

Graduate in Engineering (10+2+4 or 10+3+3 years) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.

OR

MSc/MS (10+2+3+2 years) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2

OR

Graduate in Mechatronics / Mechanical Engineering

The candidate must have 55% in qualifying degree.

What is the course fees of PG-DRAT?

The course fees is INR 76,500/- plus GST as applicable.