The 4th International Conference on Robotics, Automation, and Non-Destructive Evaluation (RANE) was held at the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science in Padur, Chennai. The conference focused on the pivotal role of robotics in fostering a sustainable and equitable future. Attendees included dignitaries and guest speakers, including Prof. NileshJayantilal Vasa, Dean Students at IIT Madras, Member Materials Group, ARDB, and Dr. MukundJanardhanan, Director Education at the University of Leicester, UK. Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Chancellor of HITS, and Pro-Chancellor Ashok Verghese also attended.
Vice Chancellor Dr. S.N. Sridhara highlighted the significance of robotics in addressing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A panel discussion on "Industry 5.0: Role of AI in Human Robot Co-Working" was also held, focusing on potential issues related to human-robot co-working from both organizational and societal perspectives. The event attracted over 400 participants from industry, academia, research institutions, and students, fostering enriching discussions and collaborations.
The technical sessions covered various aspects of Robotics, Automation, and Non-Destructive Evaluation, providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their research findings and advancements. The conference also featured insightful keynote speeches, engaging panel discussions, and networking opportunities.