Publish Date: March 14, 2022

IHFC, Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Delhi, Collaborates with US’ National Science Foundation for Research in Cobotics, AI

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New Delhi: I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC), the Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) of IIT Delhi has collaborated with the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA to expand frontiers in research and development work related to Cobotics and associated technologies especially Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, enabled this partnership in association with the Indian Embassy in Washington, USA, and the IHFC was identified as one of the most sought-after institutions for this collaboration.

Along with the NSF that has released its Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) disclosing the details regarding additional funding for research, the IHFC has also released a Dear Cobotics Research Colleague Letter (DCRCL) sharing the additional funding for their Grand Projects. Details on the same can be found on the IHFC’s website: RD-NSF ( 

“I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC), the TIH of IIT Delhi, as per a  latest development will provide an additional INR 50,00,000/- towards the funding of the Cobotics projects for research and development. The IHFC will fund researchers working in the area of  Medical Simulations, Drone Technology & Applications, Healthcare Robotics, Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interactions, Intelligent Sensing & Secured Communications, and Industry 4.0 & beyond,” said Dr. S.K. Saha, Professor at IIT Delhi and Project Director, IHFC.

The partnering institutions, IIT Delhi and NSF, have strong expertise in engineering and have strong linkages with researchers in areas such Cobotics/Robotics, AI and ML.

It is noteworthy to mention that the IHFC is funded by the DST under its National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).