Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Various research centres and government agencies are an important part of general awareness for the UPSC Exam. It also forms part of subjects such as governance and polity, science and technology, current affairs, etc. for the IAS exam. So, it should be a part of your UPSC preparation. In this post, you can read a brief about the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics or CAIR.

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was set up in 1986. The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) is the main laboratory of the DRDO for research and development in diverse areas of defence, Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It is involved in the research & development of high-quality Secure Communication, Command and Control, and Intelligent Systems. 

The current Director of CAIR is Manimozhi Theodore. Currently, CAIR’s chief areas of work are as follows:

  1. Net Centric Systems for Tactical Command Control & Communication Systems
  2. Intelligent Systems
  3. Unmanned Systems
  4. Information Security

CAIR has developed several key products and technologies for the defence sector in India. It has also developed robots for the non-destructive testing of composite parts of Light Combat Aircraft or Tejas.

Question on the Topic

Consider the following statements

  1. Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) is the main laboratory of DRDO for research and development in diverse areas.
  2. It is located in Bangalore.

Select the correct ones

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

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