FICCI delegation visits with RISS
Each summer, dozens of talented undergraduates from around the world come to Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute for its Summer Scholars program (RISS), an intensive 11-week program introducing them to state-of-the-art robotics research. The remarkable post-program trajectories reflect the strong institute-wide partnerships, mentoring, and participation of over 50 members of the RI community annually and engagement of global sponsors.
On Thursday, February 22, the RISS community welcomed a delegation of Indian leaders from industry and government, led by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) secretary general Mr. Dilip Chenoy and deputy secretary general Mr. Nirankar Saxena with leaders from government and
The delegation met with RISS alumni, a group that is well-represented in the CMU RI graduate programs and robotics industry, in order to explore the elements that make this high-touch education experience transformative. As RISS alumnus Deepthi Hegde explained, the continued engagement and advocacy of the RISS community (mentors, sponsors, and partners) has been essential to their individual success and its overall the program.
CMU RISS program director Dr. John Dolan presents an overview of CMU Robotics Institute to the FICCI delegation.
CMU RI alumnus Mr. Ziqi Guo presents an overview of RISS to the FICCI delegation.
RISS media team member Ms. Xiaohuan Wang discusses AI and robotics in China with the FICCI delegation.
According to Dr. John Dolan, RI faculty member and RISS director, “Pittsburgh is the place to be for robotics. RISS has helped students from all over the world gain or strengthen a foothold in the world of robotics, and we greatly appreciate FICCI partnership in continuing to provide such opportunities for passionate young scholars.” The inaugural class of FICCI sponsored RISS scholars was Mr. Mosam Dabhi, Mr. Kshitij Goel, Ms. Deepthi Hegde, Mr. Kartik Patath, and Mr. Tejas Ajay Zodage. Initial results of their research were published in the 2017 RISS Working Papers Journal and presented at the RISS Research Poster Session: https://riss.ri.cmu.edu/research_showcase/.
Photo copyright CMU 2017.
Photos by Xiaohuan Wang, Terence Ting, and Ziqi Guo