UET students developed telerobotic system using VR

Pakistani group of students from the UET, Lahore have highly developed telerobotic system that could amplify the use of robotics in local industries.

UET students developed telerobotic system using VRThe team comprises of Armughan Sarwar, Abdullah Humayun, and Muhammad Waseem developed the system as part of the Final Year Project uses robotic manipulators for path planning and re-configuring the path of robots in case of assembly changes.

Robots make repetitive tasks much easier but if the system requires any changes, modifying the patterns is a hard job and requires specialist services. It comprises of a robotic manipulator, a virtual reality headset, a machine vision system and a processing unit.

Project Supervisor, Ahsan Naeem says that the concept of telepresence is used to train the physical robots through a virtual robot.

“The intention is to interact with the robot in a virtual environment through a controller. The movement of the handheld controller is captured through motion capture system. The real physical robot will pursue the same path as of the virtual robot.”

Here’s the question arose what it does if the VR robot mimics the movements of the virtual robot in real time. The system is back-end programmed in such a way that anyone can program the robot to follow a specified path and perform the assigned tasks.

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HEC Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Srilankan students

The HEC has announced ‘Allama Iqbal Scholarships’ for 1000 Sri Lankan students to study in the preeminent higher educational institutions of Pakistan under the Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme.

HEC Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Srilankan studentsThe Allama Iqbal Scholarship is a golden platform for the international aspirants to chip in and pursue higher education in the eon of Science, technology and other mounting domains.

Scholarship offers full tuition fee of the programme for study in Pakistani universities, lodging allowance, study allowance, books allowance, and one-time return air-ticket.

The Allama Iqbal Scholarships were part of HEC’s internationalization initiative to promote international students to study in Pakistan. The programme aimed to prop up an effective swap over of knowledge and better understanding of cultures and traditions between both the countries.

The last date for submission of applications is May 15. To check the terms, conditions and eligibility criteria visit the link.

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Virtual university commemorated its 10th convocation

Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) commemorated its 10th convocation at Jinnah convention centre on April 25, 2019. A total of 1521 students were conferred degrees for the successful completion of various degree programs.

Virtual university commemorated its 10th convocationA total of 18 gold medals and 67 merit certificates were also awarded to outstanding graduates. Dr Najma Najm Ex Vice chancellor Karakoram University graced the occasion as chief guest.  

Addressing the ecstatic audience on this propitious occasion, Mr Naeem Tariq VU, welcomed the guests and copiously thanked respected parents for gracing the event with their presence.

Mr Naeem Tariq  highlighted the achievements of Virtual University, its leading role in delivering information and communication technology based education and contribution in the provision of quality education even to the remotest areas of the country.

He said VU is promoting research culture among its students. He further told that a fully equipped mobile laboratory for life sciences student is fully operational, which is providing lab facility across Pakistan.

He further added that Virtual University of Pakistan is training youth of Pakistan through DigiSkills training project that is designed to train one million people of the country. He said that this training program has impart digital skills among youth of Pakistan.

Congratulating the students, he advised them to use their knowledge and skills they had learnt at Virtual University to make an extraordinary difference. He further asked them to always remain committed with their profession, improving their skills and be lifelong learner.

Addressing the ceremony, chief guest Dr Najma Najm appreciated the Virtual University, its role for promotion of quality education across the country. She said VU is an institution of higher quality learning and research that has a considerable stature in society.

She expressed her deep appreciation for the efforts being made by VUP towards achieving academic excellence and promoting higher education at far flung areas of Pakistan. 

Dr Najma Najm, along with Rector Mr Naeem Tariq distributed medals and awards to the high achievers to celebrate dedication in their respective disciplines. An audience including proud parents, members of faculty, eminent personalities from academia, corporate and public sector attended the event.

 

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Seminar on Health & Sustainability held at AIOU, ISB

One day seminar on national “Health and Sustainability” organized by the Department of Environmental Design, Health and Nutritional Sciences at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad (AIOU) to promote awareness about proper nutrition and healthcare preventive measures.

Seminar on Health & Sustainability held at AIOU, ISB

Proficient experts in the field of public health safety talk about concerning on the Health and sustainability. The resource persons are Dr. Zaigham Abbas, Deputy Director (Chemical)/NPC NIP Project, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad,

Dr. Rezzan Khan of Shifa International hospital, Water resource specialist Engr. Abid Ali and Imtiaz Aslam of EDCONS institute of  business and technology chaired the symposium.

Dr.Zaigham Abbas highlighted the significance of the topic and underlined the need of promoting nutrition education at mass-scale level through media and other sources under the Prime Minister Clean Green Pakistan Movement by the ministry of Climate Change and received the shield during this public health symposium.

Dr. Syed Zafar Ilyas, Dean Sciences AIOU thanked the patricians for their valuable input during the seminar. He appreciate the consistent efforts, providing research-based academic input to the society in addressing socio-economic issues.

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Few Pakistani Universities at QS World University Rankings 2019

Global university ranking experts have released their latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, with only seven Pakistani universities in top 500 for engineering and technology discipline.

Few Pakistani Universities at QS World University Rankings 2019

The Pakistani Universities are; Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad the most reputed universities of Pakistan. QS Global World Ranking at 397, Research Output – Very High, Total Students- 919 with Academic Faculty Staff -163.

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad is one of the new generations of Pakistani Universities with a progressive and innovative outlook. QS Global World Rankin 417, Research Output – Very High, Total Students – 10,298, and Academic Faculty Staff -1,312.

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) positioned at QS Global World Ranking 551-560, Research Output-Very High, Total Students – 13,724 and Academic Faculty Staff – 401.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a leading Pakistani university with a strong track record of achievement and ambitious plans for the future. Global World Ranking positioned at 701-750, Research Output – High, Total Students – 4,365 and Academic Faculty Staff – 299.

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) is a young public university with a comprehensive focus. QS Global World Ranked at 751-800, Research Output – Very High, Total Students – 33,030 and Academic Faculty Staff – 2,902.

The University of Engineering and Technology (UET-Lahore) QS Global World Ranking in range of 801-1000, Research Output – High, Total Students – 12, 368 and Academic Faculty Staff – 819.

University of the Punjab (UOP) is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan positioned at QS Global World Ranking at 801-1000, Research Output- High, Total Students – 43,847 and Academic Faculty Staff about 1,406.

The QS rankings are one of the most established and well respected rankings of universities around the world and are key reference for students around the world to benchmark how various universities perform and compare in the global higher education arena.

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