Research in key areas of cyber-physical systems | with partners from academia and industry | with real impact on society

We are an interdisciplinary research and academic centre within the Indian Institute of Science, focused on unearthing new knowledge in the science and engineering of cyber-physical systems.

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About Us

Our work focuses on research in cyber-physical systems with a real impact for society, science and industry.

Our History

The Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems (RBCCPS) was established as an Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Centre in 2011 in order to promote applied research in the areas of embedded cyber-physical systems. Research in this area encompasses sensor technology, microsystems, signal processing, communication, computation, control, and associated systems engineering.

Our Vision

We envision the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems to become a vibrant world-class centre which works at the forefront of collaborative research and teaching in the domain of complex interacting systems.


The Robert Bosch Centre draws upon the existing deep strengths within IISc to support interdisciplinary research projects in key verticals involving cyber-physical systems, while simultaneously developing key foundational strengths in important core areas.

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Awards for Members of RBCCPS

Suman Rao, Mony P, Thankachan P, Ponnusamy V, Waghmare A, Washington M, Thooya V, Chinnappa J, Pushpraj M, Raj T, Thomas T of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences and Ashish …

Study of India appropriate technology (IoT) solutions for Smart Cities

The Indian Government has launched many national-scale ICT initiatives in the last year. Irrespective of their final mandate, these programs are ultimately driving towards a coherent plan of infrastructure development, service delivery and information transparency for the advancement and empowerment of Indian citizens. ICT will be critical for the successful execution and long-term sustainability of these projects. Among other ICT technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide a seamless inter-connect between the physical entities with the cyber world with M2M communication and closed-loop control with/without human intervention. Hence, leapfrogging to adopt IoT as the ICT “technology of choice” will be the key to success.

Affordable and robust E.Coli biosensor development for rapid detection of faecal contamination in water

Globally, 1.8 billion people use drinking water sources contaminated with faeces, and this is a leading cause of diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. Fecal coliform bacteria indicate the presence of sewage contamination of a waterway and the possible presence of other pathogenic organisms. High fecal coliform counts in water indicates that it contains other possible pathogenic strains which can bring about diseases like Typhoid fever, hepatitis, gastroenteritis, dysentery and ear infections. As per WHO guidelines, no fecal coliform should be present in drinking water. Thus, early and rapid detection of fecal coliform bacteria in drinking water with high sensitivity and accuracy, by using an affordable and robust biosensor will help government bodies to take preventive and precautionary measures to avoid health hazards in a community.