The Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems (RBCCPS) was established as an interdisciplinary research and academic centre in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in 2011. The centre focuses on experimental and theoretical research to solve cutting edge problems in Robotics involving advanced machine learning techniques, Connected Autonomous Systems like drones and 5G-enabled autonomous vehicles, and Socio-Technical Systems like urban transportation systems and Smart Cities.
The centre is setting up a state-of-the-art Makery, a Drone Research Park and a 5G-V2X Testbed for connected autonomous vehicles research. It has established strong collaborations with many major companies like Bosch, Cisco, Intel, TCS, Tejas Networks, Microsoft Research, Yaskawa, etc. and engages with many startups. It also works closely with government bodies and participates in specific standardization activities.
The Centre is funded by a philanthropic grant by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, India and also receives targeted and project-oriented funding from other funding agencies.