The Higher Education Commission (HEC) confined the budget of Rs80 million for purchasing of apparatus and initiation of new employees in the Pakistan Institute of Robotic Science (PIRS).
The headquarters of the robotic centre was established in the NUST, while its attached five centers were working in universities including COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Punjab University, CIIT University Peshawar, NED University Karachi, and Lahore Engineering University.
Around 20 employees would be hired in the head quarters of the Robotic Centre. However, in addition 10 employees would also be hired in every fond centers established in the five universities.
The Robotic Programme initiated in the six universities, the research for development of agriculture sector was in advancement in NUST under Artificial Intelligence Programme.
Similarly, in the laboratory of Robotic Center of Punjab University, the research for the development of Transportation system was ongoing, aiming to envelop areas concerning infrastructure, command, control, monitoring and security.
COMSATS University has been tasked for development regarding health sector. CUI is also working to cover all areas of CT Scan, X-ray, including development in medical sector and the projects of advents through artificial intelligence.
HEC had demanded input from all universities across the country to initiate this Robotic Science Programme, out of which 19 universities had shown interest in the programme. However, on the basis of merit, research paper and products, only six universities were included in Robotic Programme.