This is an incredibly exciting time to lead the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering (RME) of the University of Dhaka (DU), which has made exceptional progress as a champion and organizing voice for robotics innovation since its launch just a couple of years ago. My focus, as a Chair of RME, will be firmly on supporting, stimulating, growing and promoting RME academic and research excellence in Bangladesh (BD) – working with all the faculty members to form a powerful research and innovation strategy.
Over the last few years, I believe the RME-DU Network has successfully strengthened the research landscape and interdisciplinary community of DU by facilitating research and education programs across the BD. It has also significantly raised the prospects of Industry 4.0 automation nationally through collaboration, strengthened the interaction between the research community and end-users, enhanced the linkages of Govt. and non-Govt. organizations provided coordinated investment to state-of-the-art capital facilities and exerted significant influence on the future direction and national policies of Bangladesh.
RME aims to continue stimulating collaboration and innovation to ensure that the BD’s world-class fundamental and applied robotics research continues to flourish. On behalf of myself and the other faculty members, we look forward to working with you and leveraging the existing national and international collaboration to accelerate the future development of Bangladesh.