Introduction

Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA) is a leading, global and non-profit organization that is setting the standard for robotics and automation by helping over 35,000 worldwide members and other professionals to solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. It aims to promote robotics, automations and other new technologies skills development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for profit vocational institutions. AICRA provides technical support systems to institutions such as quality assurance, Information systems and train the trainer (TTT) academies either directly or through partnerships. To strengthen supplementary skill development, AICRA focuses on fostering private sector led efforts that include both non-profit and for-profit initiatives with the goal of building models that are scalable.

The executive board of AICRA is the senior governing body that's composed of the President, President - elect Secretary, Vice President, Treasurer, 8 members with geographic, technical, and operational experience, the Parliamentarian (non-voting), and up to 5 at-large, competency-based members.The Executive Board works closely with the AICRA staff, made up of dozens of seasoned experts in areas like non-profit management, finance, event planning, marketing, training, publishing and more.

Vision

AICRA was set up to promote, setting up standards for advance robotics & automation industry as well as developing skill set of latest technologies as part of skill development mission to fulfill the growing need in India for skilled manpower across sectors and narrow the existing gap between the demand and supply of technical skills. The Union Finance Minister announced in his Budget Speech (2008-09): "...There is a compelling need to launch a world-class skill development programme in a mission mode that will address the challenge of imparting the skills required by a growing economy. Both the structure and the leadership of the mission must be such that the programme can be scaled up quickly to cover the whole country.

Mission

  • Upgrade Robotics & Automation skills to international standards through significant industry involvement and develop necessary frameworks for standards, curriculum and quality assurance
  • Enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives for skill development through appropriate engagement models; strive for significant operational and financial involvement from the private sector
  • Play the role of a "market-maker" by bringing financing, particularly in sectors where market mechanisms are ineffective or missing.
  • Prioritize initiatives that can have a multiplier or catalytic effect as opposed to one-off impact.