August 6, 2001
Carnegie Mellon will showcase a new colony of modular robots designed to map and explore uncharted areas to Lalit Mansingh, the Indian ambassador to the United States. The Millibots are designed for military rescue missions and space research. Pradeep Khosla, the head of Carnegie Mellon's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, also will discuss the many initiatives underway between India and Carnegie Mellon, including an agreement with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein bank to educate a handful of information technology professionals in India's Silicon Valley Bangalore. Other joint initiatives include a study of India's software industry by Ashish Arora, co-director of Carnegie Mellon's Software Industry Center and research into how technology enhances learning through a $12 million consortium with some of India's leading technical and management schools. More than 300 undergraduate students from India attend the university.