Project Title: Establishment of National Center of Robotics and Automation, Human-centered robotics lab, UCP

The goal of this lab is to make modern assistive devices, such as exoskeletons, accessible to disabled people living in countries with severe financial constraints like Pakistan. A major focus area is walking disabilities which affect around 1 million people in Pakistan. Several exoskeleton prototypes have been developed and tested for polio and spinal cord injuries patients.

Faculty Member:

Dr. Zohaib Aftab
(Assistant Professor)
Faculty:
Faculty of Engineering
Funding Agency:
HEC
Period:
2018-2021
Total Amount in PKRs:
PKRs: 18.87 Million
Status:
In-process

Web link: www.ncra.org.pk
Research Group: N/A
Research Lab: Bio Mechatronics lab, UCP Lahore

Project Title: Towards Affordable Leg Exoskeleton for Polio Patients

Therapeutic procedures designed for the rehabilitation of polio patients involve the use of orthotic devices. In Pakistan, several hospitals and rehabilitation centers are providing these services in the country. However, the devices provided are fairly low-tech, rigid, and non-powered. Natural walking is not possible with these devices leading to their abandonment after a while. The goal of this project was to engineer devices aimed at improving walking function in such patients. The project resulted in the design of a novel knee-joint for knee-ankle-foot orthoses which has since been tested in a partner hospital

Faculty Member:

Dr. Zohaib Aftab
(Assistant Professor)
Faculty:
Faculty of Engineering
Funding Agency:
HEC
Period:
2017-2019
Total Amount in PKRs:
PKRs: 1.2 Million
Status:
Completed
Web link: N/A
Research Group: N/A
Research Lab: Bio Mechatronics lab, UCP Lahore

Project Title: Intelligence and Autonomy Extension for Low Cost Freshwater Inspection Vehicles
Faculty Member:
Dr. Syed Atif Mehdi
(Assistant Professor)
Faculty:
Faculty of Information Technology
Funding Agency:
DAAD, Germany
Period:
2019-2021
Total Amount in PKRs:
Euros: 40,000/- per year
6.879 Million
Status:
In-process
Research Group: N/A
Research Lab: Center of Robotics, UCP Lahore

Project Title: Forest Monitoring and Change Detection using Remote Sensing Data
Faculty Member:
Dr. Syed Atif Mehdi
(Assistant Professor)
Faculty:
Faculty of Information Technology
Funding Agency:
DAAD, Germany
Period:
2018-2020
Total Amount in PKRs:
Euros: 40,000/- per year
PKRs: 6.879 Million
Status:
In-process
Research Group: N/A
Research Lab: Center of Robotics, UCP Lahore

Project Title: Detection of Fungus in Fields using Autonomous Robots
Faculty Member:
Dr. Syed Atif Mehdi
(Assistant Professor)
Faculty:
Faculty of Information Technology
Funding Agency:
DAAD, Germany
Period:
2017-2019
Total Amount in PKRs:
Euros: 40,000/- per year
PKRs: 6.879 Million
Status:
In-process
Research Group: N/A
Research Lab: Center of Robotics, UCP Lahore

Project Title:Optimization, Validation and Multiplexing of 11CHRX MiniSTRs in Pakistan Population
Faculty Member:
Dr. Mushtaq A. Saleem
(Ex. Dean)
Faculty:
Faculty of Life Sciences
Funding Agency:
Pakistan Science Foundation
Period:
2018-2019
Total Amount in PKRs:
RKRs: 2.11 Million for two years
Status:
Completed
Research Group: N/A
Research Lab: N/A

Project Title: NGIRI-Ignite Final Year Projects Funding

For the promotion of creativity and innovation in ICT-related projects, UCP has participated in the NGIRI funding cycle of the year 2020, where UCP has secured the financial assistance of 15 final year projects (FYPs) to develop the working models/prototype of these projects. Remarkably, UCP has won the highest number of projects at the Punjab level when compared with Private Universities/Institutes, while it stands at 3rd position when compared with both Public & Private Universities/Institutes of Punjab. The table shown below indicates the approved funding amount of the projects and details of the focal person.

Faculty Member:
Dr. Ali Faisal Murtaza
(Director Research)
Faculty:
Faculty of Engineering
Funding Agency:
Ignite – National Technology Fund
Period:
2020
[15 Projects]
2019
[5 Projects]
Total Amount in PKRs:
PKRs: 1.289 Million
Status:
Completed
Research Group: N/A
Research Lab: N/A

Project Title: ASIA-CONNECT Project “ICT Research and Development for Rural/Remote Areas of Pakistan”

Many rural areas, hospitals, schools, colleges and village towns are without communication and internet facilities. This is one of the major causes of backwardness and poor social/economic conditions of rural community. The proposed solution consists of the design and development of a wireless system that could be deployed off the grid at the locations without power or network infrastructure. A wireless back-haul mechanism will be developed based on multi-hop techniques and long distance WiFi terminals to connect the rural community with the internet coverage and to connect Open BTS base stations to the outside world.

Faculty Member:
Dr. Muhammad Majid Gulzar
(Associate Professor)
Faculty:
Faculty of Engineering
Funding Agency:
TEIN
Period:
2020
Euros: 50,000/-
Total Amount in PKRs:
PKRs: 8.37 Million
Status:
In-process
Research Group: N/A
Research Lab: N/A