Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

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Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
Established October 1986
Director Sanjay Burman
Staff 300, including 150
Address DRDO Complex,
C.V. Raman Nagar,
Bangalore-560 093
Location Bangalore, Karnataka
Operating agency
Website CAIR Home Page
a hexapod robot from CAIR

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) is a laboratory of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO). Located in Bangalore, Karnataka, involved in the Research & Development of high quality Secure Communication, Command and Control, and Intelligent Systems. CAIR is the primary laboratory for R&D in different areas of Defence Information and Communication Technology (ICT).


CAIR was established in October 1986. Its research focus was initially in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and Control systems. In November 2000, R&D groups working in the areas of Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3I) systems, Communication and Networking, and communication secrecy in Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) were merged with CAIR.

CAIR, which was operating from different campuses across Bangalore has now moved to a new unified campus.


  • DRDO NETRA, software to intercept online communications.
  • SecOS, Secure Operating System

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