The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar partners with leading engineering research and development services company L&T Technology to work on areas like artificial intelligence (AI) and mechatronics.
According to the latest development, L&T Technology has started talks with IIT Gandhinagar to incubate and offer cutting-edge solutions in AI and Mechatronics. L&T Technology and IIT Gandhinagar leadership teams discussed plans to open new labs, develop collaborative projects, and engage students through internships.
Moreover, they also plan to conduct several workshops and seminars in Smart Manufacturing, Robotics, Biomechatronics, and ‘intelligent’ Products and Systems as a part of this partnership.
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CEO and Managing Director of L&T Technology, Amit Chadha, said, “The interdisciplinary nature of AI in Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics presents great opportunities for LTTS and our global clients in this fast-changing world. Our in-depth domain experience and multi-vertical expertise across the engineering value chain holds the key to building a scalable future.”
He also mentioned that he feels that the proposed industry-academic engagement with a best-in-class scientific institution like IIT-Gandhinagar will foster cutting-edge research and help to develop a digitally proficient workforce.
Aside from this collaboration, IIT Gandhinagar researchers have also developed a comprehensive framework for reducing damage to power transmission infrastructure in coastal areas during storms.
Officiating Director at IIT Gandhinagar, Prof Amit Prashant, said, “Considering the increasing scope and relevance of integration of AI, Mechatronics, and Robotics, we at IITGN have been advancing research in the field and contributing towards the development of an AI ecosystem.”
He further added that the initiation of talks with an organization like LTTS would be a step toward developing qualified individuals with knowledge and practical training, along with benefiting academia by providing opportunities to work on relevant technologies.