Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar and L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) have initiated discussions to work together to incubate and deliver cutting-edge solutions in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mechatronics.
In a meeting held on May 14, the leadership teams of LTTS and IIT Gandhinagar discussed plans to establish labs, develop collaborative projects, engage students via internships and other mechanisms, and organise workshops and seminars in Smart Manufacturing, Robotics, Bio-Mechatronics and ‘intelligent’ Products and Systems.
Amit Prashant, officiating director, IIT Gandhinagar, 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. In this respect, the initiation of discussions with an organisation like LTTS will be a step towards creating skilled talent with knowledge and practical training, and will benefit academia with the opportunity to work on relevant technologies.”
According to IIT Gandhinagar, this collaboration will propel cutting-edge research and advancements in AI and Mechatronics. LTTS has been focused on building AI solutions which can benefit a multitude of industries. With extensive experience in advanced mechanical engineering spanning multiple industries, LTTS facilitates complex designs and prototyping, product development, virtual and physical product validation, process digitization, and manufacturing process automation, among others. At the same time, IIT Gandhinagar, through its excellent faculty and research, is creating disruptive technologies in the areas of Mechatronics and Robotics for a variety of applications ranging from agricultural robotics to rehabilitation. It is also working on a number of exciting research projects through its advanced AI and Data Science lab.
Amit Chadha, CEO and managing director at L&T Technology Services 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. I believe this proposed industry-academia collaboration with a premiere scientific institution like IIT Gandhinagar will promote world-class research and will be instrumental in creating a digitally skilled workforce.”