IIT Madras to set up joint research cell with Japanese firms

IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, This collaboration will help our students to intern with the partner firms in Japan.

Chennai: IIT Madras has entered into the memorandum of understanding with leading Japanese firms including alfaTKG and Okabe manufacturing to collaborate in core areas of manufacturing and to establish a joint research cell.

IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi, alfaTKG CEO Toshio Takagi, Okabe CEO Hiroaki Okabe signed the MoU.

The MoU will pave way for the cooperation between IIT Madras and the two firms on research, sponsorship programmes, exchange of employees and using the facilities of the manufacturing firms.

IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said, “This collaboration will help our students to intern with the partner firms in Japan.”

This agreement will help India to foray into the paperless manufacturing, which is revolutionizing the manufacturing sector across the globe.

“Manufacturing technology using paper is inefficient, creates errors and problems, and doesn’t allow for the advanced analytics and real-time visibility and control a modern shop floor needs. All processes are automatically tracked in the system,” a release from IIT Madras said.

As part of the initiative alfaTKG company limited, a pioneer in providing internet of things IoT-based solutions in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be introducing ‘Genius Artificial Intelligence Assistance’ (GAIA) for efficient manufacturing, machinery utility and health monitoring.

Professor N. Ramesh Babu, head, Department of Mechanical Engineering said, “This will also enable many students and faculty members to interact with Japanese industries in smart manufacturing.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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