March 2, 2021

Nokia to arrange robotics lab at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru



Nokia will arrange a robotics lab on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru for analysis on socially-relevant use instances based mostly on 5G and rising applied sciences, the corporate stated on Tuesday. Nokia Middle of Excellence (CoE) for networked robotics will promote interdisciplinary analysis involving robotics, superior communication applied sciences and synthetic intelligence (AI) to develop socially related use instances in areas like emergency administration, agriculture and industrial automation, a press release stated.

“Nokia has introduced a collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the nation’s main institute and college for analysis and better schooling in science and engineering, to ascertain the Nokia Centre of Excellence (CoE) for networked robotics,” it added. The centre will promote engagement and cooperation between academia, start-ups and trade ecosystem companions in analysis and growth of assorted use instances.

Among the use instances that the collaboration will discover are utilizing drones for distant administration of agricultural orchards to advertise water conservation and keep away from human contact with pesticide, and drones utilizing a 5G-enabled wide-area community to collect situational info, serving to first responders to save lots of lives by accessing the affected areas throughout catastrophe aid.

“The Nokia CoE, a state-of-the-art community robotics laboratory, will likely be obtainable to the IISc group and its ecosystem companions for superior analysis tasks involving designing next-generation networks and purposes of Synthetic Intelligence for fixing pertinent social issues,” it stated.

Nokia will share its experience in community improvements and leverage Nokia Bell Labs’ technical experience in robotic orchestration, robotic community controller and human-robot interplay to assist the analysis and growth of the end-to-end use case expertise options. IISc will have interaction its cross-disciplinary school and researchers, and supply its in-house experience in algorithms, drones and robotic methods.