IIT Hyderabad’s Technology Innovation Hub establishes TiHAN chair in autonomous navigation

Professor Srikanth Saripalli, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University has been appointed as the occupant of the TiHAN Chair.

IIT Hyderabad’s Technology Innovation Hub establishes TiHAN chair in autonomous navigation IIT Hyderabad (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Apr 26, 2022 - 5:21 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation Foundation (TiHAN – IITH) has announced a Chair in the field of Autonomous Navigations at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad. Professor Srikanth Saripalli, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University) has been chosen as the first appointee of the TiHAN Chair in Autonomous Navigations for a period of 3 years starting from 2022 at IITH.

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Professor Saripalli is being offered the TiHAN Chair in honor of his significant contributions to the field of Autonomous vehicles (ground as well as aerial vehicles), Connected Autonomy, and Sensors and applications, said an official statement from the institute.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NMICPS), has sanctioned the Technology Innovation Hub in the technology vertical of Autonomous Navigation and Data Acquisition systems (UAVs, RoVs etc) to IIT Hyderabad.

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Conveying her wishes on occasion, Professor P Rajalakshmi, Project Director, TiHAN, said, “We strongly believe that Professor Srikanth Saripalli’s expertise in the area of UAV and UGV will enhance TiHAN- IITH capabilities as a strong player in the technology development for next-generation mobility solutions.”

Expressing his delight in the endowment, Professor B S Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “TiHAN is one of the unique Innovative initiatives of IITH, and since inception, it has taken many path-breaking initiatives to promote innovation and entrepreneurship on the campus in autonomous navigation. I am sure many more Chairs will get established at IITH soon to keep realizing our motto of Inventing and Innovating in Technology for Humanity.”


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