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Press Trust of India|May 27, 2023
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) will develop an ‘Extended Reality’ (XR) Centre at Management Training Institute (MTI), a unit of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) located at Ranchi. The centre will exhibit the latest Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR) and Haptic Technologies.
The IIT Madras and SAIL collaborated to develop the application of Extended Reality (XR) and other technologies in Steel manufacturing. The institute will be the knowledge partner in the design, development and deployment of short-term and long-term new age training and lab for training purposes.
As per the official release, SAIL will utilise the advanced technologies created at the newly-established eXperiential Technology Innovation Centre (XTIC) at IIT Madras to promote Research and Development (R and D) in the domain of extended reality.
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Elaborating on the key aspects of this collaboration, Professor M Manivannan, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras, and Principle Investigator, XTIC-IIT Madras, said: “XR Technologies has the potential to add value in many aspects of steel making, and probably the entire lifecycle of steel.”
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Looking forward to this collaboration, Sanjeev Kumar, Executive Director (HRD), SAIL-MTI, Ranchi, said: “SAIL is proud to handshake with IIT Madras for effective use of various advanced technologies for design and development of innovative Training programs, for the training using new age technologies of Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Extended Reality, Drones, 3-D printing, Robotics and Haptics.”
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