JODHPUR: The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has sanctioned Rs 115-crore to IIT-Jodhpur to set up a technology and innovation hub on computer vision and augmented and virtual reality (CV and AR-VR).
Named as “iHub Drishti”, this hub is being incorporated as a company with initial seed funding from the DST under National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).
Jodhpur-IIT director Santanu Chaudhury said iHub Drishti would engage in application directed research and translation of research outcomes to products and processes in collaboration with academic and industrial partners from India and abroad.
It will support and nurture start-up ecosystems, operate upskilling and reskilling programs and intend to enable and drive appropriate technology interventions in the relevant areas by the state and central ministries. It will host teams of faculty members, research scholars, developers and scientists who will work towards achieving the targets of the hub.
The five verticals that iHub Drishti will be focusing include dependable computer vision for autonomous systems, bio and medical imaging for healthcare and ecological sustainability, intelligent multimedia platform for digital learning, computer vision and AR-VR for Industry 4.0 and AI-driven augmented and virtual reality applications.