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Wipro joins hand with IISc for research in emerging tech, 5G

A group of senior professors and research staff from IISc and engineers, developers, architects and researchers from the autonomous systems, robotics and 5G domains at Wipro will constitute the team at WIRIN, said the company in a press release.

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Aug 20, 2019, 08.32 PM IST
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Wipro said it has been investing in the area of autonomous systems and robotics for over eight years.
BENGALURU: Wipro has partnered with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), to carry out advanced applied research in autonomous systems, robotics and fifth generation (5G) telecom.

The company said that the two organizations have jointly set up Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network (WIRIN), a hybrid industry academia collaboration unit, aimed at driving idea discovery, research and innovation in technology and product design.

A group of senior professors and research staff from IISc and engineers, developers, architects and researchers from the autonomous systems, robotics and 5G domains at Wipro will constitute the team at WIRIN, said the company in a press release.

"They will focus on the research and development of cutting-edge technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Visual Computing, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Vehicle-to-everything communication (V2X). The insights from the research will be leveraged by Wipro for its customers and the industry ecosystem. The Institute will benefit from advancing its research goal and capacity building besides commercialization of research outcomes," said Wipro.

This is a significant step towards strengthening Wipro's position to be at the forefront of these transformative technologies, said Abidali Neemuchwala, chief executive officer and managing director, Wipro.

Wipro said it has been investing in the area of autonomous systems and robotics for over eight years.

“IISc believes collaboration between academia and the industry is a great way of solving challenging real-world problems. We are confident that the strong technology capabilities and capable talent from both organizations will come together to make notable strides in these domains,” Anurag Kumar, director of IISc Bangalore, was quoted saying.
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