The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on July 6 signed an agreement with the Hyderabad Indian Institute of Technology to create a research cell focused on scientific and applied research in advanced defense technologies at the institute. .
The research cell at IIT Hyderabad will be created as an extension of the DRDO Research and Innovation Center (RIC), Chennai. It will focus on technologies such as advanced material and processing, sensors for defense applications, hardware and algorithms for applications based on artificial intelligence, technologies for space applications, adaptive optics and image processing, and quantum technologies, the institute said.
Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairperson of DRDO, addressing the event, said: “This memorandum of understanding (MOU) aims to bring together the capabilities of DRDO and IIT Hyderabad, in order to achieve greater heights in indigenous technology to through collaborative research. This DRDO-IIT Hyderabad research cell will ensure the smooth execution of different projects between DRDO and IIT Hyderabad. ”
The research cell will facilitate targeted and applied research by involving professors and researchers at academic institutions, technology centers and other renowned institutes in the country through defined research programs based on their research capabilities, IIT Hyderabad said .
B.S. Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said: “This cell will support various research areas at IIT Hyderabad that can not only focus on fundamental science, but can also bring indigenous technologies and solutions through strong collaboration with DRDO scientists.” .