The center will develop technology for underwater exploration and provide doctoral, post-doctoral and faculty fellowships.
The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has launched the Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems (CICPS) Center for the Development of Indigenous Technology. The center aims to develop at least five technologies a year. These technologies will be developed domestically and will create direct and indirect employment opportunities.
As many as 13 Ph.D. Students and 18 M.A. Tech students have already joined CICPS and will be working exclusively on underwater search technology. TIH – IIT Guwahati will finance the center for the first five years, after which the center wants to become self-sufficient.
The Center for Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems (CICPS) will have six main components:
- Technology development,
- Center of Excellence,
- Human resource development,
- Technology Business Incubation,
- M Tech Program in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
CICPS’s Human Resource Development and Skills Development Program will provide fellowships for doctoral, post-doctoral, and faculty. It will provide a platform for conducting basic and advanced skills development workshops.
Robotics and artificial intelligence are a major enabler for Industry 4.0. It is a mixture of almost all engineering disciplines and sciences. The new Masters program introduced at CICPS is designed to address advanced engineering issues and help meet the growing needs of the industry.
Graduates will be able to use scientific methods to solve complex problems in both research and practice, especially for industrial automation, to significantly improve productivity. Involved technological developments will lead to the establishment of training schools related to manufacturing and robotics.