NEW DELHI: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), showcased the projects implemented by the alliance’s unique IIoT testbed, which was launched three years ago as a part of LTI’s CSR focus to support education of students from marginalized backgrounds.
The state-of-the-art lab established at VJTI Mumbai focuses on technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, deep learning, cyber security to solve for society.
For example, an industry 4.0 test-bed for effluent treatment plant (ETP) with acid dosing process fully integrated with industrial IoT panel comprising of PLCs and DCS
Another IoT project developed on LoRa WAN deals with timely maintenance of geo-tagged bins across facilities by indicating when they are nearly filled and need to be cleared.
A Blind Navigation project helps visually challenged people move around without assistance.
With the setting up of the IIoT lab, the LTI-VJTI tie-up aims to enhance awareness and generate interest in putting into use advanced and emerging technologies for solving social problems. This initiative supports deserving meritorious students from financially weak backgrounds.
This lab comprises a future-ready testbed with new-age devices and simulators. It uses multiple standard IoT platforms for immediate use cases involving smart cities and energy sector
Dr Faruk Kazi, Dean of Research & Development, VJTI said, “The IoT lab has provided a platform for students to explore their potential and learn new skills to solve problems faced by society. It is one of the more successful academia-industry partnerships in our country. This model has the potential to be replicated to other institutes to bridge the gap between the aspirations of researchers and industry needs.”