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C-DAC with IIT Kharagpur developing Robots for Agricultural Sector

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New Delhi :

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur are working together towards developing a multifunct robot for agricultural sector. It will be doing spraying pesticides in agricultural fields and other works. This initiative will help farmers and boost agricultural productivity. The robot, when fully developed, will be able to move around in a farm, take photographs of plants, diagnose any disease, select an appropriate pesticide from its tank and spray it on that particular plant, said Prof Dilip Kumar Pratihar of IIT-Kharagpur, which is one of the institutions working on the project.

The idea is to develop a ‘tracked mobile manipulator’ which will enable the robot to negotiate the rough terrain in the field. The machine will feature a camera that will take pictures and process the photographs to detect any disease in a plant, Pratihar told BusinessLine today.

Education Minister also tweeted for the same. He wrote, “The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing & @IITKgp are working together towards developing a robot for spraying pesticides in agricultural fields. This initiative will help our farmers and boost agricultural productivity. Good job!”

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Since Agricultural Sector is the spine of Indian economy and the most important sector of Indian Economy. Indian agriculture sector accounts for 18 per cent of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) and provides employment to 50% of the countries workforce. India has many areas to choose for business such as dairy, meat, poultry, fisheries and food grains etc. Since, the percent of agricultural indulgence in economy accounts for 18%, the farmers need to be equipped with better technologies to increase the productivity and quality of the agricultural products.

IIT Kottayam innovates Open Source Platform for Online Teaching

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New Delhi :

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kottayam has innovated an Open Source Platform for the teaching and learning process (OSOC-P). This open source platform facilitates Enrollment of student’s access from anywhere. It facilitates with proctored exams. It allows to conduct meetings and conferences and provides students with the virtual labs. The platform is capable of delivering online classes & conducts all virtual activities like online classes, content sharing, etc. for registered users.

Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank congratulated the students and innovators of IIT Kottayam for their new and an important innovation during corona pandemic when schools, colleges and other education institutions are closed.

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He tweeted, @IIITKottayam has innovated an #OpenSourcePlatform for the Teaching & Learning Process (OSOC-P). The platform is capable of delivering online classes & conducts all virtual activities like online classes, content sharing, etc. for registered users.
Great work team!”.

Since students can’t go to attend physical classes, online classes is the only alternative to make students continue their study. This Open Source Platform will definitely prove good in terms of online teaching and atudet and teachers will be able to connect easily for the online classes.

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