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Foundation stone of TiHAN-IIT Hyderabad laid

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  • January 2, 2021
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Foundation stone of TiHAN-IIT Hyderabad laid

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Innovation; Sci & Tech

In news 

  • Union Minister of Education laid foundation stone of ‘TiHAN-IIT Hyderabad’. 
  • It is India’s first Test bed for Autonomous Navigation Systems (Terrestrial and Aerial).

Key takeaways 

  • The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has sanctioned Rs. 135 crores to IIT Hyderabad under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) to set up a Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation and Data Acquisition Systems (UAVs, RoVs, etc.).
  • The Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Remotely Operated Vehicles at IIT Hyderabad, known as ‘TiHAN Foundation’ has been incorporated as a Section-8 company by the institute in June 2020.
  • TiHAN Foundation is a multi-departmental initiative, including researchers from Electrical, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace, Civil, Mathematics, and Design at IIT Hyderabad with collaboration and support from reputed institutions and industry.
  • Special Features of this Facility include Test Tracks, Emulation of Real-World Scenarios, State of the Art Simulation Technologies, Road Infrastructure, V2X Communication, Drone Runways and many more.

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