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Samsung set up AR-VR Innovation Lab, partnership with IIT Jodhpur

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Gurugram: Samsung India today launched the Samsung AR-VR Innovation Lab at IIT-Jodhpur. Thus, the total number of such laboratories to be opened under the Samsung Digital Academy initiative has increased to 7, which has strengthened its commitment to the Government’s Skill India mission and also encouraged the Digital India initiative. The Samsung AR-VR Innovation Lab at IIT-Jodhpur will train students on new technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR / VR), which will help them to teach industry-related skills and prepare them for employment. .

Lab started as CSR activity
Samsung Digital Academy is a corporate social initiative of Samsung, which aims to bridge the digital inequality and efficiency gap in the country by making students skilled in cutting-edge technology. Samsung Engineers will conduct courses in the laboratory in collaboration with various teachers of IIT-Jodhpur and B.T., Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT-Jodhpur. Tech, M.Tech and PhD students will be offered these. A batch of 30–35 undergraduate students will be trained every year and a portion of this lab will be used by research students to carry out their experiments.

Also read: Realme launches its new smartphone Realme 7 5G, know its featuresShri Ajay Prakash Sahni, Secretary, Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Dr. Mugdha Sinha, Secretary, Art, Literature, Culture and Archeology and Director General of Jawahar Arts Center, Rajasthan inaugurated Samsung AR-VR Innovation Lab at IIT-Jodhpur through virtual medium. did. Ajay Prakash Sahni, Secretary in Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, said, ‘I appreciate Samsung’s initiative. Such partnerships will facilitate the creation of an industry-ready workforce and innovation in the areas of electronics and IT industry in the country.

Managing Director of Samsung Research and Development Institute, Delhi, Diokho Kim said, ‘Samsung R&D Institute India, Delhi has been India’s premier engineering institute for many years to increase partnerships for joint research, research and promotion of advanced and emerging technologies. Is working closely with. The new Samsung Innovation Lab at IIT-Jodhpur will have expertise in AR / VR and will help students to work on this particular innovation. We are committed to working in the field of development of new generation technology and participation in the development of advanced research areas through the network of Samsung Innovation Labs under the Samsung Digital Academy program.

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Peter Rie, Corporate Vice President of Samsung India said, ‘Our objective as Samsung is to develop a culture of innovation among the students and help in building a strong infrastructure in the country’s top academic institutions. As part of our civic initiatives, we launched the first Samsung Innovation Lab in 2017 and since then we have started many labs where students’ skills on new generation technologies such as IoT and pervasive computing have been improved. is. These laboratories have also been used for research by students and teachers of IITs in partnership with Samsung Engineers. We are confident that the Samsung Innovation Lab will help students strengthen the digital technology market and develop their talent.

Director Prof. IIT Jodhpur Shantanu Chaudhary said, ‘This lab will provide an opportunity to the students to get acquainted with various aspects of AR and VR technologies. AR and VR are finding applications in various fields like education, industrial design, robotics, infrastructure management and medicine, so students of various programs of the institute including medical technology can take advantage of this facility.

Emphasis on tele precision and brain machine interfaces
The syllabus of Samsung AR-VR Innovation Lab based at IIT-Jodhpur will include Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality with special emphasis on touch, haptics, taste, smell, robotic interfaces, tele precision and brain machine interfaces. This course will be conducted in class for lectures, assignments and laboratory sessions, self-study and small projects for a period of more than 14 weeks. Extensive learning and necessary documents etc. will be made available to students to facilitate practical practice.

Samsung has done construction of six labs before this
Samsung has so far established six Samsung Innovation Labs at IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Roorkee and IIT Guwahati under its Samsung Digital Academy program, in 2017 at IIT-Delhi. The first laboratory was established. So far, more than 800 IIT students have been trained in these laboratories. Many other Samsung Innovation Labs will be set up in the near future. At present, the emphasis is on laboratories like activities like partnering research with Samsung and conducting courses / training offered by Samsung.

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