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IISc signs an agreement with BEL for Technology Transfer

In a major move to homegrown research, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, (IISc) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) today signed an agreement on transferring a technology on Radio Frequency (RF) amplifiers based on Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology, developed at IISc. The signing ceremony took place at IISc where Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc and Dr. Ajit Kalghatghi, Director (R&D), BEL exchanged the agreement.

HUBOT- Bridging the gap between Human and Robot Interaction

A variety of robots are available today and each having their own, unique applications. However achieving an efficient means of communication with these robots is still problematic. It is difficult for a robot to accurately analyse and follow voice commands given by its master. During human-human interactions, multiple sounds are simultaneously processed by our brain and we still segregate the sound containing the information we want. This is not the case with robots; they are unable to differentiate various sounds in its environment. This is a major roadblock in human-robot interactions.

Scientists Design Highly Sensitive Force Sensor

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have proposed a new force sensor that can detect changes in forces as small as ten nano-Newtons. That’s one hundred millionth of a Newton, the unit of force! The proposed sensor uses a special crystal with specific resonation characteristics that can sense these tiny forces. Sensors that detect small forces are used in the fields of chemical sensing, bio sensing, temperature sensing, humidity sensing, pressure sensing, and stress sensing. An eight-member team from the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering and the Center for Nano Science and Engineering headed by Prof. T. Srinivas, is behind this innovation.

Securing messages against prying eyes

We’ve all had those occasional texts cautioning us against sending confidential e-mails since these may be opened before being delivered. It’s actually possible that your texts and private messages might be read before they’re passed on to the final destination! But Prof. Navin Kashyap and his Code Design and Analysis (CoDA) team at the Indian Institute of Science assure us that there’s nothing to worry about.

IISc and Texas Instruments sign a momentous agreement to boost talent development in electronics

April 5, 2016: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), today, announced that it has signed an agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) to develop talent in Analog and Mixed-Signal design in the country. The agreement also provides the students an opportunity to be a part of the technology giant on successfully completing an internship. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas in the US, TI is the world’s leading figure in the design and manufacture of Analog and Mixed-Signal chips.

Keeping your Data Safe – and Available!

Imagine a day when you open your favorite social-networking page and find that some cherished photographs have irrevocably vanished! Or you are looking for data to make a time-critical decision concerning an urgent flight reservation or an immediate stock purchase, only to be told that the data is ``temporarily unavailable’’! Feels nightmarish? It is possible of course! But, Professor Vijay Kumar and his Codes and Signal Design Lab at IISc, Bangalore, are working on ways to ensure that this never happens.

Spectrum sharing can be a win-win for operators and subscribers

By sharing resources, mobile phone service providers can reduce call drop rates and make higher profits, is the conclusion of a study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Science and the University of Pennsylvania, USA. The research, though conducted a few years ago, assumes importance now, because the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently allowed different service providers to share spectrum.

An Internet-of-Things network for IISc campus

Over the past few decades, scientists have sought to develop a system where machines can talk to other machines without any human interaction. In 1999, they finally conceptualized a system called the Internet-of-Things (IoT) – a network wherein objects are given unique identifiers (IP addresses) and are provided with a platform for the transfer of information. Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) seek to capitalize on this concept and have identified appropriate technologies for the employment of an IoT network in the campus.

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