Wipro and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are jointly working on a driverless car project and building the country’s first home-grown metal 3D printing machine, said Azim Premji, founder-chairman of Wipro. Azim Premji turned nostalgic on Thursday at the Indian Institute of Science, where the company’s information technology business was born four decades ago.
Last month both the organizations have jointly set up the Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network (WIRIN), an industry-academia collaboration unit to conduct advanced applied research in autonomous systems, robotics, and 5G space.
“We have continued to recruit from your institution and do collaborative projects at the cutting edge of technology; for example, we are together doing a project on driverless cars and building India’s first indigenous metal 3D printing (additive manufacturing) machine,” said Premji at the IISc Convocation 2019.
“The institute constituted a committee to advise us on what computer we should make. This consulting project involved surveying the literature on computers being made all over the world. And, it was also a platform for technical discussions, conceptualization and design review between Wipro‘s R&D team and IISc. He added.
A group of senior professors and research staff from IISc and engineers, developers, architects and researchers from the autonomous systems, robotics and 5G domains at Wipro would constitute the team at WIRIN.