Introduction

DRDO plans foray into artificial intelligence and robotics

S Christopher, DRDO Chairman
  • Client

    DRDO

  • Services

    To develop a set of robots for surveillance.

  • Technologies

    AI And Robotics

  • Dates

    14/04/2018

Description

CHENNAI: The DRDO is planning to foray into artificial intelligence and robotics, building a long range radar that can cover 1,000 km, developing self-protection suites for fighter aircraft and also on electro-optic surveillance systems for submarines.

 

DRDO Chairman S Christopher, flanked by top officials, told reporters that the organisation is making a foray into artificial intelligence and robotics to digitise the three services.

 

Subrata Rakshit, a scientist at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, said the DRDO is trying to develop a set of robots for surveillance. He said services need to come to a certain level of digitalisation. “We are developing these large applications software and putting in Artificial Intelligence technology. It is a gradual process. Robotics will be used in industry to do our designs,” Rakshit said.

 

Christopher said the DRDO has earmarked `18,000 crore as investment for the current fiscal and has allocated about 25 to 30 per cent for developing new projects. DRDO Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri G Satheesh Reddy said they were working on “anti-tank missiles”,which can be launched both from helicopters and ground.

 

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