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IIT Madras, ISRO sign MoU to build AR astronaut training module

Feb 2023 | No Comment

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is going to develop training module for Indian Spaceflight Program using Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality (AR / VR / MR).

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) would utilize the advanced technologies created at the newly-established eXperiential Technology Innovation Centre (XTIC) at IIT Madras to promote Research and Development (R&D) in the domain of Extended Reality.

A MoU towards was signed recently between ISRO and IIT Madras for collaboration on the application of Extended Reality (XR) and other technologies in Indian Human Spaceflight Program.

The XTIC will not only develop XR technologies for human spaceflight program but will also impart training to concerned HSFC engineers on this technology and help in establishing a XR/VR laboratory at HSFC.

The XTIC has established ‘CAVE,’ a consortium of start-ups and Industries in the field of XR and Haptics in India. The ecosystem led by XTIC will be utilised for several applications ranging from Outreach and education of the Human Spaceflight Programme to Digital Twins.

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