An Internet of Things (IoT) Laboratory is setup in the Centre under collaboration with the alpha TKG group, Japan. The IoT Lab was inaugurated on 5th October, 2016 by Dr. K. Paneer Selvam, Joint Registrar, IISc and Mr. Toshio Takagi, CEO, alfaTKG, Japan. The main thrust of the lab would be on development of sensor, communication and other technologies to help in monitoring, management and control of water systems at various spatial and time scales. The first project under in this initiative is the “IoT applications on water at IoT Laboratory“
Dr. K. Paneer Selvam, Joint Registrar, IISc and Mr. Toshio Takagi, CEO, alfaTKG, Japan inaugurating the laboratory (Center)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to transform the agriculture industry by enabling farmers to contend with the enormous challenges faced by them. The farmers in India must overcome increasing water shortages, limited availability of land, difficult to manage operational costs, while meeting the increasing consumption needs of our country .
The IoT laboratory at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Water research will focus on new research areas for addressing these issues and increasing the quality, quantity, sustainability and cost effectiveness of agricultural production. The primary focus of this research work is to effectively utilize IoT enabled technologies to remotely monitor and measure soil moisture, crop growth and livestock feed levels along with the performance of harvesters and optimization of irrigation equipment. The researchers will actively utilize artificial intelligence based analytics to quickly analyze operational data combined with 3rd party information, such as weather services, Electricity services & storage position in reservoirs to provide new insights and improve decision making for farmers.
A group photo taken at the end of the day.