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Indo-Norwegian Collaboration in Intelligent Offshore Mechatronics Systems (INMOST)

Alternative title: India-Norge Samarbeid i Intelligente Offshore Mekatronikk Systemer (INMOST)

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

This project proposal, Indo-Norwegian Collaboration in Intelligent Offshore Mechatronics Systems (INMOST) establishes the long-term collaboration between highly reputed Indian universities which include National Institute of Technology Goa(NIT Goa), Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati (IIT Tirupati), Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad (IIT Palakkad) and Indian Institute of Technology, Indore (IIT Indore), Norwegian universities, University of Agder (UiA) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Norwegian Research Center (NORCE) in world-class research and education. This proposal considers broad areas of research in the fields of oil and gas industry, wind energy, robotics and automation by applying advanced control, robotics and vision, smart sensing, decentralized wireless communications, in-network processing and intelligence for wireless sensor and communication networks, machine and deep learning for data analytics, energy harvesting based smart electronic systems, cognitive control and adaptive learning in offshore mechatronics systems. The key objectives of the INMOST project are to: i). Strengthen collaborative network between industry and academia and develop models for technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship. ii). Increased value creation and enhanced innovation by using smart sensing, machine learning, advanced control techniques in offshore mechatronics systems. iii). Facilitate education and knowledge sharing through better mobility for students and researchers. iv). Create an arena for generation of research and innovation projects. v). Increased utilization of research and educational infrastructure both in Norway and India. vi). Integrate professionals from industries and academics through workshops, seminars, webinars and summer/winter schools.

This project proposal Indo-Norwegian collaboration in Intelligent Offshore Mechatronics Systems establishes the long-term collaboration between highly reputed Indian universities/institutes (National Institute of Technology Goa(NIT Goa), Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati (IIT Tirupati), Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad (IIT Palakkad) and Indian Institute of Technology, Indore (IIT Indore) and Norwegian universities/institutes University of Agder (UiA), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and NORCE Norwegian Research Center in world-class research and education. This proposal considers broad areas of research in offshore mechatronics which include offshore crane, marine vessel, drilling and well and wind turbines by applying robotics and vision, advanced control, smart sensing, mmWave sensor based system design, wireless communications, in-network processing and intelligence for wireless sensor and communication networks, machine and deep learning for data analytics, energy harvesting based smart electronic systems, smart networks and inference methods for timely detection and prediction, cognitive control and adaptive learning. The main focus of this collaboration proposal is to integrate these wide research areas with research based education, improve the quality of innovation for ongoing projects, involve students, integrate public and private enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), multi-national companies (MNCs). Through this proposal, researchers at UiA, NTNU, NORCE, NITGoa, IIT Tirupati, IIT Palakkad, and IIT Indore will benefit mutually in the education and research areas related to offshore mechatronics systems. The partnership will adapt teaching methods from the Indian partners to Norway and vice versa by the development of joint curriculum which benefits not only BSc/MSc/PhD students, but opens for continuing education for all partners in the proposal and others outside the consortium.

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