India’s 1st augmented reality institute be setup?

Q.  India’s first augmented reality institute will be setup in
- Published on 13 Jan 17

a. Nagpur
b. Mumbai
c. Varanasi
d. Mysuru

ANSWER: Varanasi
  • This institute will be established in a tie-up with Eon Reality.
  • The total cost will be around Rs. 130 crore with Eon contributing to 2/3rd of it.
  • India will have its first augmented reality education and training institute in Varanasi.
  • It will be a virtual manufacturing shop floor.
  • It will give students training on virtual versions of equipment which may not be affordable to the institutions.
  • The institution will be established by the central government in partnership with Eon Reality, an augmented reality company which is based in the US.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU) in Varanasi will join in the project, along with NSDC and Eon Reality.
  • Each trainee will be able to unpack the machine part by part and learn through virtual dissection.
  • Like a real machine, it will throw new problems to trainees and, depending on your problem-solving capacity, it will allow you to move further.
  • The institutions and the software deployed will be able to create virtual machines of many sectors - from car design to the assembly line of an automobile firm, from textiles to heavy engineering machines.
  • It can dissect aeroplane engines and show how 3D designing works.
  • It would be like apprentice learning on shop floor

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