Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad, and GROUND Inc., the Japanese leader in the field of LogiTech® have signed a joint research agreement.
The focus of the research would be on the application of AI Semiconductor Field Programmable Gate Arrays in the field of logistics. FPGAs are an integrated circuit whose circuits can be re-written after manufacturing.
MEC and GROUND will undertake research with the aim of accelerating the development of the Dynamic Allocation System®” (DyAS®), the AI logistics software that GROUND is currently developing in-house.
With electronic commerce (e-Com) developing into social infrastructure, the volume of transactions has increased, while the diversification of consumer purchasing experiences has also accelerated due to the concurrence of brick-and-mortar and e-Com stores.
“We are delighted that we have the opportunity to work with Mahindra Ecole Centrale on joint research into speeding up the processing of combination optimization using FPGAs. This joint research is an endeavor of profound significance to apply FPGAs, whose practical utilization is still in its infancy, for the fields of logistics and distribution,”.said Takatsugu Kobayashi, General Manager/Chief Digital Officer/Head of Global Innovation, GROUND Inc.
“At MEC, research is an integral part of our very being. We are happy to partner GROUND in the joint development of a niche technology that will be of value to the company along its line of business in logistics and distribution,” said Dr Arya K Bhattacharya, Dean Research, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.