MATLAB Expo 2017 In Bengaluru Showcases Cutting-Edge Technology

Jim Tung, MathWorks Fellow

MATLAB EXPO 2017, one of India’s premier events for India’s research and engineering communities was hosted in Bangalore yesterday by MathWorks India. The event had a interesting line-up of engaging presentations and workshops by MathWorks technical professionals and customers showcasing technical solutions that are changing industry as we know it. The event has come to be known in the last seven years as confluence for scientific solutions that change industry, this conference is ideal for engineers, scientists and researchers to get together and exchange notes about cutting-edge product capabilities in MATLAB and Simulink.

Matlab Expo 2017
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The notable speakers at this year’s conference were Kishore Rao, Managing Director of MathWorks India, Prashant Rao, Technical manager of MathWorks India and Jim Tung,  MathWorks Fellow amongst others like Team Indus who are looking to make a Lunar landing with their devices.

Jim Tung, MathWorks Fellow
Jim Tung, MathWorks Fellow speaking about “How To Build An Autonomous Anything”

Jim Tung, presented an engaging very interesting keynote on “How to Build an Autonomous Anything” where spoke at length about about how using MATLAB and Simulink, engineers and scientists are combining massive amount of data, computing power and diverse set of algorithms to build autonomous technology in products and services today. He was stressing on the key aspect of being able to crunch Big Data and effectively converting it into Actionable Small Data.

He said “The focus on Big Data and AI to bring Industrial, Medical and personal IoT solutions is now leading a sea change in the way we see and do things in our life. As a platform MathWorks is very happy to be an early mover in this space. We are actively working with Academics, Industry Leaders, Students and Research Professionals to help and partner at every stage in this process”

He added that while the sensors and networks play a very major role in the whole transition to IoT and autonomy, the key is to address issues like what happens when a connected vehicle that is autonomous goes out o coverage area. He also spoke about intelligent medical wearables for people suffering from lifelong conditions like diabetes helping them to lead a life of better quality. He also spoke about the need for sesnsor synergy when multiple sensors work in unison to discern one truth, like when an autonomous vehicle needs to break in slippery conditions, you need to be aware of the road, the tyres and the traffic including pedestrians all in real time. It was a very interesting talk. He then showcased agricultural, vehicular and medical solutions that their platform has been instrumental in bringing about.

The event also featured key industry players including Robert Bosch, Tata Motors, IFB, TAFE and Philips. There were interesting demos of autonomous machines that these firms hadd implemented using MathWorks products like MatLab and SimuLink. There was a self driving vehicle that used a smartphone’s sensors to find it’s way around and it was garnering a lot of eyeballs and questions. But Team Indus from Bangalore was the most exciting implementation where they are actually sending a Lunar Vehicle from India using these technology solutions.

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development.

MATLAB®, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink® is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. The company produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing. (See product map.)

MATLAB and Simulink are used throughout the automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, and industrial automation industries as fundamental tools for research and development. They are also used for modeling and simulation in increasingly technical fields, such as financial services and computational biology. MATLAB and Simulink enable the design and development of a wide range of advanced products, including automotive systems, aerospace flight control and avionics, telecommunications and other electronics equipment, industrial machinery, and medical devices. More than 5000 colleges and universities around the world use MATLAB and Simulink for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines.


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