Research and Development (R&D)
Introducing state-of-the-art technology and educational curriculum in academic institutions is pivotal for the social, cultural and economic development of nations. The ISTEC R&D initiative provides a vehicle for performing cutting edge research and development in a variety of disciplines. To achieve excellence, ISTEC, in collaboration with its partners, supports the transfer of technology to develop R&D labs to enhance interaction between industry and academia in order to foster innovation, creativity and collaboration. Therefore, this initiative improves the ability for the latest technology to be applied to the resolution of problems in a variety of areas and encourages the development of solutions that have regional and local social and economic impact.
NAO Robot from Aldebaran Robotics
NAO is a programmable, 58cm tall humanoid robot from Aldebaran Robotics.
ISTEC-XILINX Academic Training Centers
Through the Professional Development Series under the R&D Initiative, ISTEC has created Academic Training Centers in Latin America between 2010 and 2013. The training centers receive donations of Xilinx development boards with the purpose of creating or updating FPGA laboratories, and will work with ISTEC to build important training workshops for the use of this technology.