Automation and sensor technology division is a new division inaugurated during 23rd RAC meeting, March 2021. The division aims at addressing the thrust areas such as Automation & Sensor enabling of machines already developed; Adaptation of technologies for indigenization; Automated controls for storage and animal housing; Robotics, IOT & block chains; and Sensing for food quality and safety. The mandate for the division has been identified as:
Automation of post-harvest unit operations for better control, higher efficiency and viable economics
Development of devices and protocols for sensor based quality assessment and ensuring food safety.