May 2023

An IoT Based AutoGrow Laboratory at IIITB


Are you tired of constantly checking on your plants or crops to ensure they are getting the right amount of water, light and nutrients? Well, say goodbye to that hassle and hello to the future of agriculture with an IoT-based autogrow system. An IoT-based autogrow system is a modern solution for growers of all types, whether you are a home gardener or a commercial farmer. It uses cutting-edge technology to automate the growth of plants or crops, making it easier to achieve optimal conditions for growth and increase yields.

An IoT-based autogrow system is a system that uses the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to automate the growth of plants or crops in an indoor or outdoor environment. The system typically includes sensors that monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, light, soil moisture, and nutrient levels and the system works by using a network of sensors that can detect changes in environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, light, soil moisture and nutrient levels. These sensors send data to a microcontroller or a computer which analyzes the data and controls various devices such as water pumps, heaters and grow lights to maintain the optimal conditions for the plant growth.

IIIT Bangalore along with the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) has created an IoT-based Data Sensing System for AutoGrow, an Autonomous Green House System for Precision Agriculture. The system which is called as ‘AutoGrow Laboratory’ has been housed on the terrace area of the IIITB.

IIHR has been providing the botonical support for the project, while IIITB is working on the IoT and AI/ML techniques that will enable the system to be deployed in biological systems. The team has successfully built a greenhouse in IIITB and is currently working on the three different configurations of the AutoGrow system.

As the project develops, the AutoGrow system can be deployed in the fields and has the potential to significantly improve crop yields, reduce waste, and ensure food security for future generations. The collaboration between IIITB and IIHR represents a significant advancement in interdisciplinary research and highlights the importance of technology and biology working together to tackle global challenges. This project aims to revolutionize the agricultural industry by creating a fully automated and self-regulating farming system.

On April 19, AutoGrow Laboratory was inaugurated by Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIITB in the presence of Dr. Ramesh Kestur, the projects’ Principal Investigator (PI), IIITB, Dr. Aswath C.R, Principal Scientist, IIHR, Prof. Chandrashekar Ramanathan, Dean (Academics), IIITB, Prof. Srinath Srinivasa, Dean (R&D)IIITB and Prof. Jyotsna Bapat, Dean (Faculty),IIITB.


The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore is a technical and research university in Bangalore, India. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry under a public-private partnership model.

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