IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Hyderabad and Terra Drone India have collaboratively announced that they have signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to establish a first-of-its kind Centre of Excellence for Unnamed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in India. The centre will officially be set up in the campus of IIT Hyderabad.
The initiative has been taken to speed up the development of drones in India. Dr UB Desai, Director of IIT Hyderabad stated, “We are creating a unique educational ecosystem that combines interactive learning with cutting-edge research, strong industry collaboration and entrepreneurship.”
He further added “We are excited about developing drone-based solutions for domains like 5G communication, agriculture, transportation, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).”
About Terra Drone Group
Terra Drone India Pvt.Ltd. deals with UAV (Unnamed Aerial Vehicle) Engineering, GIS (Geographic Information System) solutions, Videography and software development. It’s parent company Terra Drone Corporation based in Japan, is one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions with its presence in six continents and more than 20 countries.
The company is at the forefront of several innovations in the aviation industry, including promoting the application of AI technologies in drones and providing advisory services to the ongoing ‘flying car’ project in Japan.
“The UAV ecosystem in India is rapidly evolving and drones are set to become an integral part of future working environments in several industries,” said Prateek Srivastava, CEO, Terra Drone India.
Terra Drone will support IIT Hyderabad to organise workshops, seminars, lectures and joint projects that have leverage cutting-edge unnamed technologies and drone liDAR systems.
As per the reports of IANS Terra Drone India would also offer internship programmes to talented students and prepare them for the real-world technology applications.
IITH already has three very large projects with the leading Japanese Universities and industry in ICT for disaster management, multimodal transportation and data science for agriculture