The institution will soon be building Unmanned aircrafts (UAVs) and drones by using state-of-the-art technology.
Adding another feather to its cap, IIT Kanpur is all set to advance the growth of the Indian Army with its technological expertise. The institution will soon be building Unmanned aircrafts (UAVs) and drones by using state-of-the-art technology, which will not only strengthen the surveillance system but will also ease any kind of rescue mission. For this venture, on Monday evening, an e-MoU with Bangalore-based Dynamatic Technology Limited has been signed.
Director of IIT, Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Dean Research and Development Prof. AR Harish and Aerospace Engineering Prof.
Dr. Udayant Malhoutra, MD & CEO of Dynamatic Technologies and Global COO Arvind Mishra, were present during the agreement. Prof Abhishek mentioned that IIT Kanpur has made many UAVs and drones.
This UAV can fly like a helicopter. The department is also working on a flying taxi, which is unmanned. Its pilot testing has been done at the institute itself and quadcopters (extremely small drones) have also been developed by IIT-K.
The features of these machines would include dodging enemies at the time of surveillance, extremely low noise, flying in the air for more than an hour, delivering relief material of 20 to 40 kg, taking accurate photos and videos of sensitive areas, amidst others. Additional highlights are- the machines will be able to fly at altitudes up to 20 thousand feet and its fuel, petrol and battery, will remain powered.