IIT Roorkee opens new drone research centre
ROORKEE [Maha Media]: IIT-Roorkee has opened a state-of-the-art Centre for Drone Research on its campus, according to a press release on Friday. The initiative has secured a seed funding of ?1.38 crore from its alumni. It was inaugurated at a virtual ceremony in the presence of NITI Aayog member and former Director-General, DRDO V K Saraswat.
The objective of the initiative is to foster cutting-edge research and innovation in the drone segment, the release stated. The centre is envisaged to evolve as a unique facility at the national level wherein a state of the art and frontier research would be conducted on several aspects of drone technology, including drone development, drone applications and anti-drone technology, it said.