IIT Roorkee, AGROB, Garuda Aerospace collaborate to provide drone training across India

IIT Roorkee will focus on application-based solutions like AI based monitoring. AGROB and Garuda will provide real-time implementations.

IIT Roorkee, AGROB, Garuda Aerospace collaborate to provide drone training across India IIT Roorkee (Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | May 19, 2022 - 5:24 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT) Roorkee has collaborated with Garuda Aerospace, a drone registered with Start-Up, Chennai; and AGROB, an agri-ecosystem registered under Start-Up India and MSME, Gurgaon to jointly address the growing demand for indigenous Drone Pilots in the rapidly developing Indian Drone Ecosystem.

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IIT Roorkee will promote interaction between the parties in mutually beneficial areas of upcoming drone technologies in the principal technical and research areas of software, robotics, digital solutions, drone pilot training, demos, other related areas in artificial-intelligence (AI)- based solutions and initiate joint (pilot) projects. It will be providing AI based monitoring. AGROB and Garuda will be providing the real time implementations.

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Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, highlighted, "This partnership will facilitate collaborative development of Make in India Drones by providing innovative solutions. IIT Roorkee will focus on application-based solutions like AI based monitoring, and will be involved in providing customized solutions for drones. Students will be involved in the development of hardware and DRONE flying strategies.”

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Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace, said,"The association is a step towards realizing the company's target of manufacturing 1 lakh Make in India Drones by the end of 2023. This partnership will usher a new era in imparting quality skill training in the field of Automation, AI, ML and Drones for millions of Indian Youth."

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Harsh Upadhyay, Founder and CEO, AGROB, said, "This tripartite collaboration is to leverage IIT Roorkee's research and AI Technology as AgriTech aggregator for Make in India Drones bringing a Drone Age revolution for the next generation. This strategic partnership will create awareness among farmers for use of Drones and its benefits, generating job opportunities. This will enable us to take Make in India UAV drones global and compete with leading companies."


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