IIT Hyderabad to set up drone development centre for India

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad has joined hands with Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, Terra Drone India to develop high speed drones. They have signed a pact and announced about a first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in India. According to the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the centre will be set up at IIT Hyderabad.

With its presence in six continents and more than 20 countries, Terra Drone Corporation is one of the world’s largest providers of industrial drone solutions. 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.

Terra Drone will support IIT Hyderabad to organise workshops, seminars, lectures and joint projects that leverage cutting-edge unmanned technologies and drone LiDAR systems. Terra Drone India would also offer internship programmes to talented students and prepare them for the real-world technology applications.