In a global race to boost up the development and research of drones in India, Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, Terra Drone India and the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad recently made an official announcement that they have inked a deal to open 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 Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
“We are creating a unique educational ecosystem that combines interactive learning with cutting-edge research, strong industry collaboration and entrepreneurship,” said Dr UB Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad.
“We are excited about developing drone-based solutions for domains like 5G communication, agriculture, transportation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), said Desai.
Currently it has 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 leading and pioneer for several innovations in the aviation industry, including promoting the application of Artificial Intelligence technologies in drones and providing consulting services to the ongoing ‘flying car’ project in Japan.
“As the world’s fastest-growing major economy, the potential for commercial drone market in India is huge,” noted Toru Tokushige, CEO, Terra Drone Corporation.
Part of the Terra Drone Group, Terra Drone India offers a complete sales-service-support module for the drone ecosystem in India.
“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.
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Terra Drone will support IIT Hyderabad to organize workshops, seminars, lectures and joint projects that leverage cutting-edge unmanned technologies and drone LiDAR systems.
Terra Drone India would also provide internship programmes to talented students and prepare them for the real-world technology applications.