New Delhi: IIT Roorkee has launched a state-of-the-art Centre for Drone Research on its campus, a press release said on Friday.
The initiative has got a seed funding of Rs 1.38 crore from its alumni. The centre was inaugurated at a virtual ceremony in which NITI Aayog member and former Director-General, DRDO, VK Saraswat was also present.
According to the release quoted by NDTV, the initiative is aimed at fostering cutting-edge research and innovation in the drone segment.
“The centre is envisaged to evolve as a unique facility at the national level wherein the 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,” the release said.