NewSpace in Collaboration with CAIR-DRDO Develops Autonomous UAV for SAR Operations in Enclosed Environment

Defence Industry

Bengaluru: NewSpace Research and Technologies Pvt. Ltd., in collaboration with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), DRDO, Bangalore, has successfully developed an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under the Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme.

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The project, titled “Autonomous Drone as First Responder for Search and Report Operations in Enclosed/Indoor Environments,” has resulted in the creation of a cutting-edge UAV capable of autonomously exploring indoor environments under various conditions, including zero light. The success of the project opens avenues for various applications including search and rescue operations, surveillance, industrial inspections, environment monitoring as well as hazardous environment exploration, contributing significantly to technological advancements in unmanned aerial systems.

“Our collaboration with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Bangalore, has been instrumental in achieving this milestone, and we look forward to exploring further applications of this technology.” said M

Sameer Joshi, CEO of NewSpace Research and Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Congratulating the organisation as well as the industry on this achievement, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat stated that the development of autonomous drone

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technologies under TDF project is a successful endeavour of the DRDO for promoting the industry to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.