Till now we have seen multiple ‘kinds’ of Drones in the industry, or rather saying ‘kinds’, we must say multiple ‘ways’. Reason has been if you analyze closely every drone are somewhat similar. Makers just change the parameters of the drones for a specific use. But the drone that I about to mention is different, Yes! read further to know.
Developed in IIT Kharagpur (India), this drone is called BHIM. Specifically designed for emergency situations like rescue operations in distant and hard to access areas.
BHIM is capable of maintaining long flight times, having 7 hours of battery backup and can drop emergency supplies like food and others via parachutes.
Perhaps the biggest differential is BHIM is that it can create 1 km radius of Wi-Fi Zone, which can help security officials and public during disasters or war zone. The drone is automated as well, that means it uses drone’s actual vision-based guidance with built-in intelligence which identifies a crowded and non-crowded area to land safely.Also it can can conduct integrity checks for boundary walls and find out breaches if any.
With all this, BHIM is still expected to cost one-fourth of the average surveillance drones, that’s great!
The drone was shown to Defence Analysis and Growth Organization when they visited IIT Kharagpur, and it was much appreciated.
According to Sudip Mishra, a faculty member of the computer science and engineering department, IIT Kharagpur, “Such advanced built-in intelligence is not available in drones now. The design is completely in-house. The controlling and guiding algorithms of the drone have been developed in our lab.” Mishra led the research along with another faculty member, N S Raghuvanshi, and research scholars Arijit Roy and Anandarup Mukherjee.