The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), on Wednesday said its students have developed drones enabled with artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision for disaster relief as well as for surveillance.The innovation team is working with NDMA and Armed Forces to develop and deploy indigenous technologies for totally Indian solutions to Indian problems. According to IIT-M, a team from its Centre for Innovation (CFI) is building drones enabled with artificial intelligence and computer vision to develop an end-to-end solution for identifying accurate and critical information on people trapped in disaster-hit areas and communicate them to the relief task force.
The ‘Eye in the Sky’ Team recently won the finals of the Indian Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP 2.0) University Challenge held at IIT Bombay.
The team will receive Rs 10 lakh worth equity-less funding. The team has also received the ‘Microsoft AI For Earth’ grant given to only 390 projects globally.