STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Every Home Will Have a Drone Soon: Indian-origin Scientist

The current craze of grabbing the latest mobile phone may soon be replaced by a desire to own a drone, according to Indian-origin scientist Parimal Kopadekar from NASA.

Published: 03rd August 2015 02:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2015 02:28 PM   |  A+A-

WASHINGTON: The current craze of grabbing the latest mobile phone may soon be replaced by a desire to own a drone, according to Indian-origin scientist Parimal Kopadekar from NASA.

In five to 10 years from now, every home may have a drone, Kopadekar said at a conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management hosted by Nasa and the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International last week.

"I see a time when every home will have a drone,” Kopadekar, manager of Nasa's Safe Autonomous System Operations Project at Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, was quoted as saying by USA Today.

You are going to use a drone to do rooftop inspections. You are going to be able to send a drone to Home Depot to get a screw driver," he noted.

He said that "this is in five or 10 years”.

Scientists conceive new beneficial applications for these aircraft, including goods delivery, infrastructure inspection, search and rescue, and agricultural monitoring.

The sky could become increasingly crowded as personal and commercial uses of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones, become more popular,” Kopardekar pointed out.

In collaboration with companies like Google, Amazon, Lochheed Martin, Raytheon, Airware, DroneDeploy, Matternet, Cisco and Verizon, NASA is working towards an air traffic control system for small, low-altitude drones.

"We have 125 collaborators and it is growing," Kopadekar said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp