Friday, June 23, 2017

Policy on rogue drones will be framed in Bengaluru

From the time Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad wowed us with the device in 3 Idiots, drones have become almost a daily fixture in present times: from surveying the extent of floods to wedding photography, drones seem to be everywhere; so much so that at times they become a nuisance for law-enforcing agencies.

Bengaluru-based National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) is now working on a strategy to control rogue drones; it is evaluating what should be the ideal way to bring down an unauthorised drone and who should do it.

“We have to work out ways and means to track down these rogue drones and who is authorised to bring them down; whether it is the police personnel or trained professionals,” said NDRF director, K Ramachandra.

He added that NDRF will brainstorm and work out solutions on how to capture the drones — whether it should be done with the use of high speed electrons, by dropping nets on them or using falcons to capture and bring them down.
23/06/17 Hemanth C S/Bangalore Mirror