Sunday, October 28, 2018

ICFOSS’s drone spreads its wings

Thiruvananthapuram: IT secretary M Sivasankar unveiled ‘Flying Wing Drone’ developed by International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) and promoted by the government at the one-day Open Drone Summit.
The event was organized by the ICFOSS at B-Hub here on Sunday.

The design of Flying Wing Drone is available on the website of ICFOSS and anyone can adopt and modify it to make own versions of drones. The occasion also marked the formal launch of Open Drone Community in the state.

“Creating a community on drone technologies will open up opportunities for its local applications. The community supports capacity building and generation of innovative solutions using the technology,” he said.

Referring to the key role of drones in disaster management, he said “This workshop could bring out a set of paradigms that enable development of technology for people. It could support decision making in a meaningful fashion on the overall developmental and infrastructural planning process.”
28/10/18 Times of India

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