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India’s top IT giant-Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)- has set up its first Drones Research Lab(DRL) at Seven Hills Park Innovation Center located in Cincinnati (Ohio, USA).Its aim is “ to address the rapidly expanding demand for unmanned aerial vehicles and business solutions across industries.”

The TCS DRL having indoor labs, showcase, warehouse, and outdoor terrain footprints provides a rapid experimentation and co-innovation environment for customers to build solutions for specific industry problems in accelerated 30-60-90-day delivery cycles.

It is certified by  FAA part 107 and has pilots based at the lab fly fully equipped drones to collect data for specific industry use cases. Advanced computer vision,machine learning and deep learning algorithms enable fully automated processing of the drone captured images to reveal precise insights.

Reports say quoting  K Ananth Krishnan, EVP and chief technology officer at TCS:““Forward-thinking companies worldwide are at different stages of exploring drone technology to reimagine existing operational processes and transform the way they do business. The DRL combines the latest in drone technology with cutting edge research from our labs, and enables our customers to rapidly build innovative solutions.”

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