A drone designed Marut Dronetech, a firm founded by IIT-Guwahati alumnus Prem Kumar Vislawath
A drone designed Marut Dronetech, a firm founded by IIT-Guwahati alumnus Prem Kumar Vislawath|EastMojo image

COVID-19: IITG alumnus develops drones for spraying disinfectants

Drones designed by Marut Dronetech, a company founded by IIT-Guwahati alumnus Prem Kumar Vislawath, can be used for spraying disinfectant in public spaces, crowd control amid coronavirus pandemic

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GUWAHATI: A start-up, Marut Dronetech Private Limited, founded by IIT Guwahati alumni, has developed drones for spraying disinfectant in public spaces to prevent coronavirus pandemic.

Marut has also developed public monitoring and warning drones which are fitted with a camera and speaker. These can be used by personnel to monitor places especially with high disease prevalence for crowd gathering and give appropriate instructions, using fitted loudspeakers, to people. As this is much faster than regular patrolling operations, it can be very efficient not only for patrolling but also to spread the message. These drones can be used in places where people are still seen moving around streets and government personnel are having a hard time implementing a strict lockdown.

Marut Dronetech is working with the government of Telangana and departments across the state to deploy drones for public safety applications.

Speaking about his start-up, Prem Kumar Vislawath, co-founder and CEO of Marut Dronetech Private Limited, said, “Recently, the start-up successfully demonstrated its idea to the directorate general of civil aviation and the ministry of civil aviation.”

In collaboration with the emerging technologies wing of the Telangana government, Apollo Hospitals and World Economic Forum, Marut Drones demonstrated with blood, vaccines, diagnostic medical samples and long-tail medicine, he said.

The alumni have also been featured in the Forbes list of '30 Under 30 - Asia - Industry, Manufacturing & Energy 2020' (https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2020/asia/industry-manufacturing-energy/#2c8179b86dbc).

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