The Artificial Intelligence(AI) drone for disaster management by IIT Madras won the Microsoft’s Academia Accelerator programme in Bengaluru.
The theme for “Codefundo++ National Challenge” under Microsoft Academia Accelerator was “build state of the art technology to predict or manage natural disasters better”.
The IIT Guwahati teams Mixed Reality app that makes basic tasks like communication, navigation and current status monitoring easy for rescuers, was judged the first runner up in the competition.
Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution which acts as early warning system and takes precautionary measures on detection of disasters by Jodhpur IIT team won third prize in the competition.The three winning teams will be awarded Rs 5 lakhs, Rs 3 lakhs and Rs 1 lakh respectively by Microsoft.
Academia Accelerator is one of Microsoft’s most comprehensive campus engagement programmes aimed at building a deep, long-term association between industry and academia in India by Microsoft.