A team of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has developed a drone to sanitise large areas such as roads, parks and footpaths. The drone comprises of automated sprayer which will help the authorities to sanitise large areas in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
About the Drone:
The drone installed with automated sprayer has the capability of accomplishing the task of sanitising the area in less than 15 minutes which would otherwise take a person 1.5 days of work. The drone can be operated by using a mobile app and will enable just one person in sanitizing large areas. Hence, it is an effective alternative to the manual spraying disinfectants which needs more cleaners. The drone has a signal range of 3 km and can cover more than 1.2 hectare in one flight and more than 60 hectares in a day.
The team of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has approached the state governments of Assam and Uttarakhand offering to join the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with their sprayer system.