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Pulkit Jaiswal

The Power of Full Drone Autonomy

Year Honored

Asia Pacific

"The drone revolution is here. Farmers are using drones for automated crop health analysis. Logistics and delivery networks are increasingly using aerial delivery robots. However, there's still one missing element - autonomy. Currently, drones still require a human operation team for executing tasks. Pulkit Jaiswal and his team at SwarmX have designed and developed a drone docking station, the Hive, that allows swarms of drones to precisely dock, replenish their batteries and process data in one go. Hives are now being deployed by various government agencies in Southeast Asia to tackle border security issues, specifically dealing with human trafficking and illegal infiltration. Swarm is also working with nonprofits to potentially automate the process of finding poachers in forests in South Africa."