WHO ARE WE?
Edhitha is a multidisciplinary student team from Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India developing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAVs) for search and rescue missions. We do so by integrating several critical branches of science and technology. We aim to develop versatile and economically viable automated systems capable of reconnaissance and civilian applications.
Team Edhitha takes part in the annual Students Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) competition held in Maryland, USA. The competition organized by AUVSI, focuses on developing Unmanned Air Systems incorporating a systems engineering approach to achieve UAVs capable of payload release, real-world search and rescue missions.
Edhitha aims to expand the use of Unmanned Systems for civilian applications. We develop, test and execute various applications of unmanned aerial systems focusing on imagery, delivery and mapping missions.
Edhitha also pitches towards developing an Unmanned Aerial System capable of civilian applications focusing on various fields like Agriculture, Law Enforcement and Rescue Operations.
What Are Our Accomplishments?
Despite the many challenges faced, Team Edhitha bagged the prestigious Dawn Jaeger Tenacity Award at the 2022 SUAS and proved its extremely tenacious nature.
Edhitha completed a mapping project for various third parties in the year 2018 which covered about 8,000 acres of land.
The Team ranked overall 5th position at the SUAS 2016, the year they developed their own algorithm.
Edhitha achieved overall 1st position at SUAS 2015 and was also the First Asian Team to achieve this feat in the history of the competition.
The team took home the 3rd place for Autonomous flight and the 5th place for Journal presentation the year Edhitha was born – 2011
Edhitha has also taken up projects on developing agricultural drones, VTOLs, ornithopters and so on.
Edhitha believes that the future of industries worldwide lies in the development of the robotics industry. With this as the motto the team has taken up a wide range of projects from tree climbing bots to solar powered planes and so on.