Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the leading IT services company in India, has opened its first Drones Research Lab in the US, at its Seven Hills Park Innovation Centre located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is aimed at addressing the demand for unmanned aerial vehicles and business solutions across industries.

The TCS Drones Research Lab includes indoor labs, showcase, warehouse, and outdoor terrain footprints. It provides a rapid experimentation and co-innovation environment for customers to build solutions for specific industry problems in accelerated 30-60-90-day delivery cycles.

K Ananth Krishnan, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, TCS, said,

Forward-thinking companies worldwide are at different stages of exploring drone technology to re-imagine existing operational processes and transform the way they do business. The Drones Research Lab combines the latest in drone technology with cutting-edge research from our labs, and enables our customers to rapidly build innovative solutions.

The company says that its drone pilots are FAA Part 107-certified, and are based at the lab of fly fully equipped drones to collect data for specific industry use-cases.

It uses Advanced computer vision, machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms enable fully automated processing of drone-captured images to reveal precise insights.

The lab is an extension of the global TCS Research and Innovation ecosystem bringing the combined expertise of its labs, start-ups, academia and technology partners closer to customers. The fully operational lab demonstrates solutions for insurance, manufacturing, logistics and transportation industries, as well as specific environmental applications.

The Seven Hills Park facility was established in 2008 as TCS’ largest and first North American digital centre for advanced technologies. The campus has more than 1,000 employees. It works on advanced technologies to provide services and solutions to address business challenges.

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