NEW DELHI : Researchers at IIIT Hyderabad have invented a unique kite camera an alternative to drones and existing Kite Assisted Photography . It will be cost-effective and easy handling. This information is shared by DR Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Education Minister.
The researchers from the Process, Architecture, and Technology Research in IoT (PATRIoT) designed a lightweight system that can be affixed to any ordinary kite for capturing images.
Unlike the present-day KAP structures that necessitate tethering a camera to a sturdy, specially tailored kite via a rig, the system called KiteCam is a kite with a sleek camera module attached to its spine.
Since a kite depends on wind for flying, the research team led by student Abhinav Navnit, under the guidance of Dr Aftab Hussain, first conducted an in-depth study of flight dynamics.