India’s ‘drone boy’ to be feted today

India’s ‘drone boy’ to be feted today

Bengaluru-based Cosmopolitan Club will honour India’s ‘drone boy’ N M Prathap from Mandya district on Sunday.

From an agrarian family in Nitakal village, Malavalli taluk, Prathap, son of Marimadaiah and Savitha, is a BSc student at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science College, Mysuru. He has accredited as a ‘Young Scientist’ for his novel inventions.

The 22-year-old student has won the Albert Einstein Innovation Gold Medal in the International Drone Expo 2018 held at Hanover in Germany; and a gold medal in the International Drone expo held in Germany. He secured the first place in CeBIT Drone Expo-2018 at Hanover, Germany, and also bagged the gold medal in International Robotic Exhibition held at Tokyo, Japan, in December 2017.

He secured the first place in the Robotic Exhibition conducted recently by IIT-Bombay. He secured the first place for his project ‘Drones in traffic management’. Prathap got recognition as a research scholar for Skill India by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology.

He is also a member of Japan Young Scientists Association and member of Global Young Scientists Forum.

Prathap has done six major projects — Telegraphy in Border Security, Cryptography in Drone networking system, Drones in traffic Management, Drones in National Socio-Defence purpose, UAVs in Rescuing humans and Auto piloted drones — to his credit, apart from many scholarships, awards and achievements.