Who are we?
BotLab Dynamics is steadfastly advancing in the realm of drone technology and pioneering the automation of intelligent unmanned aerial vehicles in India. Our focus is on swarm technology which enables many drones to fly autonomously and simultaneously to achieve the assigned tasks and create formations in the sky. Being a research oriented start-up and having spent above seven years in R & D for UAV applications, BotLab has built all the solutions in-house to ensure flexibility and precision while deploying solutions. BotLab is a pioneer in India for the drone light show vertical. We launched this vertical by setting the record of hosting India’s largest drone light show with 1,000 drones at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th January 2022 for the Beating Retreat ceremony. This made India the fourth nation in the world to host a drone show of this scale. Within the span of six months from our launch, we achieved more milestones– hosting India’s first QR Code in the sky in Mumbai on 17th May 2022, and then moving beyond the borders to host Africa’s largest drone light show on 26th June 2022. Our mission to be in the Entertainment industry is to eventually replace all the fireworks with drone-light-shows. This will not only add joy and make the audience’s experience more memorable, but also help eradicate the pollution from the environment. To ensure that every Indian citizen experiences the drone light show, we are working towards building more and more drone fleets for the shows.
Amalgamating the art of storytelling with our technology through drone light shows using the night sky as the canvas!
Acquire significant presence in the world in control systems
In early 2012, Tanmay Bunkar (CEO) took his first UAV flight and by 2014, he and his team were asked to deliver 8 drones that would join the Delhi Police. This reaffirmed the faith in drone technology and its future in India. On 18th July 2016, BotLab Dynamics was incorporated at the Technology Business Incubator Unit at IIT Delhi. In the same year, BotLab Dynamics sold heavy-lift systems to IARI (Indian Agriculture Research Institute)
BotLab Dynamics was awarded Nidhi - SSS (DST, Govt of India) of 50 Lakh Rupees. This paved the way for future research and development.
Heavy Lift Drones
In 2018, BotLab Dynamics got selected by Army Design Bureau (ADB) to demo the heavy lift drone in Tawang,Arunachal Pradesh.
April - Swarm Technology – Pokhran & Manekshaw Bhawan (10 drone swarming)
We were asked by the Army Design Bureau to demonstrate our drone swarm technology at Manekshaw Bhawan with the then Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat,being in attendance. We also had the opportunity to showcase our swarm technology using 10 drones at Pokhran for the Indian Air Force. GPS- With the high cost of importing hardware components, we decided to build our own GPS and successfully tested and deployed it for use.
After years of research and development in drone technology, we were capable of developing our components such as FC, Simulator and ESC hence drastically reducing dependence on imports.
June – 49 drones
Scaling up of drones to 1,000 Complete solution ready- Ministry of Defence contacted us to host a one-of-a-kind 1000 drone light show at the Beating Retreat Ceremony. We built our entire fleet of drones from scratch in-house at our lab in IIT Delhi.
India’s largest drone light show – 29th January 2022 at Rashtrapati Bhawan-The sky over Rashtrapati Bhawan lit up in a myriad of colours as a swarm of 1000 drones formed images and smoothly transitioned from Mahatma Gandhi’s image to showcasing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, which is the theme of India’s 75th Independence Year. India’s first QR Code in the sky – 17th May 2022 at Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai- We hosted India’s biggest gaming reveal through our drone light show for Mayhem Studios’ game launch which also included a QR Code for the audience to scan. Africa’s largest drone light show – 26th June 2022 at Djibouti- We set a world record by hosting Africa’s largest drone light show ever as our ‘Made in India’ drones glided through the night skies of Djibouti for their 45th Independence Day celebration.
With a good understanding of complementary leadership, our leaders create an effective team and ensure a stable and productive succession when the membership changes. Meet the leaders behind the success of Botlab Dynamics.
Tanmay BunkarFounder and CEO
Anuj Kumar BarnwalCo-Founder
Dr. Sarita AhlawatCo-Founder and Managing Director
BotLab team is very versatile and consists of various innovative thinkers. The team has been very consistent with the hard work to meet the goals set by a client. Meet some of the neurons behind the big brain of BotLab Dynamics.
Drone Design Team
Hardware Testing Team
Technical Support Team
Marketing and Business team
Video and Graphic Design Team
Lit up the skies across the country and internationally with more than fifty drone light shows. Our drones created various formations perfectly harmonising with the surroundings of each location!
Say About Us
Honourable PM Narendra ModiPrime Minister of India
One of the memorable aspects of the Beating Retreat Ceremony-2022 was the usage of drones. Have a look at this...Take me to Twitter
Technology Development Board
Union Minister @DrJitendraSingh for Science & Technology felicitated dreamers of @BotLabDynamics in a special ceremony hosted by @tdbgoi, for making #India the 4th country in the world to do perform such large scale #droneshow with #madeinIndia drones at #beatingretreat2022Take me to Twitter
Watch India's biggest drone show displays spectacular formations with 1,000 drones at the #BeatingRetreat ceremonyTake me to Twitter
Indian Embassy in Djibouti
#IndiaDjibouti @iitdelhi startup @BotLabDynamics lit up the Djibouti sky at midnight with a magnificent @makeinindia drones show to start the grand celebrations of the 45th anniversary of Djibouti’s independence today. Proud moment for the Indian drone industry.Take me to Twitter
Smit ShahPresident-Drone Federation of India
See how @iitdelhi based startup @BotLabDynamics added colours to the sky with a drone light show during Djibouti’s 45th Independence day celebrations.Take me to Twitter
Dr. Ajay KumarDefence Secretary of India
India's Drone show on National TV in Djibouti Dazzling Djibouti skies- @BotLabDynamics @fitt_iitd Proud day for India!! @PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD @indiannavy @indiaindjibouti @MEAIndia @India_iDEX @DefProdnIndia @SIDMIndia @ficci_india @BlameItOnSmit @dronefedTake me to Twitter
Honourable PM Narendra ModiPrime Minister of India
Spectacular drone show in Ahmedabad as the city prepares for the National Games opening ceremony!Take me to Twitter
Ramesh PandeyIndian Forest Service.
India is the 4th state in the world who could do such drone show by using 1000 drones on Republic Day. This has been made possible by an IIT Delhi based startup @BotLabDynamics . Kudos to all involved.Take me to Twitter
Ajay KumarIndian Administrative Officer
Proud to be with the Drone Heroes of India. Dr Sarita Ahlawat, Tanmay Bunkar, Sonu Singh & Anuj Barnwal. The team @BotLabDynamics These young stars beat all odds & successfully carried out India's 1st miraculous 1000 drone show during Beating Retreat 2022. Impressed one & allTake me to Twitter
An awesome drone show at Sabarmati riverfront on the eve of 36th National Games. It welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drew the national flag, portrait of Sardar Patel and logo of the games, among other things…Take me to Twitter
Meenakashi LekhiUnion Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture
Glimpses from a spellbinding drone show at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.Take me to Twitter
KL RahulCaptain, Lucknow Super Giants
It was spectacular. Nothing like I have ever seen before. The whole group thoroughly enjoyedTake me to Instagram