BotLab Dynamics has built technologies that allows many drones to fly simultaneously and autonomously in interesting spatial and temporal formations. BotLab is a startup incubated at IIT Delhi incubation facility, TBIU ( Technology Business Incubator). Two focus areas for commercialization of the technology are Media & Entrainment for drone lights shows and in defence. The technology is built from scratch by BotLab. The goal of the BotLab is to fly thousands of drones simultaneously operated by a single user. Our mission is to be part of the ecosystem that makes building hardware easy in India. We are building drone technology solutions by designing both hardware and software in-house. Our team has developed full stack of solutions for drone light shows. Current fleet size is 100 drones capable of any custom formation. Building a complete system as is hard and making several copies with identical performance is even harder. Making all the drones position themselves precisely so that a viewer can identify a form is a huge challenge. What we have developed is capable of scaling it to thousand of drones flying in detailed vivid imagery.
In early 2012, Tanmay Bunkar (Co-founder @ BotLab Dynamics) 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. In 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)
In 2017, BotLab Dynamics was awarded Nidhi - SSS (DST, Govt of India) of 50 Lakh Rupees. This paved the way for future research and development. In 2018, BotLab Dynamics got selected by Army Design Beuro (ADB) to demo the heavy lift drone in Tawang Arunachal Pradesh.
In 2019, BotLab Dynamics demonstrated a swarm of ten drones to the Army Chief in AirTech Also got selected in M-prize by Indian Air Force for swarming of 10 drones with 1 Kg payload / 5km range/auto-detection of the target. Also demonstrated a swarm of 10 drones with obstacle avoidance capability to Army at NorTech, Udhampur, Were awarded the Prime Minister’s award & iDEX grant of Rs. 1.5 crore for R&D.