Imperial College London has invested £1.25m for the development of a drone testing lab. The lab’s construction will start in 2016 and it will be a testing place for unmanned robotic drones, The Guardian reported. The source quoted Dr Mirko Kovac, the director of Imperial’s aerial robotics lab, who said that the lab will open new horizons of research and development in the drones industry. He thinks that the usage purpose of drones is now shifting towards civil domain. Companies likeAmazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) are also investing heavily on drones. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s drone delivery program is also the talk of the town. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Amazon are now giving a lot of focus to wearable, robots and drones.
The lab will have a special roof for taking off and landing of drones. It will also have 16 high-speed 3D cameras to monitor the movements of drones during flights. Kovac said that drones will help developing new engines that will be vital in the coming projects.