Robots gauging in excess of 250 grams (gm) must be flown by a distant pilot with authorization from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for each flight, according to new robot decides that came into power on Friday.
The standards, which were settled after around ten months of interviews, notwithstanding, don’t permit utilizing robots to convey products.
The Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021 lays the terms of robot use by people and organizations just as terms of exploration, testing, creation and import of these vehicles. The new guidelines set an administrative structure pointed toward empowering the utilization of robots for different business and security purposes and diagrams the ‘rules and regulations for clients.
A license will be expected to utilize a robot other than those in the nano classification, weighing 250gm or less. Notwithstanding, nano drones with a greatest speed of in excess of 15 meters each second in level flight or fit for flying in excess of 15 meters high and have a reach surpassing 100 meters from the distant pilot will fall in the following class—miniature robots for which license and take-off consent are required.
Miniature robots are, by and large, delegated those gauging more than 250gm yet equivalent to or under two kilograms.
The guidelines additionally endorse punishments for any unapproved import, purchasing, selling and renting of robots. Such punishments will be more for heavier robots. These guidelines likewise apply to drones that are right now utilized in the country. Flying a robot by an individual who is definitely not an authorized far off pilot will likewise be a compoundable offense.
As indicated by the new standards, robots won’t be permitted to work past visual view or for conveyance of products, which would restrict the utilization of these contraptions to studies, photography, security and different data gathering purposes. Utilization of robots in business, security, the rule of law, calamity the executives and reconnaissance tasks diminish labor prerequisite and expenses.