Ajith was recently appointed as the Helicopter Test Pilot and UAV System Adviser by the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) to launch unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
The actor was assigned to help MIT build an advanced UAV for Medical Express-2018 UAV Challenge. Ajith, who first developed an interest in aero-modeling as a school student volunteered to be a part of MIT’s Team Dhaksha, which is participating in the UAV Challenge.
Team Dhakshna has now reportedly emerged as the winner at the Medical Express-2018 Challenge. The unmanned drone that the Daksha team had built has apparently created several records including flying non-stop for 6 hours and 7 minutes The drone was supposedly used in the recent Kurangani Fire Accident as well.