Mr. Ashish Bhat is the Co-Founder and Vice President (Research and Development) at ideaForge Technology – a design focussed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) manufacturer of drones for defense, homeland security, and industrial applications. He received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2007.
Mr. Bhat holds eight patents to his name which demonstrates his passion for technology. He has been listed among ‘Innovators Under 35’ by MIT Technology Review, Young Indian Leaders by CNN-IBN, Best Autonomous Hovering Vehicle in the first US-Asian Demonstration and Assessment of Micro Aerial, and Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology. He has also been awarded and honored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for developing the world’s smallest and lightest autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in 2010.
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Special Memories Associated with IIT Bombay
“IIT Bombay gave me the right platform to hone his skills in robotics. From my very first year, I started participating in challenging autonomous robotics competitions and became one of the most peer-respected young technology wizards from IIT Bombay. I also dominated Micro-mouse for several years and received a Roll of Honor from the student body of IIT Bombay for my stupendous achievements in technical extra-curricular activities. Outside academics, I also won the Best Guitarist award at Mood Indigo”.