Vipul Singh


Co-founder and CEO

Vipul Singh is the CEO and co-founder of Aereo (formerly known as Aarav Unmanned Systems), the leading end-to-end drone solutions company in India. An alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Vipul is a thought leader in the Indian drone industry. He completed his B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering and was a research assistant in UAV Development at IIT Kanpur.

He actively shares his insights about creating impact through indigenous technology, skill-building, industry economics, and the large-scale implications of adopting AI-powered cloud solutions.

At a time, when the Indian drone industry was in its infancy, Vipul collaborated with some of the most revered industry leaders to establish the Drone Federation of India (DFI) in 2017. The DFI’s independent work at the government level helped pave the way for a liberalized drone industry. Presently, Vipul is also the vice chairperson of the DFI.

DigiTech’24 Conference (Session 1)
18 April 2024 / 09:15 - 11:00 | Sary Arka 3

The Future of Mining in Industry 4.0: AI-Powered Drone Solutions

Open-cast mining is a high-risk and resource-intensive operation. At every stage of a mining operation, accurate spatial data plays a crucial role. That's why traditional methods are often ineffective at rapid large-scale data collection. Ground-based scanners do not capture a high level of detail, are expensive, and require a larger workforce. Drones, on the other hand, capture high-fidelity 3D data at a fraction of the cost and time. Mining 4.0 is a concept that thrives on the incorporation of data-driven technologies. Aereo's end-to-end drone solutions, make capturing, harnessing, and democratizing data a breeze.

Over the last decade, Aereo has pioneered drone solutions that enable:
1. High-frequency and accurate data collection
2. Swift data processing with multi-stage quality checks
3. Generation of AI-powered advanced analytics and device-agnostic data visualisation
4. Seamless data sharing among relevant stakeholders

Using the Aereo Cloud platform you can create a centralized repository of all your drone data. It allows you to process unlimited images at unparalleled speeds. Create digital elevation models, slope maps, volume estimations, contour maps, and custom vector layers with the click of a button. Additionally, through Aereo Cloud, you can track the progress of your operations at any time on an interactive dashboard.

We believe that drone data will play a crucial role in hyper-efficient and sustainable mining operations. Aereo Cloud makes tracking weekly production, assessing safety risks, predicting surface runoff, and monitoring progress easier through automation. Thereby, a platform that allows you to handle hundreds of terabytes of data on any device and generate deep insights all without the hassle of setting up an infrastructure, is an indispensable asset.