#Drone

Zipline’s drones reduce blood wastage by 67% in Rwanda

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Zipline’s has been celebrating its impact on the healthcare system in Rwanda and Ghana. Zipline has spent the last decade looking at the problem of Africa geography and its impact on healthcare. The company has taken an engineering approach; building out a complex network of drones managed by...

Using AI in agriculture could boost global food security – but we need to anticipate the risks

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As the global population has expanded over time, agricultural modernisation has been humanity’s prevailing approach to staving off famine. A variety of mechanical and chemical innovations delivered during the 1950s and 1960s represented the third agricultural revolution. The adoption of pesticides, fertilisers and high-yield crop breeds, among other...

The Benefits of Using Sensors in Drones for Several Industries

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Sensors for drones are increasingly being used for surveying, mapping, and inspections in several industries such as mining, construction, agriculture, environmental management, and waste management. Combining sensors in drones is important because they play an essential role. They collect information and perform operations, making drones useful. As the...

Meet LEONARDO – a bipedal robot who can ride a skateboard and walk a tightrope

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Engineers at Caltech have developed a bipedal walking robot that can fly, tightrope, and skateboard. LEONARDO (LEgs ONboARD drOne, or LEO for short) works by combining two different locomotion mechanisms. The robot can achieves complex manoeuvres that require delicate balancing, such as walking on a slackline and...

Post Office begins Orkney island drone trial

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Royal Mail has announced a two-week trial to deliver post to remote Orkney island using an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV). The trial, the third this year involving remote communities and UAVs, will see Royal Mail use Windracers drones between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands. ...

Meet the Engineers using drones to track the feeding habits of seabirds

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We used drones to track the feeding habits of seabirds – new research You may have found yourself at the shoreline, watching seabirds plunging into the sea and magically reappearing with a tiny fish in their beaks. But have you ever paused to wonder what makes them dive...