UAVs Make Test Run
In a collaboration between technology firm Qinetiq and Aberystwyth University, the first robot planes recently took test flights over UK farmland. The UAVs (autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles) stayed aloft about an hour on battery power and mapped nitrogen levels in soil to decide if they needed fertilizer. Jonathan Webber of Qinetiq says, "You don't need to put pilots in a vehicle where you are only collecting data, providing you can do it safely."
Hmm. With all the recent turmoil on the planet, why do we think they may be used for other applications?
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 15, 2008 9:17 PM