Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Disposable Drones Will Collect Data by Surfing Along with Hurricanes
From IEEE:

Hurricanes are generally things that robots, humans, and everything else try to avoid. It’s hard to study something, though, if you’re constantly getting out of its way. There are some aircraft that are specifically designed for hurricane study, but they’re big and expensive, and since they’re stuffed full of humans, they can’t do anything particularly risky. Such dangerous tasks are best left to robots, like this chubby little guy [$250] from the University of Florida. […]

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Disposable Drones Will Collect Data by Surfing Along with Hurricanes

From IEEE:

Hurricanes are generally things that robots, humans, and everything else try to avoid. It’s hard to study something, though, if you’re constantly getting out of its way. There are some aircraft that are specifically designed for hurricane study, but they’re big and expensive, and since they’re stuffed full of humans, they can’t do anything particularly risky. Such dangerous tasks are best left to robots, like this chubby little guy [$250] from the University of Florida. […]

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    Excellent usage of robotics to gather natural disaster data
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