Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hate to Drone On About This, But Technology is Awesome!

The next generation of commercial drones will be able to do considerably more than merely record and observe: they'll be able to interact with the environment, collect data, and analyze it in flight.  As this article from MIT Review explains, we're nearly there already:
Prototypes able to swoop down to scoop up water samples are being developed to help ecologists, the oil industry, and others track oil leaks or invasive species. Some can even perform rudimentary analysis on the water they collect.
There's a lot more interesting info about drone technology and future applications at the link above. But enough of me droning on.....