30 Jan '14, 4pm

Concept Art Hints at the Awesome Future of Drones

Concept Art Hints at the Awesome Future of Drones

A pair of autonomous agriculture vehicles designed to save lives by harvesting food more efficiently. The Hummingbirds are autonomous flying drones that scout large areas of land using sensors that identify soil that is rich in nutrients in hard to reach terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible through traditional agricultural techniques. They can even fertilize the soil and map out the topography of the area to maximize the system’s productivity in selecting the type of crops to be planted and harvested. Once the crops are ripe, all terrain Beetle rovers are deployed to harvest and pack the produce into crates that are then transported to the nearest shipping center or warehouse by the Hummingbirds. The slick, organic design presents a friendlier appearance to the flying vehicles and the polished surface reflects the environment and helps keep the drone electronics fr...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots...

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