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Explore how new technologies, such as drones, are changing the vision of some of the most interesting areas on our planet
A drone in every room. The future of drone technology
Mr Khris Kabbabe (Research Associate, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester)
Just like computers and telephones, drones have evolved into an everyday piece of technology that we often forget is there. In this talk Khris will show you how drone technology is evolving, discuss some of the most interesting current and future applications for the technology and how, without you knowing, it has already started to make a difference to your everyday life.
Drones in Radioactive Exclusion Zones!
Dr Dean Connor (Postdoctoral Research Associate in Remote Sensing and Environmental Science, National Nuclear Laboratory)
Extreme environments come in a number of forms. Examples like deserts, volcanoes and the deep oceans all spring quickly to mind. However, there are small regions of the world that present hazards caused by human activity that we cannot see, taste, hear or smell; these are radiologically contaminated areas. For 6 years, I have been using drones to measure radiation hazard and radioactive mineral content within Chernobyl and Fukushima. Drones and other robotics are particularly effective at this type of work as they allow us to collect data in hard to reach locations without endangering humans.
Drones in Dangerous Places
Dr Kieran Wood (Lecturer in Aerospace Systems, The University of Manchester)
Unmanned Aerial Systems as we call them, or more commonly ‘drones’, have quickly become an invaluable tool for scientists to collect data from otherwise inaccessible areas. In this talk, I’ll focus on one such application – the measurement of gasses directly above active volcanoes! I’ll be reviewing the ambitious expeditions undertaken to the depths of jungles in Papua New Guinea to the frozen islands of the sub-Antarctic.
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