Volcanos are most interesting when they are most active. But that’s also when they are most dangerous. Now volcanologists are using drones to get close-up views of volcanos without putting themselves at risk. expand full story
Drone research Stories May 25
Drone research Stories May 8
Drones are nimble and fast-moving—sometimes too fast for the obstacles they encounter. There has been a trend of adding more and more collision sensors to drones to help them sense and avoid obstacles. But sensors cost money and consume power and space. expand full story
Drone research Stories March 18
Drone research Stories March 4
A drone can hear the shape of a room
As the industry for self-driving cars, robots and other unmanned vehicles quickly evolves — and engineers work to overcome the limitations of sensors that use visual, infrared or thermal information — math experts at Purdue University and the Technical University of Munich have proven there’s another, equally viable solution: using sound.
Drone research Stories January 30
Drone research Stories December 17, 2019
Research with drones shows that Northwest killer whales are shrinking
Research with drones shows that Northwest killer whales are shrinking in size. Drone photos show how closely the health and size of the killer whales are related to the size of their favorite prey, big chinook salmon.