Drone sanitation project takes home MIT innovation prize

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You know you must be doing something right when the judge you’re trying to impress offers to team up with you for an early demonstration of your solution. This is what happened at this year’s Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize pitch event.

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Drone with flapping wings: Could this be the ultimate flying machine?

Researchers are convinced that the drones of the future could very well mimic a 300-million-year-old superior flying machine: the dragonfly.

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Can drones learn from bugs?

Researchers at UNSW Canberra in Australia believe they have cracked one of the secrets that allow the ungainly bumblebee to fly so dexterously. And they think that may have an application to the next generation of drones.

Bumblebees apparently have a keen sense of their own size. And that allows them to fly through complex and cluttered environments without crashing or wrecking their delicate wings. It’s a possible learning moment for an autonomous drone.

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