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High pressure with adjustable angle can achieve so much more

Specialised Drones delivering High Pressure Cleaning Solution

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.

Special drone collects environmental DNA from trees

Cambridge engineers have used drones, handheld particle sensors and a new modelling framework to measure, map and characterise harmful shipping emission particles at both land and sea. It is the first time that multi-characteristic particle measurements – including lung deposited surface area (LDSA), black carbon, and particle number – have been performed in this way, and it is hoped that this research will inform environmental initiatives and support efforts to clean up the maritime sector.

Monitoring maritime emissions at land and sea using drones and handheld particle sensors

Hummingbirds have extreme aerial agility and flight forms, which is why many drones and other aerial vehicles are designed to mimic hummingbird movement. Using a novel modeling method, researchers gained new insights into how hummingbirds produce wing movement, which could lead to design improvements in flying robots.

Hummingbird flight could provide insights for biomimicry in aerial vehicles

End-to-end recycling solutions deliver the benefits of carbon fiber composites with a more circular approach.

Carbon Fiber Recycling: Accelerating Aerospace Circularity

In this episode, we talk about how a team from TUM has developed a system composed of collaborative drones that can create structure in remote and/or disastrous areas.

Podcast: The Flying 3D Printers

An international team of researchers have created a fleet of bee-inspired flying 3D printers for building and repairing structures in-flight.

Additive manufacturing in-flight: 3D printing drones work like bees to build and repair structures

A team lead by Costa Samaras and Thiago Rodrigues has shown that using small drones for the last mile of package deliveries uses less energy and creates fewer emissions than conventional means.

Research suggests drones more efficient for last-mile deliveries

Researchers from DTU Space have developed a new type of high-resolution radar that looks in many directions concurrently.

New radar system can detect drones

For real-time geo-registration, Oversight uses a physical engine and digital twins to make image matching algorithms more agnostic to variations.

Utilizing XR technology and digital twins for real-time geo-registration

Flightmare is an open-source simulator for quadrotors that moves away from rigid paradigms and proposes a flexible modular structure that empowers the users or automated algorithms to fine-tune the simulator to the task at hand.

Flightmare: A Flexible Quadrotor Simulator

In this episode, we talk about how researchers are developing tools to keep us safe using technology that ranges from ultra-heat resistant tents for fighters to drones capable of discovering hidden landmines.

Podcast: Advanced Tents Saving Firefighters & Mine Sweeping Drones

EPFL researchers have used swarms of drones to measure city traffic with unprecedented accuracy and precision. Algorithms are then used to identify sources of traffic jams and recommend solutions to alleviate traffic problems.

Monitoring city mobility from the skies

DTU spinout solves mine clearance tasks for the Danish Defence and the offshore wind turbine industry.

Advanced drone technology streamlining mine clearance

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