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How do drones sense the world?

A demonstration of sensing using drones.

In this video, we join Dr Jonathan Aitken and Dr Owen McAree in their Sheffield Airport hangar to find out how they have designed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – more commonly known as a drone – to be able to sense its environment.

They’ll explain some of the different kinds of sensors that have been fitted to the drone so that it can build a picture of its surroundings and explore some of the ways this could be useful in the real world.


Can you think of any other useful applications for this type of drone?
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