NYU Tandon professor advances drone technology for agriculture, critical infrastructure

Oct 25, 2018 470

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in collaboration with the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), presented its Young Investigator Award to Assistant Professor Giuseppe Loianno, head of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering's new Agile Robotics and Perception Lab. The award was bestowed at a conference focused on technology to advance human health and the health of the planet; there, Loianno gave a presentation entitled, "Drones for Health: Agricultural and Infrastructure Monitoring."

Loianno, who is developing increasingly smaller and more autonomous drones by employing artificial intelligence and classic robotics, outlined the benefit of drones for inspection and monitoring of critical sites and infrastructure. Autonomous flying robots - otherwise known as drones - are being widely used to inspect disaster sites and areas needing environmental remediation, he told the audience.

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SOURCE: https://www.eurekalert.org

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