Breaking News
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog

Robot Drones Sniff Chemicals

Carolyn Mathas
3/13/2014 12:50 PM EDT

 5 comments   post a comment
NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
CMathas
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Drone seekers
CMathas   3/14/2014 9:37:01 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree, this was one of the more compelling uses. Imagine being able to deploy these at accidents involving spills, and for a lot of other recovery situations where now people are put into harm's way.

alex_m1
User Rank
CEO
What's the deal ?
alex_m1   3/14/2014 8:30:23 AM
NO RATINGS
So they have a great tech. Why only sell it to large companies, and not startups ? Theyr'e missing a lot of oportunities. And they're not alone.


Maybe some large company with distribution power should build a startup accelerator and offer access to such stuff.

prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
CEO
re:
prabhakar_deosthali   3/14/2014 7:58:24 AM
NO RATINGS
One of the interesting new things that these drones could do in addition to what the current air pollution equipment does , is that , they can travel and trace the source from where the pollutants are being added to the air , say zeroing onto a factory exhaust , thereby pin pointing the cause and extent of the pollution. Such thing would not be possible by the current stationary monitoring equipment

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Blogger
nice!
Caleb Kraft   3/13/2014 5:07:42 PM
NO RATINGS
What a great use of drones. Mapping out air polution could be interesting.

EREBUS0
User Rank
Rookie
Drone seekers
EREBUS0   3/13/2014 3:57:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Great idea.  They could also be used to find the source of air pollutants and chemical leaks.  The drones open a new way to quickly search an area for items of interest.  It would be a short step to integrate coordinated search coordinates to the drones and have them work together to map the levels of any substance they could detect.

 

 

August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.