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Robot Drones Sniff Chemicals

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

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EREBUS0
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Drone seekers
EREBUS0   3/13/2014 3:57:46 PM
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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.

 

 

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nice!
Caleb Kraft   3/13/2014 5:07:42 PM
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What a great use of drones. Mapping out air polution could be interesting.

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prabhakar_deosthali   3/14/2014 7:58:24 AM
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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

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What's the deal ?
alex_m1   3/14/2014 8:30:23 AM
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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.

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CMathas   3/14/2014 9:37:01 AM
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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.

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