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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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UAS Magazine – The Latest News on Unmanned Aerial Systems - Drones track bees to improve pollination and crop production

UAS Magazine – The Latest News on Unmanned Aerial Systems - Drones track bees to improve pollination and crop production | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A collaboration between Bee Innovative, an Australian startup company, and the University of North Dakota's UAS program will use drones to track bees. The technology has been used successfully by Australian farmers to increase crop yields.
Tyler Kacereks insight:
Tracking bees and aiding in increasing their efficiency helps us as well as the bees.  With 30% of the worlds food supply coming from pollinated crops, this is a great advancement.
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AeroVironment Automated Quantix Hybrid Drone and AV Decision Support System Now Available

AeroVironment Automated Quantix Hybrid Drone and AV Decision Support System Now Available | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced that its automated Quantix™ hybrid drone and AeroVironment Decision Support System (AV DSS™) analytics software are now available for sale through its authorized reseller network. AeroVironment will be showcasing this pioneering ecosystem at three upcoming tradeshows: World …
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Misconceptions about UAV-collected NDVI imagery and the Agribotix experience in ground truthing these images for agriculture | Agribotix

Misconceptions about UAV-collected NDVI imagery and the Agribotix experience in ground truthing these images for agriculture | Agribotix | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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Great drone-relevant review (if not particularly technical on the botanical physiology) of NDVI and the downsides with folks using simple indices (NDVI) invented for other situations and to interpret other data sources.
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The Rise of Small Farm Robots — Food is the New Internet — Medium

The Rise of Small Farm Robots - Food is the New Internet - Medium
Or why the miniaturization of farm machinery will help encourage small, diverse farms.
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When we think about the future in ten years, we’re going to see smaller machines rather than big ones,” said Rowbot’s founder Kent Cavender-Bares in a recent conversation of This Week in Startups podcast. The 64-row corn planters that crawl across the Heartland today are so large and expensive that they only make sense for the most gargantuan, and debt-worthy, farmers. They’re so heavy they compact the soil. And they don’t work if you decide to plant a rye, sorghum or anything besides corn. In contrast, Rowbot is small enough to get between the rows of corn, dropping fertilizer in microdoses, when the crop needs it. Much less fertilizer gets wasted and runs off the field to contaminate the water supply. These are things a big tractor simply cannot do. “Let’s say we just wanted to mix corn and soybeans on the same field. Today you can’t do that easily at scale.
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Robots in the field: Farms embrace technology

Robots in the field: Farms embrace technology | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
EAST MEON, England (AP) — Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler i
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How a Solar Drone Can Solve Hunger

How a Solar Drone Can Solve Hunger | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
In late February, the UN-Secretary General held a press conference, highlighting the risk of starvation in East Africa and the..
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Drone firm shares research with farmers, other partners

Drone firm shares research with farmers, other partners | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
In 2017, AeroVironment will expand research to include new surveys of row crops, specialty crops and permanent crops.
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DroneDeploy Announces New Agriculture Offering and Business Tier

DroneDeploy Announces New Agriculture Offering and Business Tier | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
By Anya Lamb, Marketing Manager @DroneDeploy Today we’re excited to announce new Ag tools and global subscription plans to better meet the needs of our growing DroneDeploy community. There’s something here for everyone. If you’re an existing customer your subscription just got better! If you’re considering DroneDeploy, get ready to put your drone to work!…Read more →
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