New Smartphone App Enables Autonomous UAV Missions

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New Smartphone App Enables Autonomous UAV Missions
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Researchers at Cranfield University have announced the development of a smartphone app which can connect with off-the-shelf unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and send them to autonomously inspect multiple locations using coordinates received by SMS text message.

Controlling drones in this way could be useful for a variety of applications in the future including the collection of crop health data in specific locations and searching for missing persons.

The goal of the CASCADE (Complex Autonomous Systems Configuration and Design Exploratory) project is to accelerate the exploitation of...


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