Humanitarian Robotics in the Land of Buddha

September 9 2016

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We're training outstanding local partners on aerial robotics for agriculture and disaster assessments. We're also working on joint projects with our partners to build their expertise and enable them to have direct impact right away. Read background

September 9 2016

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Debriefing Stage

Result of the aerial survey with the Red-Edge camera.

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Wow! Amazing image!

This is an incredible image. Congrats to the whole team for some amazing work.

Showing Flight planning using the e-motion software to the participants.

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Zoomed in high resolution aerial view of the boys hostel- kathmandu university.

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An elevation model that can help identify which areas along the river may be most prone to flooding (blues refer to lowest elevation, reds to high) and thus calculate flood risk:

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Mission Underway

Next year, we plan to team up with friend Ulyana and her team of Sherpas to bring our aerial robots to the glacial lakes of the Himalaya. We'll also bring some Tridents (under water robots). Here's why:

http://bit.ly/2cGf8PJ

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Can't wait for this! Great collaboration.

This fixed-wing UAV is hand launched, it only weights 700grams! Mostly made out of foam.

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We brought both multi-rotor UAVs (pictured here) and fixed-wing UAVs (picture upcoming).

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Talking aerial robotics hardware with engineering students at the university

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Our training went very well! Many thanks to Kathmandu University for hosting and for their partnership!

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WeRobotics in Action!

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Expedition Background

We're back in Nepal to provide our local partners with training on fixed-wing UAVs (aerial robots) for both agriculture and disaster relief. We recently trained dozens of students from Kathmandu University and we're also scoping opportunities to use marine robotics in the glacial lakes of the Himalaya. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to join our efforts!

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