We were interviewed a while back about about the future of Drones in Nebraska. The NET Radio (NPR) Story is here:
Posts tagged ‘UAV’
We recently have been collecting some video around Nebraska with some of our collaborators using our UAVs to obtain footage that would otherwise be extremely challenging to obtain.
Here is one showing some of our observations of a Swallow nesting site at a bridge along the Platte River. We did this with our colleagues from the UNL School of Natural Resources. Surprisingly, the birds flew right around our UAV and grew accustom to it after just a couple of minutes. This video shows how it is possible to get extremely close to the nests (very challenging otherwise) and it is even possible to monitor individual nests as birds arrive and depart.
We also worked with colleague from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture to perform aerial imaging of corn fields at different stages of growth. UAVs are particularly useful in these types of situations since it is possible to get high-up images as well as extremely close and stable images to inspect individual plants.
Finally, here is a video that combines some of the shots from above and also includes views of the Nebraska State Capital building and of course Memorial Stadium (the Nimbus Lab is located under the south side of the stadium!).
Below is a new video of our wireless power transfer system that enables our UAVs to recharge sensors in remote locations. This video shows a demo of the system powering a light mounted on the ceiling.
A while back we held a workshop with our robotics students and UNL dance students to explore the interaction of technology and dance. This was part of a collaboration with the Pilobolus Dance Company and went along with their performance at the Lied Center. On Friday, April 27 at 7pm there will be a segment on NET Television that documents this collaboration as part of the NET series entitled NEBRASKA STORIES. It will also be posted online after it airs and we will be sure to post the link.
And here is the video: