Drones for good

catherine ball smiling and standing in front of a drone flying through a vineyard
Catherine Ball is an associate professor at the ANU School of Engineering. Credit: Jean Pierre Muller / AFP via Getty Images.

Remote vessels are familiar in  recreation and detection, but their potential for positive impact is limited only by imagination. Registering optimal harvest times; autonomously extinguishing spot fires; and analysing oil spills from air, water and below are just some of the possibilities being explored.

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