“Drones are our eyes in the sky, and they give us novel ways of understanding what’s happening on the ground. Drone-mounted sensors and cameras can help identify hot spots that can cause potential forest fires, inspect aging infrastructure, and identify the impact of climate change and extreme weather events. And they take a pretty decent picture too.

But drones are an emerging technology, and their full potential is far from being realized. Carleton is working with 12 industry partners to get graduate students hands-on, industry experience that will help them develop the next generation of drone applications.”