Amphibious drone designed to warn of wonky water

If harmful microbes such as toxic cyanobacteria are present in water bodies, then the sooner that health authorities know, the better. The prototype Pelican drone is designed with that in mind, as it can autonomously perform on-location water analyses.

Jennifer Bays’s insight:
The Pelican automatically takes off and flies over the lake, utilizing an onboard hyperspectral camera to locate problems like algal blooms.

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