Swarms of Drones Can Now Plant Trees in Areas Devastated by Fires

Northern California’s Camp Fire was the deadliest to hit the U.S. in the past century, and while we can never replace the human lives lost, we do have the opportunity to restore the forests consumed by the blaze.

Unfortunately, planting trees isn’t nearly as easy as Johnny Appleseed made it seem — it’s a dirty, dangerous job that requires a high level of intelligence.

That’s why a Seattle-based startup has come up with a high-tech solution to the problem of planting seeds in areas devastated by wildfires — and it involves a combination of drones, artificial intelligence, and bioengineering …


Futurism | Nov. 27, 2018

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