Tree-Planting Drones Boost Global Ecosystems

Drones can now add another skill to their growing do-gooder resume: planting trees.

Startup BioCarbon Engineering boasts a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles that can seed as many as 100,000 saplings in a single day.

“We use emerging remote sensing, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and machine learning technologies to enable rapid, accurate, and efficient planting,” according to the company overview.

The multi-stage process, as described by Fast Company, begins with mapping drones, which fly over a selected area, collecting data on ground topography, existing biodiversity, and obstructions. A proprietary algorithm determines optimal plant species and locations …

Tree-Planting Drones Boost Global Ecosystems | Aug. 11, 2017

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