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Purdue University and U.S. Government Create “Flying Laboratories” to Increase Biofuel and Food Production

By Brittany Haynes on Dec 17, 2019
In response to the growing global demand for energy and food sustainability, a Purdue University-affiliated agbioscience start-up created a multi-sensor drone technology that will provide an analytical solution to increase food and fuel production, called “flying laboratories.”

This new technology uses sensors, processing, and artificial intelligence to enable plant breeders to easily scale their operations through faster, automated, and consistent data, and according to a recent EurekAlert! article, it has already been implemented by the U.S. government in the improvement of crops for biofuel. In addition to collecting data for plant breeding, the start-up is working on advancing this technology to be implemented into programs for natural resources, infrastructure, and archeological survey applications.

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