Rice students develop flying platform for sophisticated sensing applications

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1:38 PM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

Rice U. team’s drones aren’t just for show

MIKE WILLIAMS

 – APRIL 11, 2018

Light-laden drones over the Super Bowl and Olympics were attractive demonstrations of the technology, but Rice University students have higher aspirations for their flying flocks.

Six Rice electrical and computer engineering students have developed the hardware and software necessary to coordinate sensor-carrying drones that can evaluate local atmospheric conditions, measure electronic signals such as Wi-Fi, map areas in three dimensions and more.

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