NU building drones to test water remotely

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Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:00 am

When natural disaster next strikes, a drone built by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers may fly in to check on the water supply where people cannot.

A project underway at the Nebraska Intelligent Mobile Unmanned Systems Lab aims to build unmanned aerial vehicles that can fly over difficult-to-reach bodies of water and collect samples for analysis. The team won a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop the drones and ensure safety and reliability for possible use in the field.

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