The Unmanned Aerial System for Firefighting (UAS-FF)

Watch how a Nebraska team created a drone to fight wildfires: BTN LiveBIGNovember 9, 2016

As drones become more commonplace for photography, researchers at Nebraska are looking at how this same technology can make it possible to save lives in the field of wildland firefighting. Through a collaboration with Nebraska’s NIMBUS Lab and its Department of Agronomy and Horticulture (as well as the U.S. Geological Survey), the team created a precision drone that removes humans from the dangerous work of prescribed burns used to control the type of vegetation most likely to fuel dangerous wildfires. Read more.


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