The Civic Drone Centre is looking for the very brightest and best people to come together on June 12th to design, build and test drone applications that’ll make a difference in the real world and could save the lives of hundreds of people.
Carl Robinson, Airborne Survey Engineer for the British Antarctic Survey Team, joined the discussions at the latest Civic Drone Centre workshop last week. As one of the key speakers, he brought a unique aspect to proceedings, looking at how UAVs have enhanced the ability to work in such extreme conditions.
African SkyCAM, Africa’s first drone journalism team, is responsible for the projects #KeepCalmAndVisitKenya and a political rally counting app. Its latest addition, Dandora Dumpsite, is due to be featured as a video story by VICE News.
Its founder, Dickens Onditi Olewe, developed this “eye in the sky” device two years ago when Kenya’s floods were the focus of the media.
“What’s the most exciting thing you’ve seen developed around drones or drone tech in the last 12 months?”
Today’s Civic Drone Centre launch event, held at Preston’s Media Innovation Studio, looked at the innovative uses of drone technology and focused on generating new ideas for the future of UAVs.
UCLan’s Civic Drone Centre team were on hand to discuss their work and future plans as the Media Innovation Studio hosted the launch of UCLan’s new state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC). The £60m EIC, due to open by January 2018, is the largest single investment project at the University and will become a centre of