Taking Root: Drone Research Into Ag Applications Advancing At NDSU

BISMARCK, N.D. — As tiny sprouts begin peeking through North Dakota soils this spring, it’s very likely some will be monitored from the air as agricultural drone research advances in the state. Behind much of that effort is North Dakota State University, where researchers have spent years working with drones, also known as unmanned aircraft…
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ND Researchers Developing Sensor That Drops From Drone To Locate Disaster Victims Through Rubble

FARGO, N.D. — The future of search and rescue operations may lie with a small sensor dropped from a drone that emits radar capable of detecting movement under collapsed structures. That’s the hope of researchers at North Dakota State University, who are building prototypes of the sensor in partnership with Cyclops Technologies, a drone company…
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Drones Taking Larger Role In North Dakota, Minnesota Ag Industries

Story by Mikkel Pates Agweek FARGO, N.D. — The question is no longer when, it’s how, the experts say. Adoption of drones for precision agriculture applications has sky-is-the-limit potential, even as the learning curves and economics bring it back to earth. Matt Henry, mission manager for the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, a…
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Small Drone Businesses Find Success, Support In North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — With a background in metalworking, elementary school education and professional disc golf, Joey Schmidt might not strike most as the typical drone business owner. Schmidt operates Flight Pros, a Fargo, N.D., company that flies drones in order to collect data for cinematography, map creation and 3D modeling. “I think that’s what is…
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Drone Research Efforts Seeing Expansion At North Dakota Universities

BISMARCK, N.D. — Research activity at North Dakota universities continues to flourish as curious staff explore uses for unmanned aircraft technology across various industries. Staff from two the state’s top research universities gave overviews of their respective institution’s projects and initiatives at the state-sponsored UAS Industry Day event on March 23 in Bismarck. At the…
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