Octocopter: Drone for Research

Octocopter: Drone for Research

Above the green fields of Hertfordshire, UK, BBSRC-funded scientists have been busy for more than a year running pilot(less) studies to see what drones could bring to agricultural research. An advanced eight-rotor model dubbed the octocopter (see ‘Flight-al statistics’), has been put through its paces by researchers led by Andrew Riche of Rothamsted Research, an …