Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi uses an unmanned aircraft as a teaching tool and for research

The goal of the project is to capture images of vegetation, water and roads to use for high-accuracy maps to track things like coastal erosion (VIDEO). The drone will be fitted with a special camera that will use high definition, infrared and ultraviolet technology.

In Europe a comparable project is taking place, called Fieldcopter.

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