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January 28, 2008

NOAA Invests in Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Robot Hurricane Hunters

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A Robot Hurricane Hunter

Seems like NOAA has finally gotten the word that sending pilots into hurricanes isn't the best idea when you can do it with a robot. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has decided to invest $3 million to use UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) for “the missions we call dirty, dull and dangerous.” These include predicting intensity of hurricanes, tracking Arctic ice melting, and flooding of the west coast of the U.S.

Via Gear Live at BBC UK

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