The future of drones: technologies, applications, risks and ethics

Projekt: ForskningInternt samarbete (LU), Samarbete med industri, Samarbete med kommuner och landsting, Tvärvetenskaplig forskning, Internationellt samarbete

Beskrivning

In the last few years, several public and private research developers started investing a considerable amount of resources for the construction of human-friendly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or ‘drones’. These devices immediately found a great deployment in the society opening an incredible amount of new opportunities as useful tools to address a variety of societal challenges, including agriculture and forest analysis, identifying property boundaries, surveying construction sites or corridors for roads and railroads, stockpile volume calculations, flooding and coastal erosion
assessments, building information management, disaster planning and handling, surveys in remote or undeveloped areas, and the delivery of goods. The possibilities of digitalisation and technology development address societal challenges such as making societal sectors and domains more ecosystem friendly, efficient and competitive. This project will work to define societal challenges and ways to address them using applications of drone technology. The project will also study potential
(unintended) consequences of such applications in terms of risks and ethical questions.

Despite the enormous achievements, drones have sufficient control autonomy and capability to complete only part of these activities and the majority of the applications previously described still rely on human supervision. This platform represents an important opportunity to develop and combine cross-disciplinary research activities in several strategic fields. Lund University has several ongoing activities and expertise related to autonomous drone flights, e.g. the drone pilot education at the School of Aviation in Ljungbyhed, the infrastructure projects ICOS, ACTRIS, NordSpec, and SITES
Spectral, and research in remote sensing, drone archaeology, image analysis, machine learning, robot technology, air quality, and GIS. Strengthening and coordinating this capacity will enable rapid growth in terms of research, capacity building, and collaboration within the university. It will also stimulate regional development and innovation by increasing the collaboration with local companies and authorities.
Kort titelUAV@LUND
AkronymUAV@LUND
StatusSlutfört
Gällande start-/slutdatum2018/04/012020/03/31

Samarbetspartner

  • Lunds universitet (ansvarig)
  • Luftfartsverket (LFV)
  • Aviation Capacity Resources AB
  • Cybaero
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Lantmäteriet
  • Lunds kommun
  • Vultus
  • University of Siena
  • Ljungbyhed Air
  • Wrams-Gunnarstorp

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Fredrik Bagge Carlson, Isolde Dressler, Rolf Johansson, Mahdi Ghazaei Ardakani, Martin Karlsson, Magnus Linderoth, Björn Olofsson, Tomas Olsson, Anders Robertsson, Olof Sörnmo, Andreas Stolt, Sven Robertz, Mathias Haage, Jacek Malec, Klas Nilsson, Pierre Nugues, Maj Stenmark, Elin Anna Topp, Volker Krueger, Hampus Åström, Marcus Greiff, Maike Klöckner, Matthias Mayr, Zhiyong Sun, Julian Salt Ducaju, Mika Nishimura & Jonas Wisbrant

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Projekt: ForskningTvärvetenskaplig forskning, Internationellt samarbete, Samarbete med industri, Samarbete med skolor

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