PhD candidate Alberto Camacho
and Masters of Applied Computing student Patricio Córdova
are making a splash in the environmental sphere with their project: Drone River.
Drone River uses artificial intelligence and drone technologies to automate monitoring, inspection and conduct water quality reports of rivers. The prototype is composed of a call centre that automatically processes calls and gathers information from social media. Sensors are placed along a river where the drones then implement monitoring tasks. The project was created for the AquaHacking
Ottawa River Summit 2015.
Drone River can monitor the health a body of water resourcefully. Performing tasks that would otherwise require a lot of people, are repetitive or time consuming for humans.
For Camacho and Córdova the goal of this drone is not to replace humans. It is a collaborative effort between humans and intelligent machines to that solve problems more efficiently.
– Environmental Monitor
– U of T News