Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flying Robot and Sheep

A few weeks back we took a look at the proposed rules being introduced by the FAA regarding UAV's (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or drones. UAV's have great potential in the agriculture industry, but most think of crop scouting capabilities as they relate to UAV use. Some farmers in Ireland have found an alternative use involving their sheep herd. Check out the article: Flying Robot and Sheep for details on how they use their UAV and a video that shows their UAV in action.

Use the following discussion points below to guide your conversations!
  1. In what different ways did these Irish farmers utilize their UAV?
  2. Is this a good use for UAV's? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  3. Brainstorm all the different ways that you could utilize UAV's related to agriculture. We encourage you to think outside of the norm. If you are working within a classroom or group share everyone's thoughts and see who comes up with the most creative use for the agriculture industry.

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