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WeRobotics Global - Session 2 Videos

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June 27th, 2017

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Following last week’s release of our Session 1 videos, this week we bring to you Session 2 entitled “Aerial Robotics and Social Sector Solutions”. The first speaker was WeRobotics co-founder Sonja Betschart, who began the panel by explaining the importance of the sector focus that the Flying Labs have taken, and how that enables us to find relevant demand. Sonja’s Presentation Slides

 

Aarathi Krishnan from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies spoke about a recent joint project with WeRobotics; looking at cross-sectoral needs for various robotics solutions in the South Pacific. The Federation is exploring at the possibility of launching a South Pacific Flying Labs with a strong focus on women and girls. Aarathi’s Presentation Slides

 

Lorenzo Martelletti from Pix4D addressed the role of aerial robotics in agriculture, giving concrete examples of successful applications while providing guidance to our Flying Labs Coordinators. Lorenzo’s Presentation Slides

 

Sally French, who has reported for the The Wall Street Journal, spoke about the use of aerial robotics in news gathering and investigative journalism. She specifically emphasized the importance of using flying robots for storytelling. Sally’s Presentation Slides

 

Lastly David Johnston from Duke Marine Labs closed the panel with an overview of their projects in nature conservation and marine life protection, highlighting their use of machine learning for automated feature detection for real-time analysis. David’s Presentation Slides

 

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