Tech Talk: Chris Anderson on Using Drones in Agriculture

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Galois is pleased to host the following tech talk.
These talks are open to the interested public–please join us!
(There is no need to pre-register for the talk.)

This talk is on Friday at 2pm.

title: Using Drones in Agriculture
speaker: Chris Anderson
time: Friday, 20 September 2013, 2pm
location: Galois Inc.
421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300,
Portland, OR, USA
(3rd floor of the Commonwealth building)

Small unmanned aircraft—more often called drones—are
set to make a big impact on agriculture. You already know about military drones
operating overseas, and perhaps you’ve even seen recreational drones starring
in youtube videos, but as the FAA begins permitting commercial use of unmanned
aircraft in 2015, you’ll see drones replacing all sorts of roles that used to
require a manned aircraft, and taking on new roles made possible by their low
cost, versatility, and safety.

Chris Anderson will speak about the upcoming role of drones in agriculture, a
field Chris says “is a big data problem without the big data.” Chris will
describe how farmers can will drones to curb plant disease, conserve water, and reduce pesticide and fertilizer use. He’ll discuss the challenges ahead to
integrate air vehicle systems with sensors, specialized cameras, and data

bio: Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics, a manufacturer of
drone autopilots and complete drone systems based on open source hardware and
software. He is also the founder of,
the bestselling author of “Makers”, and the former Editor in
Chief of Wired Magazine.