Last Friday and Saturday, the 18th and 19th of July, students and professors of EARTH University had the opportunity to learn more about the use of drones in agriculture through a talk and flight demonstration conducted by Aitec, a company that offers services primarily in the areas of satellite photogrammetry and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).
The students were able to see five different UAV models, four types of airplanes and one type of hexacopter. In addition, the flights were made by two planes at an approximate speed of 50 km/h through the EARTH campus in Guácimo, and they succeeded in taking photographs every 30 meters. The idea is to have images from the 3,600 hectares of the campus in Guácimo and the 1,500 from the La Flor campus in Guanacaste. This material will serve as an input for teaching and the application of technology in agriculture.
“What has been done this weekend is a great initial step because EARTH has offered a first experience or introduction to the students to this cutting-edge technology. In addition, the exchange between the professors of EARTH and the engineers from the Aitec Group was very enriching, and it has generated interesting options or potential alternatives for collaborative projects in the future,” concludes visiting professor Gustavo Agüero Córdoba, who facilitated the communication between EARTH University and Aitec.
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