Satellites, GPS-guided gliders to target bushfires

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October 2 2020 - 10:00am
ANU Professor Robert Mahony, who specialises in aerial robotics, with a scaled-down prototype of his autonomous aerial water glider. Picture: ANU
ANU Professor Robert Mahony, who specialises in aerial robotics, with a scaled-down prototype of his autonomous aerial water glider. Picture: ANU

A centre of excellence will be established at the ANU in Canberra which will roll out a network of infra-red heat-sensing cameras, autonomous water-carrying gliders and, within a few years, satellite systems to provide an early bushfire detection and suppression system.

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