‘Hunter drone’ that flies at night could be used to find gemstone deposits

MINING.COM | Researchers at The University of Hong Kong co-developed an autonomous ‘hunter drone’ that seeks out targets at night using a scanning laser. The mechanism could effectively be used to find new mineral deposits.


In a paper published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution, the scientists explain that the application of laser-stimulated fluorescence (LSF) to an aerial system is possible because of the laser’s ability to project over great distances with little loss in power. 


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