Airborne Robots to be Used in Predicting Weather Patterns
December 30, 2008
As winter sets in with a vengeance in New England, the weather is once again foremost in people’s minds. Damage prevention and safe, efficient travel are among the many reasons why more accurate weather prediction would be a valuable technology to develop. MIT researchers, including Professor Nick Roy, are working to solve this problem using the innovative solution of robotic aircraft.
Under the plan, unmanned aircraft flying in teams would gather information from multiple data points at the same time, allowing for a more nuanced and efficient way of understanding the most likely outcome for a weather system. To read more about the specifics of the project, click here.