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Autonomous Self-Charging Drones

The Eagle Eye Drone Has Solar Panels to Charge During Flight

— June 1, 2017 — Tech
One of the biggest issues with drones is that they require recharging after a short amount of time, but the Eagle Eye Drone aims to change this. Designed with solar panels on the top portion, the drone is intended to recharge itself as it flies in order to eliminate the need to land after just a short amount of flight time.

The drone is designed for areas with treacherous terrain in remote locations in order to keep track of how things are looking from a topology standpoint and beyond. This enables the drone to relay information pertaining to trees that might have fallen, how terrain has changed and much more.

The Eagle Eye Drone is the design work of Francois Baptista, Stephane Pietroiusti, Manon Gerard, David Plachez and Gregoire Lauwers.
Trend Themes
1. Autonomous Drones - The trend of autonomous drones with self-charging capabilities is disrupting the drone industry by extending flight time and eliminating the need for manual recharging.
2. Solar-charging Technology - The trend of integrating solar panels into drones for self-charging presents disruptive opportunities in renewable energy and sustainability industries.
3. Remote Sensing and Monitoring - The trend of drones with self-charging capabilities for remote areas is disrupting the industry of landscape analysis and environmental monitoring.
Industry Implications
1. Drone Manufacturing - The industry of drone manufacturing can capitalize on the development and production of autonomous drones with self-charging capabilities.
2. Renewable Energy - Drones with solar-charging technology open up new opportunities in the renewable energy industry for harnessing solar power in innovative ways.
3. Environmental Services - The use of autonomous drones with self-charging capabilities paves the way for disruptive applications in the field of remote sensing and environmental monitoring.
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