Midwestern Nonprofit Will Support UAV Industry

A new Ohio-based organization, Drone Research Inc., has formed in order to partner with researchers and nonprofits to promote the usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for conservation, agriculture, environmental research, disaster, and search and rescue applications.

‘Although we are a new nonprofit, we are ready to help many people and nonprofit environmental groups,’ says Ashley Krutko, CEO of Drone Research.

The organization will focus on sharing with stakeholders knowledge of building and using low-cost UAVs – first and foremost, in the farming community. Drone Research will offer farmers free aerial views and photos of their growing areas, thereby saving the farmers many hours of work and making it easy for them to decide what actions must be taken to ensure better crops.

A second initial area of focus will be in helping find missing persons. With a UAV in the air, search/rescue teams can ‘cover and view the same areas as a helicopter, but for pennies on the dollar,’ the group says.

For more details about Drone Research and its work, send an email to ashleyceo@droneresearch.org.

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