Small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) being developed by BCB International, a South Wales-based maker of survival and protective equipment, will be used for water-sampling research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Wales Online reports that the remote-controlled UAS, which have a “flip and dip system” for landing on water and collecting samples, will be used by MIT’s SENSEable City Lab for analysis.
BCB's UAS, which were initially designed to throw survival kits into waters after a ship disaster, weigh in at under one pound and measure a little over three feet across.
The two reportedly formed the partnership when the Wales government joined MIT’s International Liason Program.
The full Wales Online report can be found here.