Team Devising Way to Analyze Images from Drone Footage

Team Devising Way to Analyze Images from Drone Footage

This photo illustration shows how a drone captures aerial video of a farm. A Mizzou research team is devising a way to pull high-resolution images from that video footage automatically. Imagine being able to assess the health of a single plant in the middle of a field by automatically analyzing a photo of it. The [...]
IT Program Tackles Drone Technologies

IT Program Tackles Drone Technologies

When you want a cloud-computing service at work, you call IT. But who do you contact to integrate a company drone into daily operations? That may not be an everyday problem now, but unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) are quickly becoming a reality for many businesses. And that’s where the Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering [...]
Aerial Reconnaissance

Aerial Reconnaissance

Currently, when the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to keep track of the waterfowl population in the state or monitor wetlands for invasive plant species, they send a natural resource manager into the field to do a manual count, which is very labor intensive and not very accurate. Other methods to monitor bird populations […]

Two computer science faculty members tabbed for expert comment

A pair of computer science faculty members recently were called upon for expert comment by several media outlets. Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam was quoted in several stories dealing with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the websites of the City of Columbia and KOMU TV, and Associate Professor Kannappan Palaniappan was quoted in a pair of stories dealing with the use of drones for image detection and mapping.

Drones take journalism to new heights

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a journalism drone! When a news outlet wants aerial footage of traffic or scenery, they have to use a helicopter or plane. But with the collaborative efforts of the Missouri Drone Journalism Program, a new option may be available.

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