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Operational Study of Drone Spraying Application for the Disinfection of Surfaces against the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 7, 2021
González Jorge, H., González de Santos, L.M., Fariñas Álvarez, N., et al.

This work evaluates the possibilities of using unmanned aircraft systems for disinfection tasks.

“As It Is Africa, It Is Ok”? Ethical Considerations of Development Use of Drones for Delivery in Malawi

March 1, 2021
Ning Wang

Based on a field study conducted in 2019, this article investigates how drones are used for medical supply delivery in Malawi—a country where the community is underserved for healthcare and related infrastructure underdeveloped, while airspace is largely open and regulations generally relaxed.

UPDWG Webinar

Ethics in drone design: from academia to industry?

February 18, 2021
UPDWG featuring Dylan Cawthorne

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Drone privacy laws from around the world

January 18, 2021

To see how drones are being regulated around the world, Surfshark complied data on drone-related legislation for 210 countries.

Protecting Ghana’s Election: Instant Agility With Zipline’s Autonomous Delivery Network

January 12, 2021

A case study on how Ghana leveraged the Zipline autonomous delivery network to distribute >18,000 face masks to poll workers in less than a day’s notice.

Public acceptance of drone applications in a highly urbanized environment

December 22, 2020
B. C. Lim, G. Park, K. H. Low, et al.

Building on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) model, this paper examined public perceptions of drone application in the South East Asian city state, Singapore.

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How COVID-19 is Accelerating the Use of Emerging Technologies

December 10, 2020

This webinar reviews some of the key digital innovations we have seen play an increasing role this year, including Artificial Intelligence and big data trends in e-health, innovations in social and behavior change communication, and new use cases for drones.

The Future of the Drone Economy

December 1, 2020
Levitate Capital

A comprehensive analysis of the economic potential, market opportunities, and strategic considerations in the drone economy.

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Market considerations to accelerate medical drone delivery at scale

November 16, 2020

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Drones in International Development: Innovating the Supply Chain to Reach Patients in Remote Areas

October 27, 2020

Final project report from the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management drones for HIV/AIDS commodity delivery project in North Malawi.