Surprising Roles of Drones

October 10, 2018 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
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Explore the innovative ways drones are saving lives

You’ve heard of drone photography and drone pizza delivery, but did you know that drones are also being used to save lives and preserve the natural environment? Advances in drone technology have allowed us to reach places and help people even in the most remote areas of the world. In this lecture, John Petersen of Air Shepherd and Will Hetzler of Zipline will discuss how their organizations are using drone technology for humanitarian purposes. Discover how Air Shepherd uses drones, flying silently at night over the African savannahs and forests, to locate and drive off poachers who are destroying the continent’s fragile elephant and rhinoceros populations.  Petersen will discuss how Air Shepherd, an initiative of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, helps preserve the environment through the judicious use of new technology.

Learn about Zipline, which creates and operates drones to deliver life-saving medical products such as vaccines, medicines, and blood to remote regions around the world. Explore how founder and chief operating officer Will Hetzler has expanded drone technology into a critical humanitarian service to provide medical supplies reliably and affordably to those in need.

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