by Samuel Bendett
On 22 Jan in Washington, D.C., TIDES took part in an IREX-sponsored event called Drones for Development which brought together specialists, practitioners, and scientists from the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, private sector, and non-profit organizations to discuss rapid advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and system developments, policy challenges, and potential application in the developing world. Following four presentations, participants brainstormed on applications of micro to midsized UAVs in domestic and civilian environments. They also discussed potential policy challenges and logistical hurdles surrounding UAVs.
- Flying Donkey Challenge – $2 Million
- Wildlife UAV Conservation Challenge – $65,000
- Drone Social Innovation Award – $10,000
Also, don’t forget to review and add to the Drones Resource Document for your continued topical explorations.
Samuel Bendett is a Research Analyst (Domestic Disaster Response) for the TIDES Project at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy in National Defense University