MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A pair of hobbyists who build and pilot unmanned aerial drones will talk about the technology and help with some research work during a visit to Morgantown.
West Virginia University's Natural Resource Analysis Center is hosting the founders of the Roswell Flight Test Crew on Monday.
Drones have thermal sensors, cameras, and video transmitters. That makes them a privacy concern to some people.
But they could help researchers map and measure West Virginia's natural resources.
Researcher Paul Kinder says the drone makers will learn from WVU about Geographic Information Systems and advanced mapping techniques while visiting.
Afterward, they will deploy a drone to collect thermal imaging data and video for a mapping project at WVU, and for a wildlife census along Upper Shavers Fork River in Randolph and Pocahontas counties.