Researchers from the SETI Institute and Astrobotic Technology have demonstrated a way that astronauts may be able to map Martian caves using a Lidar-equipped drone that can travel autonomously without GPS.
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The SETI Institute and Astrobotic Technology, Inc. are announcing the successful mapping in 3D of the interior of an ice-rich lava tube in Iceland using a LiDAR-equipped drone.

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A host of regulatory issues have slowed the progress of drone-delivery companies but they are making some progress and lots of tests are underway.

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Drone footage shows the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

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