Photo credit: Anders Sandström & Engin Güzel (Umeå Institute of Design)
Surveying a forest can be quite the task, whether it be on foot or in the air, but the Humal Forestry Drone aims to make things a lot easier. It’s compact enough to be carried in a bag, but if you’re already weighed down with gear, you can simply strap it to your chest. To use, just detach it from the dock and at the push of a button, it can be deployed just about anywhere. Boasting three hubless propellers, it can easily maneuver through tight spaces and treetops, while multiple cameras can record footage from all angles. Read more for additional pictures and information.
“Designed to aid forest planners with documenting every aspect of the forest, the Humla helps in completing menial tasks, like marking borders and protected areas. I suppose it could extend its use further and also be used as a forest patrol drone, to help rangers take care of their forests! When not in use, the Humla docks on a chest-mounted power-pack which charges it,” reports Yanko Design.