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Drones can determine the shape of a room by listening #drone #droneday

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More exemples of tech learning from the natural world. Researchers are developing drones that navigate with sound waves, similar to bats!

Via Phys.org:

In a paper publishing next week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry, Mireille Boutin and Gregor Kemper attempt to reconstruct the shape of a room using first-order echoes received by four microphones attached to a drone. The microphones are aligned in a rigid configuration and do not lie in a common plane. Placing microphones on a drone—rather than independently throughout the room—reveals new areas of application.

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