Planting Trees with Drones AirSeed
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby
Smart tech and engineering firm CAL International has formed a partnership with Australian green tech company AirSeed Technologies for a major climate change project that will employ aerial platform technology with the goal of planting 100 million trees by 2024. The partners have designed and engineered a seed pod delivery system for AirSeed’s existing delivery platform. Utilizing artificial and data intelligence, the AirSeed drone is a payload and delivery system that determines target areas using GPS coordinates before launching carbon pods at the ground at a rate of two-per-second.
These pods are then identified on the mapping system in accordance with the flight path, taking into account wind conditions and other variables at the date of planting, allowing the drone to return via the same route to record…