Drone technology combined with native coated seeds will revolutionize the efficiency of ecosystem restoration. We created a set of open sourcetools, to use drones for sowing seedballs of wild seeds with efficient microorganisms for ecological restoration,making easier the seeding at industrial scale and low cost.
Drones can analyze the terrain and sow with precision hectares in minutes. Sowing a combination of thousands of trees and herbaceous for carbon fixation, turning every seed into a winner, making green large-scale landscapes at low cost, with the power of open-source and digital fabrication.
We share this technology to individuals, ecologist teams and restoration organizationsaround the world, for dramatically improve the traditional forest seeding.
Dronecoria represents a new area of symbiotic devices, produced by biological and technological processes, revealing the potential impact of interaction between ecologies and robotic systems on critical environments. Relies on mechanisms borrowed from cybernetics, robotics and permaculture, to sow seeds from affordable wooden made drones. Allowing accurately positioning of each new seedling, increasing the chance of survival.
- Total weight without payload: 9,7Kg.
- Flying time without payload: 41min.
- Maximum payload: 10kg of seeds.
- Autonomy: Can sow in autopilot one hectare in 10 minutes, around 5 seeds by square meter, with a speed of 5 m/s.
- Production cost: 1961,75 US$
All files are licensed with Creative Commons BY-SA, this perfectly allow to make profit with this project (please do it!) You only are required to give us attribution (dronecoria.org), and if you made any improvement, you should share it with the same license.