Virtual Reality in Agriculture, Now We’re Talkin’
Article Source: Air Soc
There has been a lot of buzz around drones in agriculture over the last few years. Companies are racing to equip themselves with faster systems, that can fly longer and process data faster.
There have been discussions about the benefits of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index), and how farmers are using it to help detect disease, nitrogen or water shortages, and pest infestations among other things.
You can see a wide variety of crop ailments with this data, but the sticking point is that a farmer or agronomist then has to physically go to various locations in the crop to “ground truth” them, to find out what is really going on.
Well, there is one company that is doing things a little bit differently! Matthew Johnson, owner of M3 Aerial Productions decided that it would be a good idea to combine the relatively new technologies of Virtual Reality and Drones, by retrofitting his UAV with a camera that sees everywhere. Johnson uses a 360fly 4k video camera that records 360 degrees horizontally, and 270 degrees vertically.
“The only thing you can’t see with the camera is the camera itself!” Continue reading about VR in AG…