Will Drones Change the World?





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Published on May 31, 2016

This was my entry to the National Academy of Engineering's E4U3 competition.

Read the full blogpost here:
➢ [EN] http://bit.ly/DroneEntryBlog
➢ [SP] http://bit.ly/DroneEntrada

-- About this Competition --

The theme of this competition is to craft a 1-2 minute video conveying a mega-engineering project. Entries are judged on the creativity of the project and its presentation, on the anticipated breadth of the project's public appeal and interest, and the effectiveness of describing a mega-engineering project and its impact.

Drones have a very mixed reputation - very bad on the military front, and exceedingly popular in the commercial and entertainment sector. As an insect flight researcher I know how much potential they have to become life-changing devices beyond these military and entertainment purposes due to the research being carried out right now.

Flying animals are remarkable, and they can do plenty that our currently engineered vehicles can’t – but by harnessing their ability we can make significant engineering advances. I would love to see a world come true where robotic drones can help us monitor and look after our world, as well as help those in need.


All footage used in this video is either my own, from the public domain, or I own the appropriate license to display and modify the footage.

The introduction animation was made by Cristina de Manuel. All other motion graphics are my own.

Draw Curiosity and drawcuriosity.com is my personal science channel / blog, and is neither a product nor a service.

Directed and Produced by Inés Dawson

Special thanks to:
➢ James Walker - for letting me film him flying the DJI Phantom (and filming me!)
➢ Sally Le Page - for the gorgeous VR goggles footage of me [www.youtube.com/shedscience]
➢ Janet Dawson - for proofreading my script

------Acknowledgements and other links: ------
Art & Design
➢ Channel Art & Character Design: Caro Waro https://www.facebook.com/waroartwork
➢ Intro & Outro Animation: Cristina de Manuel https://www.facebook.com/cristinadema...

➢ Soundtrack: CryoSleepKitten https://soundcloud.com/cryosleepkitten
➢ Intro & Outro: Thastor https://www.youtube.com/user/Thastorc...

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