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Advanced Drone Operations Toolkit: Accelerating the Drone Revolution
World Economic Forum
The goal of this toolkit is to enable regulators to learn from the innovative policy experiments occurring around the world and empower them to adopt these new governance models that accelerate the promise of drones for all.
Review of Potential Ecological Impacts of Peaceful Robotic Drone Use and Policy Implications for Developing Countries
Emmanuel Teryila Tyokumbar
How might the potential ecological impacts of peaceful or civilian robotic drone use impact policy in developing countries? This history of what are today known as drones begins in the late 16th century and shines light on today
The Economic and Operational Value of Using Drones to Transport Vaccines
Leila A. Haidari, Shawn T. Brown, Marie C. Ferguson, Emily Bancroft, Marie L. Spiker, Allen J. Wilcox, Ramya Ambikapathi, Vidya Sampath, Diana L. Connor, Bruce C. Y. Lee
The use of drones could increase vaccine availability and decrease costs in a wide range of settings and circumstances, as long as the drones are used frequently enough
Drones in Humanitarian Action: A guide to unmanned airborne systems in humanitarian crises
D. Soesilo, P. Meier, A. Lessard-Fontaine, J. Du Plessis and C. Stuhlberger
Drones offer various strengths and weaknesses in different scenarios, whether gather information, transporting cargo, or taking part in search and rescue
USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Landscape Analysis
Who are the various actors, and what are the objectives and lessons learned, from the use of drones in a development context?
Evaluation of the Business Cases for Cargo Drones in Humanitarian Action
This qualitative study, featuring 18 expert interviews from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), takes a closer look at the business feasibility of cargo drones in humanitarian interventions
Energy Use and Life cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Drones for Commercial Package Delivery
Joshuah K. Stolaroff, Constantine Samaras, Emma R. O'Neill, Alia Lubers, Alexandra S. Mitchell, Daniel Ceperley
The use of drones to deliver commercial packages is poised to become a new industry, significantly shifting energy use in the freight sector
What Should You Deliver by Unmanned Aerial Systems?
Chris Wright, Sidharth Rupani, Kameko Nichols, Yasmin Chandani, Matiko Machagge
As more low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) explore ways to improve efficiency and performance in their public health supply chains and diagnostics networks, they face myriad choices about how best to use unmanned aerial systems
A Comparative Analysis of the Environmental Benefits of Drone-Based Delivery Services in Urban and Rural Areas
Seung-Jun Shin, Jungyub Woo, Sudarsan Rachuri, Prita Meilanitasari
Drones used as delivery vehicles increase mobility and accessibility to remote areas. But what are the environmental impacts of drone versus motorcycle delivery?