Small UAVs can be employed as a useful and highly mobile sensor, especially in remote areas, for applications like precision agriculture and infrastructure inspection. We are building a platform for analytics applications that makes it easy to deploy small UAVs for semi-autonomous data collection and monitoring tasks. We have interest in exploring whether quadrotor drones can enable cities to collect imagery data that can be released to the public under an open license, as well as applications of drones for traffic congestion monitoring and traffic analysis.


Mohammad Alizadeh, Hari Balakrishnan, Arjun Balasingam, Favyen Bastani, Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Songtao He, Ziwen Jiang, Tim Kraska, Sam Madden, Radhika Mittal