Session: Shifting the Power to Local Drone Experts (Drones for Social Good)
It’s not about the robots, it’s all about humans and access. This sentence perfectly captures the spirit of the network of Flying Labs, which are local knowledge hubs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The goal of Flying Labs is to accelerate the positive impact of humanitarian, health, development, and environmental solutions locally. Flying Labs also expand local markets by creating new jobs and businesses that offer robotics as a service and support local ecosystems.
Through the Flying Labs network, we shift power from the global back to the local by ensuring that local experts with local knowledge and lived experience have the access they want and the leadership opportunities they seek to implement technology for good projects themselves. In the process, they grow local ecosystems while being connected to a global community.
This session will allow you to discover who hides behind the network of Flying Labs as well as the role of WeRobotics -- a non-profit organization I work for -- in this equation.
- Power of Local
- Localized Solutions
- Drone Technology
- Shifting the Power and Equal Opportunities
- Global South
I'm a certified drone pilot with passion and experience. As a Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing graduate, I got introduced to the world of drones, which allowed me to build on my theoretical data-focused academic background. Between the years 2016-2019, I had an opportunity to work as a drone specialist at CERN - the European Organization for Nuclear Research. This incredible experience gave me a lot of motivation and confidence to keep pushing my career further in this direction. I have always been passionate about using technology for good and I am now fulfilling this dream at WeRobotics, where every day feels like a new adventure.