MU professor developing integrated drones to predict spread of wildfires

January 22, 2019

What makes wildfires so dangerous is their unpredictability, according to MU researcher Ming Xin.

“Currently, the (nation’s) firefighting, or fire management system, is not very effective and efficient,” said Xin, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. “One of the main issues is we cannot predict where fires spread.”

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