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CEBE takes prize for trying to save rainforest

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 04 NOVEMBER 2019
CEBE takes prize for trying to save rainforest

A CEBE team won the BJSS prize for the Best Use of Artificial Intelligence at Hack the Midlands 4.0, a 24-hour hackathon or coding event that took place in Millennium Point on Saturday 26 October!

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Motivated by recent wildfires in the Amazon and an article about drones being used to plant trees across the United States, Senior Lecturer in Computer Games Programming, Carlo Harvey; Lecturer in Software Development and Web Programming Richard Davies and Student Success Advisor Nathan Dewell, developed an autonomous virtual drone for their entry.

The drone scans virtual terrain and plants tree saplings in areas identified as being deforested to tackle the current problem of deforestation.

Pictured: (left to right) BJSS representative Andrew Squire, other prize winner Kimaya Garg, Nathan Dewell, Richard Davies and Carlo Harvey.

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