• Ram AvtarEmail author
  • Teiji Watanabe


This chapter gives an introduction to the brief history, development, and state-of-the-art technology used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with their application in the fields of agriculture and environment. The chapter also outlines the structure of book consisting of several chapters, each of which is authored by researchers working in their respective fields throughout their research career. The contributing authors are an amalgam of academicians, researchers, industry professionals, and users of such technology. The research areas considered in the case studies of this book cover diverse land from different countries and regions. This chapter summarizes the structure and approach toward the use of UAVs in an attempt to tackle the various challenges and issues faced in the use of UAVs.


UAV Remote sensing Precision agriculture Drone Multi-sensor 3D model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Environmental Earth ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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