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A drone with a camera can be bought in any toy store. Many of them have a built-in microphone and some of them can even pick up odours. But actually taking immediate action on the basis of what it makes visible, audible or smelling, that was quite difficult until now. Saxion University of Applied Sciences wants to change this with a subsidy of €1 million which the school has received for their contribution to the MARS4Earth project.

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