Drone research takes off at Maynooth

Dr Tim McCarthy of Maynooth University tests out a drone

By 2020 the civilian drone market could be worth between $5 billion to $15 billion, so it’s hardly surprising that the number of drone patents filed in recent years has risen exponentially. Dr Tim McCarthy and his research team at the National Centre for Geocomputation at Maynooth University are ensuring that Ireland isn’t behind the research curve.

“Our core drone research infrastructure is funded by Science Foundation Ireland [SFI] and we also have ...