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How Can Robots Help in Preventing and Managing Wild Fires?

Article written by John Wickes, Vice President at Wickes/arborists™, Robolliance Expert

Wildfires can wreak havoc and cause serious injury and/or death. Firefighters dedicate their lives to protecting others from flames that can occur due to a myriad of reasons, anywhere, at any time. Injuries and casualties, while fighting fires, is the major reason why safety professionals, government agencies, and high-tech companies have come together to create firefighting robots that can perform tasks too risky for people.

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How is technology enabling reforestation to tackle mass scale deforestation?

Article written by John Wickes, Vice President at Wickes/arborists™, Robolliance Expert

Industrial scale deforestation is on the rise. Forests across the world are being wiped off to fend the needs of corporations and individuals alike. Each stakeholder looks out for their own interest without realizing the devastating effects of mass scale deforestation on the ecosystem.

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The Robotic Farming Revolution

Article written by John Wickes, Vice President at Wickes/arborists, Robolliance Expert

With the world population expected to rise to nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050, farmers across the globe are under more pressure than ever to produce the food needed for growth and survival. As the demand for food quantity grows, so too does the demand for variety.

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The Role of Drones in Tree Care

Article written by John Wickes, Vice President at Wickes/arborists, Robolliance Expert

One of the main purposes for Robolliance is to expand one’s mind to the applications robots can have. In my profession, I am experiencing robotics’ impact and its ability to transform how my industry does business.

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The Bark is No Worse From the Byte

Article written by John Wickes, Vice President of sales at Wickes Arborists, Robolliance Expert

Like robots are hitting the security scene today, arborist saw the entry of the personal and portable computer, and a device called a sonic tomograph. Professor Roy F. Pellrin took the concept of the woodpecker, looking for insects, and created sensors, that could be attached to a tree.

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