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Male


Location

Washington, DC


About Me:

Executive Director of WeRobotics 17+ years in humanitarian technology 5+ years applying aerial robotics in humanitarian and health projects in dozens of countries


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

WeRobotics has Flying Labs in 22+ countries around the world that use aerial, marine and terrestrial robotics in humanitarian, health, development and environmental projects.


Hometown:

Lausanne


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Patrick Meier posted a blog post
We’ve given this professional training to dozens of international and national disaster management organizations during the past half-decade. We’ve also run this training for both new and highly experienced drone pilots in dozens of countries around…
May 26
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
We don’t have all the answers, but we do have serious questions about some of the applications that several drone companies and others are promoting in response to COVID-19. Some of these applications need to be debunked. This is what we've done…
Apr 14
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
We're seeking a cargo drone partner for a Gates Foundation Project with the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization in Cameroon. Grateful if you could help us share this opportunity: http://bit.ly/2OUh6Av
Oct 17, 2019
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
Over 150 cargo drone flights have delivered over 1,000 patient samples from 8 remote health facilities to 2 regional hospitals for rapid testing. The best part? The deliveries are being run entirely by Nepali drone pilots & Nepali health experts.…
Oct 11, 2019
Patrick Meier commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Affordable cargo drone now available after testing in 3 countries
"Thanks Chris, yup you're 100% correct -- I'm clearly not the engineer on the team ; )"
Sep 12, 2019
Patrick Meier commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Affordable cargo drone now available after testing in 3 countries
"Thanks Chris, they're simple QR codes for precision landing on the rooftops of clinics and hospitals. They're made locally using locally available materials. In some cases, for example, Flying Labs have simply painted the code on the rooftops of…"
Sep 12, 2019
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
Want this affordable, locally operable and repairable cargo drone? Flyings Labs are using this drone in Nepal, Fiji and the Dominican Republic to deliver medicines, patient samples and more. Like any drone, there are trade-offs, of course. It's a…
Sep 12, 2019
Patrick Meier commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Unusual Solvers Competition on Drones/AI: Over $200K in prizes
"Thanks for your kind feedback, DJ. 

As you'll have noted from reading the post, the challenges are linked in the above post (see UnusualSolvers.org). As you'll have noted from reading the above post, the challenges are primarily geared towards…"
Jun 19, 2019
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
Dear All, We've just launched an international competition in partnership with the Omidyar Network and would very much value your kind help in sharing this new opportunity far and wide. As the name -- Unusual Solvers -- suggests, we are not looking…
Jun 19, 2019
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
Local drone experts, entrepreneurs and engineers from 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania have signed this Charter on Equal Opportunity & Inclusion regarding the use of drones for social good such as humanitarian aid, public…
Jun 6, 2019
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
More on this project and next steps here.
Jun 3, 2019
Patrick Meier commented on Patrick Meier's blog post New: Online course on Cargo Drones in Public Health
"Thanks Sander!"
Apr 11, 2019
Patrick Meier commented on yangdaonline's blog post Long flying time drone: 61 minutes with 2KG payload
"Thanks for sharing, what's the total cost of this solution?"
Apr 3, 2019
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
Dear All,We're pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our newest online course, which several colleagues at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have already taken. The course draws on the collective lessons…
Apr 3, 2019
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
We're pleased to announce the launch of the WeRobotics Online Training Institute and our first course on Drones in Humanitarian Action. We'd be very grateful for your help in forwarding this new opportunity to your contacts. Commercial drones, or…
Apr 18, 2018
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Jan 11, 2018
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