To imagine future agricultural drones

Robotic jellyfish drone [Cyanea Machina]


Vincent Fournier

The ‘Robotic jellyfish drone’ is part of the ‘Post Natural History’ project, and, as such, addresses an imaginary future where synthetic biology becomes a mainstream technology. The drone is semi- biological and semi-robot, a hybrid being which serves the agricultural sector. In a scenario where the effects of climate change are unpredictable and severe localised droughts can happen suddenly, this drone would emerge from rivers fully inflated with fresh water, to fly above drought-stricken land and drop water as ordered by agro-monitoring satellites. The 3D model presented here represents the skeleton of a dead drone found in the Rhone Valley in 2057. Courtesy of Acte2 Gallery Paris.

See also ‘Post Natural History’ in the Bio Hackers section.