One question every drone-flyer has to ask is how they are going to land the thing. One famous architect is taking steps to change that in one city in Africa.
Lord Norman Foster, a British architect who has built several famous buildings in his home country, is building a “droneport” in Rwanda, reports the UK Telegraph. The droneport would, in theory, be used to help transport supplies like medicine throughout the country.
“There will be about 2.2 billion people in Africa by 2050, or 1 in 4 inhabitants of the planet will be African. How can their infrastructure even think about keeping up with this expansion?” Foster told the Telegraph.
One example of how the drones could be used? Water. If a water pump breaks in a remote village, it can take serious time for a replacement to get out to it. With a fleet of drones housed at the droneport, that time could be seriously cut down.
For more on how the droneport will work, head to the Telegraph.