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In recent years, the global population has grown rapidly, but the food production is slower than population growth. In this background, aging agricultural labor population and lack of human resources in Taiwan are the main reasons for limiting the increase in production. In order to overcome the above-mentioned problems, the concept of Industry 4.0 has been introduced into the agriculture in recent years. On the basis of traditional production mode, artificial intelligence (AI) was used to replace the human labor and improve production efficiency. Among AI, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is one of the most important development projects.

In response to the government's new policy for drones, the Apex Agricultural Intelligence (AAI) Laboratory in College of Bio-Resources & Agriculture at National Taiwan University, held a five-day training course for drone certification. The course includes introduction ofdrones and basic flight principles to later aviation meteorology and aviation law. The all-inclusive course highlights the need for cross-domain integration of drone applications.

The week's intensive training not only allowed us to have a basic understanding of drones from scratch, but also found that the operation of drones requires a considerable amount of flying hours in order to become familiar with several coaches, and the acquisition of drone driving licenses It's not easy, and there are heavy responsibilities for operating a drone. Thanks to the great support from GEOSAT Aerospace & Technology Inc. We hope that more students can participate in this course, which can be one of the key steps in the gradual move towards agriculture 4.0.