This training initiative is part of the 2021 call for University Extension Courses at the Municipal Level, organized by the Vice-Rector’s Office for Culture, Social Participation and Campus Ofra and La Palma de the University of La Laguna, with the collaboration of La Guancha City Council, through the Employment and Local Development Agency.
Among the objectives of the course are the acquisition of basic knowledge about drone instrumentation; the variety of sensors and applications; current regulations; the ability to handle small drones, as well as the acquisition of knowledge about themdrone applications in the Canary Islands and, specifically, the possibilities it offers for the municipality of La Guancha and its closest environment.
The course is directed by Santiago Torres, doctor from the ULL since 2008, graduated in Physics and Electronics Engineer
The program includes face-to-face theoretical sessions and a field trip so that students can handle some small drones.
The course is led by Santiago Torres placeholder image, PhD from the ULL since 2008, graduated in Physics and Electronics Engineer. He belongs to the Control Engineering group and has been teaching Robotics since 2004. He has numerous scientific publications in the aforementioned fields, as well as participation in national projects in the fields of process control and robotics.
The use of drones plays a fundamental role in emergency situations such as the one currently experienced in the volcanic eruption of The Palm. In addition, more and more municipalities are investing in the launch of drone units. Last July, the Councilor for Citizen Security and Mobility of Santa Cruz of Tenerife, Evelyn Alonso, announced the upcoming launch of a police drone unit with six qualified agents, two drones and a specialized vehicle.