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Peaceful role for drones explored at TED conference

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Unmanned drones, instead of being harbingers of death, should become a vital technological tool in the conservation fight and in delivering vital goods to remote areas, the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh heard Wednesday. 

A Sumatran orangutan in a private zoo on the outskirts of Kandang town in Aceh province on Sumatra island, June 9, 2013. Biologist and science-fiction fan Lian Pin Koh told the TEDGlobal conference about his fleet of environmental drones which have been used to monitor the Orangutan population in the remote Indonesian forest of northern Sumatra.

Biologist and science-fiction fan Lian Pin Koh told the conference about his fleet of environmental drones which have been used to monitor the Orangutan population in the remote Indonesian forest of northern Sumatra.

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