Disaster drones crowdsource a search and rescue team
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Drones are rapidly moving into the field of human rescue, and we have already seen new developments aiming to make quadcopters more effective at mountain rescues, and extra large carrier drones developed to evacuate the wounded from dangerous combat zones. Now aeroSee is looking to improve the speed at which aid is brought to survivors in disaster zones or during search and rescue. The project is combining drones that take photographs with human volunteer spotters. First, a team of drones explore an area taking pictures. The pictures are then geotagged and online virtual volunteers scour the pictures for signs of people.…
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