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Rapid Earthquake Relief: UAV Technology May Save Your Life

Rapid Earthquake Relief: UAV Technology May Save Your Life

Researchers at Texas A&M are working on training UAVs to be able to participate in rapid responses to disasters such as chemical spills, earthquakes, collapsed buildings, and tornadoes. Dr. Robin Murphy, professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M, specializes in disaster robotics, and is testing out UAV technology for surveying areas shortly after

Researchers at Texas A&M are working on training UAVs to be able to participate in rapid responses to disasters such as chemical spills, earthquakes, collapsed buildings, and tornadoes. Dr. Robin Murphy, professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M, specializes in disaster robotics, and is testing out UAV technology for surveying areas shortly after accidents. At their 52-acre training facility, they’re seeing how well drones can be used to gather data at close range of disaster drones to assess the damage and relay images to first responders. A demonstration flight can be seen in the video below.

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