Researchers have programmed drones to be able to construct a rope bridge that could save lives in the aftermath of a natural disaster
Researchers have programmed three quadcopter drones to self-assemble a bridge using ropes.
The structure measures 7.4 metres long, consists of nine rope segments for a total rope length of about 120 metres and is able to hold an adult, something which has the potential to save lives in the event of a natural disaster.
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A 2-year-old girl who wandered away from her home with two family dogs was found hours later asleep in the woods using one as a furry pillow; the other was next to her keeping her safe.
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- Stranded Motorist Effects Own Rescue Using A Drone And A Cell Phoneon September 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Note that the image above is a reenactment by the Search and Rescue team; it’s not clear how the resourceful motorist rigged up the drone, but we’re going to guess duct tape was involved.
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- Drones Can Be Even More Effective for Search and Rescueon August 25, 2023 at 2:22 pm
For drones to reach their full potential in rescue scenarios, they need to be kept aloft longer. One technology that can accomplish that comes in the form of hydrogen power — a technology that ...
- Harrowing drone video shows trapped cable car passengers clinging for their lives before rescueon August 24, 2023 at 6:57 am
Hair-raising drone video shows six children and two adults ... were finally saved from the 16-hour vertiginous ordeal in a rescue operation involving helicopters and military commandos.
- Drone Captures Terrifying Close-Up Footage of People Trapped in Pakistan Cable Car Before Rescue: Watchon August 24, 2023 at 6:27 am
All eight people, including six children, were rescued from the cable car on Tuesday PRATEEK KUMAR/AFP via Getty Images A drone has captured ... after a lengthy rescue operation, authorities ...
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