Search and Rescue Drones to Find Lost Forest Hikers

Search and Rescue drones to use autonomous car tech to find lost forest hikers  Drones are already being used by the emergency services to help locate missing people. But in forests the densely packed trees can interfere with the drones’ GPS connection, making their performance unreliable. In a bid to fix this, a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute […]

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Lincoln Laboratory Assesses Destruction in Puerto Rico

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Lincoln Laboratory team’s lidar data will allow FEMA to be better prepared if another hurricane strikes the island. by Rowena Lindsay In the wake of a disaster, responding agencies need to assess damage quickly in order to figure out where to focus their efforts and where debris might block rescue crews. Adam Norige, associate leader of MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Humanitarian […]

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