Researchers develop rough terrain rescue drone that navigates forest trails better than a human

It could prove a boon to the thousands of hikers and climbers who become lost or injured on some distant forest trail or remote hillside. Meticulous Swiss researchers have developed a rescue drone which can autonomously recognize and follow passageways through the undergrowth and rough terrain, using sophisticated artificial intelligence. The scientists ultimately envision an entire fleet of the rescue drones “able to swarm forests in search of missing people” – working right alongside their human counterparts. Find an intriguing high-definition video of the new drone in action here “While drones flying at high altitudes are already being used commercially, drones cannot yet fly autonomously in complex environments, such as dense forests. In these environments, any little error may result in a crash, and robots need a powerful brain in…


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