Watch: In search of lost people, drones recognize and follow forest trails

When I was eight, I got lost in the woods on a camping trip with my mom. Rangers eventually found me and hiked me out, which is actually kind of miraculous. I was a couple miles from where they assumed I’d be, trudging haplessly through a remote backwoods area on unmarked terrain. A proverbial redheaded needle in a haystack. Every year hundreds of thousand people get lost in the wild worldwide. Some are injured, some have just lost their way. Drones, which are already being used for search and rescue during natural disasters, could make an alluring complement to human rescuers in national parks and wilderness areas. Drones are relatively cheap and could be deployed in large numbers very quickly, reducing response times in situations where every minute counts.But flying…


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