In Switzerland emergency centres respond to about 1,000 to calls about hikers lost or injured in the forests annually, according to the University of Zurich. But research the university has completed, in collaboration with Università della Svizzera italiana and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, may help speed up the search and rescue process.
The Austin Fire Department is embarking on a pilot project together with leaders in research and industry to explore the feasibility of the use of robotics in real-time emergency incident management. The goal is ultimately to enhance firefighter safety and the effectiveness of the emergency response capabilities it provides to its citizens. Continue reading
“The unmanned aviation center will help improve the quality of monitoring and raise the level of crisis response,” he said. The minister said drones would be used for aerial surveying to establish precise coordinated of emergency situation, damaned facilities, epicenters of wildfires and man-caused fires. Apart from that, in his words, drones would be used to monitor the flood situation and ice cloggings. Continue reading
Austin Fire Department is showing off one of their new tools — aimed at helping keep people safe – their unmanned aerial vehicle, more commonly known as a “drone.” Since drones are a popular holiday gift item, they say it’s important to know the rules beforehand, and check with the FAA. Continue reading
A technology firm has developed a small robot module that clips on to any small drone and can be used to search for survivors from the air in a disaster zone. Continue reading
In five months of operation, the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) saved over 8.800 lives in the Mediterranean. By spotting and monitoring distressed vessels, Schiebel’s Unmanned Air System CAMCOPTER S-100 assisted in the rescue and contributed significantly to the success of the mission.
Olaeris, a manufacturer of next-generation, civilian Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), announced that Macon-Bibb, Georgia, will become the first in the United States to install a county-wide network of their AEVA unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform routine, robotic 911 emergency response. AEVA stands for Aerial-Electric-Virtual-Assistant. Continue reading