Lost in the woods? A drone may find you

Lost in the woods? A drone may find you

Lost in the woods? A drone may find you Each year, hikers and mountain bikers get lost or injured in the wilderness. Search and rescue efforts can involve 20 or more people. But a new “smart” drone can follow hiking trails without a pilot’s assistance. This could allow rescuers to search more efficiently, scientists report. In the United States alone, as many as 34 million hikers hit the trails each year. Some of those trekkers invariably get lost. To find them, a small army of rescuers may scour the woods…

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‘Pooper-scooper’ drone cleans up dog poo so you don’t step in it: Aerial craft searches for animal waste then sends a rolling robot to collect it

'Pooper-scooper' drone cleans up dog poo so you don't step in it: Aerial craft searches for animal waste then sends a rolling robot to collect it Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4362400/Pooper-scooper-drone-designed-clean-dog-poo.html#ixzz4cnnfODPN Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

‘Pooper-scooper’ drone cleans up dog poo so you don’t step in it: Aerial craft searches for animal waste then sends a rolling robot to collect it Pooper : A Dutch startup is set to release a fleet of ‘drones’ to combat the 220 million pounds of dog droppings left on the Netherlands’ streets each year. Called Dogdrones, the vehicles will work together as a team to detect and scoop up the poop. The aerial drone is fitted with cameras and thermal energy technology that transmits GPS coordinates of the feces…

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Build the drone of your dreams

Build the drone of your dreams

Build* the drone of your dreams Drones zoom around almost everywhere these days. Farmers use them to monitor crops. Scientists use them to study hostile places, such as the inside of a volcano. Others fly them as a hobby. But drones of the future may not look like today’s models. But how well will such novel vehicles perform? Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, have created a new computer program that lets users design their own flying machines – and then pretest them. The team debuted details…

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