Searchandrescue

07.02.15
Drone helps rescue trapped rafters
07.02.15

Drone helps rescue trapped rafters

Drones aren't just useful as scouts and signalers during rescue operations -- they can play a hand...

By J. Fingas,   07.02.15
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10.27.14
Tiny tethered drone gives soldiers a view of the dangers ahead
10.27.14

Tiny tethered drone gives soldiers a view of the dangers ahead

Drones already give troops valuable data about enemies and devastated areas, but the existing vehi...

By J. Fingas,   10.27.14
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09.26.14
Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone
09.26.14

Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone

Everyone has different ideas on what the perfect search-and-rescue robot is, and for a University...

By M. Moon,   09.26.14
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08.05.14
These robots have x-ray vision, thanks to WiFi
08.05.14

These robots have x-ray vision, thanks to WiFi

These robots from the labs of a University of California, Santa Barbara professor might not be abl...

By M. Moon,   08.05.14
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08.19.13
JPL's RoboSimian flexes its robot muscles, haunts your nightmares (video)
08.19.13

JPL's RoboSimian flexes its robot muscles, haunts your nightmares (video)

Not content on landing several rovers on the surface of Mars, NASA's JPL team's been working on mo...

By M. Joire,   08.19.13
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07.24.13
AeroSee uses drones for mountain rescue, wants you to join the search
07.24.13

AeroSee uses drones for mountain rescue, wants you to join the search

The woods may be lovely, dark and deep, but they're also dangerously unpredictable. That's why the...

By M. Grey,   07.24.13
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03.21.12
Robot jellyfish feeds on its surroundings, looks for a job in underwater surveillance
03.21.12

Robot jellyfish feeds on its surroundings, looks for a job in underwater surveillance

We've seen plenty of robots inspired by nature, but this robot jellyfish developed by researchers...

By D. Melanson,   03.21.12
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05.20.11
Eurocopter X3 hybrid sets new speed record of 430km/h, readies for next search and rescue mission
05.20.11

Eurocopter X3 hybrid sets new speed record of 430km/h, readies for next search and rescue mission

See that chopper right there? That's the Eurocopter X3, and as of last week, it can cruise at m...

By D. Wollman,   05.20.11
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05.11.11
Sand-swimming robot gets vertical manipulation via doorstop-shaped head (video)
05.11.11

Sand-swimming robot gets vertical manipulation via doorstop-shaped head (video)

So it looks like a half-stuffed sock -- and it is, sort of -- but this sandfish-inspired search a...

By C. Trout,   05.11.11
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