No doubt, it is not easy to find out and rescue people after any disaster, whether a natural disaster like a flood or earthquake or a human-caused one like a mass shooting or bombing. It is not possible to help people in these circumstances so easily. Nothing but only drones can help us in searching and rescuing.
Autonomous Drones Can Search & Rescue After Disasters
Drones are so useful and are helping in the recovery after any disaster, but most require individual pilots, who fly them by remote control. However, that limits how quickly rescuers can view an entire affected area, and can delay actual aid from reaching victims. The autonomous drones can be more helpful in these type of situations.
Autonomous drones can cover more area more fastly, but they will only be more effective if they are able on their own to help rescuers identify people in need of an emergency.
Scientists at the University of Dayton Vision Lab has stated that:
we are working on developing systems that can help spot people or animals – especially ones who might be trapped by fallen debris. Our technology mimics the behavior of a human rescuer, looking briefly at wide areas and quickly choosing specific regions to focus in on, to examine more closely.
We all know that disaster areas are often cluttered with downed trees, collapsed buildings, and torn-up roads. So it is not easy to spot victims in need of rescue.