Training exercises took place in Kent, where the Sky News team joined he National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA). For experiments they used a new drone.
British Search and Rescue Dog Team tested a new flying robot to see how it could find missing people.
Training exercises took place in Kent, where the Sky News team joined the National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA). For experiments they used a new drone.
The drone is fitted with camera so that the process of searching people would be much easier. Volunteers can get video of high quality before they send search dogs to find the person.
According to James Dunn, NSARDA Kent head, those videos would give a view of obstacles that dogs are to face while searching for people. He also said that open field could be examined really quickly.
Every year about 200,000 people are missing in the United Kingdom, so drones may be really useful while finding those people. In Chile, drones were used to help lifeguards to drop life preservers to people. Some drones are even useful in disaster recovery scenarios. Stanford University’s scientists have created a drone which can move through spaces which cannot be reached easily so that is a great benefit in disaster recovery situations.
According to co-developer Amanda Stowers, they need more drones which can move in cluttered room. She said that when some building collapsed, they would not be able to fly through it without difficulties.
During the experiments in Kent, volunteers had to hide their victims, then after it the drone flied to that area, sent footage and search dogs had to find the person.
James told that was a great step in using new technologies to save someone’s life. Now he is expecting to see waterproof and night-vision drones to try out.