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Natural Disasters and Aid Delivery

When disaster strikes there are always complaints that authorities didn’t act quick enough in providing aid and in locating survivors. Drones are already in use in these situations and there is hope that they could come to the rescue of millions of people in years to come. Following the Haiti earthquake, the US government searched for survivors and assisted with some aid delivery using their unmanned copters. But there are plans to ramp this up from non government players, like the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. They are partnering with a U.S based company that can deliver critical life-saving items to isolated areas – the Foundation also has plans to revolutionize vaccine delivery in third world countries through drones.

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Natural Disasters and Aid Delivery
Natural Disasters and Aid Delivery

Search and Rescue

A group called Flyability won the Drones for Good competition this year thanks to their design of a “collision proof” search and rescue drone. This could be a game changer for the emergency response teams that use countless resources, time and money to find people lost in the bush and in treacherous mountainous terrain. The key to this little drone is that it can fit into tight spaces and avoid obstacles when searching. Working with emergency response teams, the group have now put their $1 million in prize money into development of the product.

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Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue
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