Lost in the wild? Smart drones can help search for you!

The drone used by the Swiss researchers, observes the environment through a pair of small cameras, similar to those used in smartphones.LONDON: Swiss scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software to teach a drone to autonomously recognise and follow forest trails to help rescue teams accelerate the search for people lost in the wild.”While drones flying at high altitudes are already being used commercially, drones cannot yet fly autonomously in complex environments such as dense forests,” said professor Davide Scaramuzza from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.”In these environments, any little error may result in a crash, and robots need a powerful brain in order to make sense of the complex world around them,” professor Scaramuzza added in a paper that appeared in the journal IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.The…

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