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Drones and Robots to Save Lives: Smart Emergency Response System (SERS) Demonstration

University of North Texas researchers worked with emergency agencies across Texas to test their system's ability to quickly establish emergency communications in disaster drills and exercises. In May 2015, working with researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Austin Fire Department, they demonstrated how UAVs can establish aerial communication in a search-and-rescue operation, providing emergency responders with the aerial views they need to direct robots to find victims quickly and transmitting video streams of survivors to control centers.

Credit: Yan Wan and Shengli Fu, University of North Texas

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