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Robotic cartographers created these colorful cave maps
Two new videos from the DARPA Subterranean Challenge reveal underground spaces—as charted by robots.
This drone knows precisely where to drop a life-saving raft
Some drones deploy weapons. This one drops rescue equipment to people stranded out at sea.
What it’s like to rescue someone at sea from a Coast Guard helicopter
Incidents tend to rise in the summer. We flew in a big MH-60T chopper and watched dramatic practice scenarios unfold first-hand.
A new microwave scanner can track moving objects through walls, Superman-style
A new multipurpose technology could locate people trapped in burning buildings, or even speeding junk hurtling through space.
How rescue specialists search for survivors in collapsed buildings
In disasters like Miami, urban search and rescue experts employ resources such as cameras, microphones, and dogs as they work on the pile.
This drone can detect human screams. What could go wrong?
The research is intended for search and rescue applications. But tech like this has potential for abuse.
Robotic noses could be the future of disaster rescue—if they can outsniff search dogs
If researchers can crack the chemistry, the applications are numerous.
A Drone Assistant For Search-And-Rescue Workers
Elios wins million-dollar "Drones For Good" competition
Brilliant 10: Alper Bozkurt Turns Animals Into First Responders
His "cyberdogs" may save lives
Military Drone Looks For Missing School Teacher
A hunter looks for someone who actually wants to be found