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Lost? Send in the Drones and Robots!

Lost? Send in the Drones and Robots! | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Newfangled robots, drones and heartbeat-detecting tech might just save your ass if you disappear.
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excerpt: "Imagery from search-and-rescue aircraft typically can’t be analyzed prior to landing, whereas drones recently approved by the FAA for civilian use now allow visuals to be streamed live. That’s how DEEMI can rely on a volunteer in, say, Ohio to spot a limb in an image before a pilot maneuvers a drone closer to that specific geolocation, saving “days, hours, minutes and, ultimately, lives,” says Bowie, DEEMI’s director."

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Google Earth Saves Kenya’s Maasai Mara Elephants With Drones

Google Earth Saves Kenya’s Maasai Mara Elephants With Drones | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Standing in his flatbed truck, Marc Goss touches “take off” on his iPad 3 and a $300 AR Drone whirs into the air as his latest weapon to fight elephant poachers around Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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“Drones are basically the future of conservation; a drone can do what 50 rangers can do,” said James Hardy, a fourth-generation Kenyan and manager of the Mara North Conservancy. “It’s going to reach a point where drones are on the forefront of poaching. At night time we could use it to pick up heat signatures of poachers, maybe a dead elephant if we’re quick enough.”

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Washington task force meets to discuss drone regulation

Washington task force meets to discuss drone regulation | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A Washington state task force focused on drone regulations met for the first time today to discuss how government agencies can legally use unmanned aerial vehicles. The group was organized after Wash.
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Drones to the rescue

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Drones could soon be used to help find people missing in remote parts of the country.

Via The Robot Launch Pad, Kalani Kirk Hausman
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Robots to the Rescue

Robots to the Rescue | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Roadside bombs in Afghanistan, mines in the Persian Gulf’s shipping lanes, blazing infernos in downtown neighborhoods – danger seemingly lurks around every corner.
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more information: "While UAS grab most of the headlines, unmanned ground vehicles and maritime systems are also making inroads. Systems such as Lockheed Martin’s Squad Mission Support System lighten soldiers’ loads, improve combat readiness and perform critical re-supply and casualty evacuation missions.

At sea, mines can wreak havoc on shipping lanes. Now, unmanned underwater systems will soon replace the ships that sail into these hazardous waters to clear mines. Featuring an unmanned, autonomous Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle, Lockheed Martin’s Remote Minehunting System will provide the primary mine reconnaissance capability for the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures Mission Package."

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33rd Square: NOVA's 'Rise Of The Drones' Opens The Shutters On Lethal Airborne Robotics Technology

33rd Square: NOVA's 'Rise Of The Drones' Opens The Shutters On Lethal Airborne Robotics Technology | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
PBS's NOVA episode “Rise of the Drones”, provides a fascinating look at the technology behind unmanned aircraft and the impact it will have on the future of warfare.
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Google's delivery drones newest front in war with Amazon

Google's delivery drones newest front in war with Amazon | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. (Cool video: Google steps up race in drone delivery.
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Chinese Drones Will Use Genetic Algorithms to Learn to Hunt For Submarines

Chinese Drones Will Use Genetic Algorithms to Learn to Hunt For Submarines | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
RT @melagic_chaos: Chinese Drones Will Use Genetic Algorithms to Learn to Hunt For Submarines http://t.co/srybv96G

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First responders disasters | Homeland Security News Wire

First responders disasters | Homeland Security News Wire | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Electrical engineers have developed telerobotics technology which could make disaster response faster and more efficient. The researchers aim to combine existing “smart” technologies better to serve society during disaster and crisis response. This includes using teleoperated robots for rescues and safety operations; a high-tech dispatch system that gathers information from cameras and sensors and pushes it out to first responders; drones for damage surveillance and rescues; and vests outfitted with sensors and GPS tracking to be worn by search-and-rescue dogs.

 

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The Future of Drones

The Future of Drones | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard of drone use in the military. But did you know that drones are being used by a wide variety of individuals and organizations right here at home every day… and that they’ll have
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Real Estate and photographers using them for difficult shots--that's pretty cool. This is a good read. 

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Kelsey Von Berge's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:00 AM

Just like most public policies, drones can be good and also bad. I think drones should definitely be used for filming videos, sports and taking cool pictures that just wouldn't be able to be captured with a normal camera. On the other hand, they can be used to spy on other people which can raise a lot of controversy and confusion. 

Madisen Schimek's comment, March 16, 2014 8:39 PM
It's all a question whether the good out weighs the bad. I think they may end up causing some serious issues but also could help a lot with the right about of regulations in place to protect the rights of the people.
Maureen Disque's comment, March 17, 2014 3:41 PM
It's hard to tell whether or not drones are generally good or bad. I agree that drones should be used for filming and taking pictures normal cameras couldn't capture, although the use of drones for spying is a huge controversy in America.
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Drones both effective, controversial - Daily American Online

Drones both effective, controversial - Daily American Online | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Drones both effective, controversial
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows an unmanned drone used to patrol the U.S.-Canadian border.
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senseFly set to release eBee industrial UAV

senseFly set to release eBee industrial UAV | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Swiss sensor manufacturer senseFly is about to release its new unmanned aerial vehicle, the eBee.
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