Arizona State University developing drone software for search and rescues
High-tech advancements are promising to help make search and rescue operations more effective. One example is work to develop software and design algorithms to enable flying drones and ground robots to more quickly locate missing or stranded persons. Those efforts are underway in the lab of Stephanie Gil (at far right in photo), a Fulton Schools assistant professor of computer science. Along with her student research assistants, Gil is exploring how drones can not only locate those who are lost, but also deliver water, medical supplies and communication devices to them. Read more about the lab’s work.