Open Source Desaster Relief Drone

After the experiences they made with getting an overview about the damage the tsunami spring wave in Japan caused last year, OpenRelief designed a cheap open source desaster relief drone. OpenRelief is a collaborative effort of 12 professionals from around the globe to create a prototype drone that can fly itself into and out of disaster zones to take photos and video and map roads, people and smoke. Sensors will measure weather conditions and radiation. That critical information can then be sent to relief workers on the ground.

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