Saturday, June 09, 2012
The OpenRelief project recently made its public debut in Japan. The collaborative effort seeks to develop a small drone that can fly into and out of disaster zones, taking photos and videos. Sensors will measure weather conditions (and radiation) and help map roads, people and smoke. The goal is an under $1,000 production price device that can be used by governments and NGOs. Two prototype units have already been built. More in future posts as this project moves forward.