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Autonomous drones can help search and rescue after disasters

A drone flies over buildings destroyed after last week's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Olivia Harris  - GF10000081001

Drones can access areas inaccessible or too dangerous for humans. Image: REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Vijayan Asari
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, , University of Dayton
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Our system can spot people amid busy surroundings. Image: University of Dayton Vision Lab,CC BY-ND
 Confusing and dim lighting can make it hard to identify people.
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